Boogie Basics is a respected house music label operating out of Los Angeles that aims to collaborate with both established scene veterans and promising young guns, often within a single release. Here they reach out to the southern coast of Italy to hook up with the duo known as Funk Mediterraneo. The two DJs that make up this act, Carlos and Rosario, have been DJ’ing together for fifteen years, with differing tastes and styles that end up perfectly complimenting each other. With previous releases on the likes of Flapjack, Juiced, Bounce House, and Boogie Basics the pair have become an established name in the deep and jackin’ house scenes. For their latest, "Say What?", they embark on a journey with '80s flair and sensible rhythms … a discoid ship repurposed and awash with filters.
Dirty Old Boyz is a recently founded project from Daniele Ciancimino and Enrico Mangiapane, two highly respected Sicilian veteran DJs and producers who have been around the block. With a version just as playful as the original, the duo remix "Say What?" into a floor stomping, jackin' number with plenty of tech elements and energizing effects. Boogie Basics co-founder and Dallas maverick Riche Boom was seminal in his city's music culture and he now plays a prominent role with the label. His bouncy beats and abstract synth patterns are in full effect on his remix, upping the funk and energy with guitar licks and arpeggiated notes.
Charles Feelgood - "TIght!"
Vanilla Ace - "I love the main mix … so funky and fresh."
DJ Heather - "Love this touch … the Captain Sensible touch."
Jason Hodges - "Nice release!"
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - "Great funky release … the Riche Boom edit is the jam."
Doc Link (Liberate Recordings) - "Nice … I will be rocking the original for sure."
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual Recordings) - "Cool little house groover."
Andrew Macari (Greenhouse / Tastie) - "Great stuff!"
Vincent Kwok (Eight-Fifteen / Transport Recordings) - "The Dirty Old Boyz remix works best for me."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Great filter work and groove control … a slamming sound, always building."
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - "I'm digging the fun vibe on this one. The quirkiness of the Riche Boom Edit does it for me though."
Kadabra (The House Hookup Radio Show) - "The Dirty Old Boyz remix has got some deliciously old school vibes going. Love it."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "The hot spot in the package is Riche Boom's remix … his crazy bass and piano driven synth-o-funk is killer."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "A funky driver for the floor."
DJ Widenski (Macadam Music) - "Great jackin' disco house!"