[News] Congratulations to local San Diego label, Surface Recordings, for being featured on the front page of Beatport.com! Surface Recordings is our good friend Halo Varga’s label and boasts a debut by Benedict for their third release, with remixes from Pezzner, Safeword, Alix Alvarez and Marc Cotterell! Big ups to Surface on the release! Keep ’em coming!


“After an impressive start Halo Varga’s Surface imprint readies its third release from Manchester-based producer Benedict. With releases on Freeerange, Hudd Traxx, Morris Audio and Urban Torque, Benedict’s CV speaks for itself and his debut on Surface showcases what he does best – refined deep house with garage overtones that makes it appeal somewhat timeless. Complementing the original are four remixes from a selection of house music aficionados. First up Pezzner delivers a brooding, techy re-work that builds into a beautifully uplifting yet restrained breakdown that gives the listener a brief moment of euphoria before that switches straight back into hypnotic groove. Fresh off the back of an outstanding release on Mobilee, San Fran duo Safeword explore a jazz infused dubbed-out tip drawing out the original’s vocal over its course to great effect. New York house cat Alix Alvarez turns in an upbeat tracky take on AAPTOBG and rounding off the package Marc Cotterell serves up a dreamy slice of modern deep house.”