Being one of the co-founders of Hi-Bias Records is just one of the notable accomplishments of Toronto DJ and Producer extraordinaire, Nick Fiorruci, and there are more than just a couple of jamz on this album that you simply cannot miss whether you are a DJ or a casual listener of the genre known by some as pumpin’ dance music. 11:11 is produced by Nick ‘Fierce’ Fiorucci, one of our friends from north of the U.S. border, he's also the songwriter and remixery. When asked about the significance of “11:11”, Nick mentions to numerology meaning where 11 symbolizes psychic vibrations and balance as well as the 11:11 was "quite freaky and thought it would make a cool album title so it stuck."
You, my dear reader, will crave an extended remixed version of every one of these truly fashionable contemporary dance club songs even though the track list says it is a “club mix”, a real club mix is at least six minutes and change in my book, so he needs to give up some more on any of these prime cuts! Each and every song drops you smack-dab in the middle of a crowded dance floor which is under-lit by sequential lights that move under your feet to the multicolored beat beginning with the first of several guest vocalists, Kelly Malbasa crooning “Everytime you move it makes me free”. My other favorites are the very next one, “Need Your Love” (purchase/download)featuring the first appearance of JaQe; “You’re like oxygen to me, can’t breathe without it!” ; the bumpin’ clean-up hitter “The Night”, cut eight, a cathedralish “Nothing Better Than Life” with Sherrie Lea on lead vocal, and the best one, “Fantasy” featuring Teresa Couto with her kind of effective drone monotone delivery.
He even includes an updated and pumping version of the Starpoint classic “Object Of My Desire” (purchase/download), and while JaQe is no Renee Diggs, she is close enough in her intonations so an not to misrepresent or betray the original. Song placement is very good on this album as represented by the finale, “Hate To Love” vs Shania Twain who hits almost Donna Summer notes and with its false cold endings. This terrific four star album showcases Nick’s musical variety, adaptability, disc jockey sensibilities and consistent versatility. Party over here!!
Released August 21, 2007 on HiBias Records