Sud Up Recordings return with their nineteenth offering, putting the label’s very own Dlay in the hot seat once again. Entitled Many A Moon, the release is a deep, vibe filled house music affair with tracks that have plenty of bounce in their step.
Lead track “Better Not Bitter” features Dlay’s trademark deep, melodic take on the house sound, with an off-kilter melody and infectious vocal sample. “Vibes” is the second in line, a nod to the US West Coast sound with its percussive elements, spacey keys, and dubby bass line. The final of the originals is “That Confused Look” which ups the tempo slightly, its nagging stab providing the driving force to the track coupled with a cavernous bass line and some peculiar arpeggios. On remix duty this time are two producers who have influenced the Sud Up sound with their own productions over the years. First up is Asad Rizvi AKA Asadinho (RvS, Wrong), a man whose productions have been tearing up dance floors around the world for almost twenty years. He delivers a sleazier rework, taking the vocal and adding his own twist to proceedings. Last, but by no means least, 3am Recordings’ Al Bradley drops an explosive remix, using a vocal intro, dubby percussion, and a bass line / main hook combo that’ll make your head nod and your feet twitch. Al’s version twists and turns and evolves throughout in its own kind of funk, rounding this release off nicely.
Mark Farina - “Nice!”
Doc Martin - “Funky madness from the man known as Asdadinho!”
Robert Owens - “Cool tracks.”
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual) - “Cosmic boogie, indeed!”
Nick Holder - “I’m digging ‘Vibes!’”
Brett Johnson - “Cool release … the remixes are nice.”
Chris Fortier - “Low slung funk.”
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire / Lost My Dog) - “A really cool bunch of tracks here … it’s hard to pick a favourite. All quite unique.”
Phonatics (Housesession Records) - “This is hot!”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - “The groove, chords, and vocal snippet all come together well on ‘Vibes.’”
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves) - “I’m feeling this! Another solid release from Sud Up. ‘Vibes’ is hot!”
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences) - “Asad Rizvi’s Asadinho moniker makes a point here by showing how it’s done just damn right!”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “All three original productions are sure-fire late night weapons.”
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio, Chicago) - “Al Bradley’s 3am Deep Remix of ‘Better Not Bitter’ is a killer track … lowdown and groovy all day!”
Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice) - “The Asadinho remix is the bomb. Dark and dubby how I like it.”
Available now from Juno Download and Stompy.