Roam Recordings is known for representing the multiple facets of house music and sharing it with the world. The label's latest offering -- The Argyle Connect EP -- comes from one of the label's proprietors, San Francisco-based producer Chad Mitchell, and includes a remix by Chicago’s own Andrew Emil (Four Play Music, Glenview, Classic). “I Surrender” starts the release off with a timeless, nostalgic sound slightly reminiscent of '80s new wave anthems, but fused with a fresh interpretation of the latest nu-disco sound. "Keeps Movin’" proceeds with a more straight-forward house-infused dance floor bounce and a catchy piano line that reminds of the playfulness of Paradise Garage classics like "Let's Go Dancin'". Flipping the original mix of "I Surrender", Andrew Emil’s San Frandisco Dub turns the cut into a disco-flavored dance floor banger through a bass line with plenty of strut and just the right rhythmic guitar accents. “Connect With Our Love” is a more laid back number, but still packs plenty of punch with its poppy bass, seemingly pulled from a couple decades back. This record captures the spirit of past times with a finesse fit for many present day situations. There's a lot to like about it and it's sure to deliver.
Andy Compton (The Rurals / Peng) - "Dope grooves!"
Mark Farina - "I'm liking Andrew Emil's mixes."
Andrew Macari (Greenhouse / Tastie) - "Great stuff … I love Andrew Emil's San Frandisco Dub."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Yes … groovy and funky!"
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings) - "Both of Andrew Emil's versions work good for me. Classy and melancholic vibes with a sprinkle of good old sound."
Lance DeSardi (Legwork Records / Land Shark) - "Nice release."
Saulty (Downtown Party Network) - "Ohh, loving Andrew Emil's San Fransisco Dub!"
Vanilla Ace - "This is a cool EP."
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - "Great release overall, but Andrew Emil's San Fransisco Dub is where it's at."
Chris Massey (Paper Recordings / Electriks) - "I'm liking 'Connect With Our Love' a lot! Nice vibes for this oncoming heatwave summer."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "'I Surrender' is wonderful, as is Andrew' Emil's Vintage Chicago Mix. Solid."
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - "Always a good day when a new Roam release hits and this one does not disappoint. It's great to see Chad Mitchell back in the producer's chair … top shelf!"
Velanche (Club 91 Radio Show) - "Chill disco-like coolness."
Simon Lister (People Get Real / Join Our Club) - "'I Surrender' is nice and playful … a great track to get the girls dancing."
Deron Delgado (Paradise / Large Music) - "Andrew Emil's mix is a dope-ass chugger. I'm also diggin' the keys on 'Keeps Movin' and the deep vibes of 'Connect With Our Love'."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "I love the vintage percussive touch of 'Keeps Movin'. Another great 12" by Roam Recordings, one of my favorite house music labels."