Get Up Recordings co-owner W. Jeremy releases his third original EP for the label, titled the Summer EP. The EP consists of three original tracks highlighting a variety of genres representative of his production style. Chicago DJ / producer John Mörk lends his magical acid touch on a remix of “I Like That”.
W. Jeremy is a NYC-based DJ / Producer whose history of working for DJs and record labels in the '90s -- ranging from Angel Moraes to Tony Humphries -- has greatly influenced his sets and production style. His Get Up Recordings label is also clearly influenced by his musical past, with a colorful spectrum of artists and remixers including Kim Ann Foxman, Tedd Patterson, MATRiXXMAN, Alinka, Gavin Russom, and David Harness.
The EP kicks off with the completely grooving fun track “I Like That”. Like W. Jeremy's other productions, the main backbone of this cut starts with a booming kick and percussion. The bass then drops in, followed by the melody, which are key stabs reminiscent of the '80s dance era.
Chicago native and NBD Music label head honcho John Mörk bumps up his remix by sprinkling acid all over it. His take is a bit like his work from his past outfit The Sound Republic, but with more of his own signature solo sound, developed through remixing the likes of Midnight Magic, Speck Mountain, and Change Request, to name a few. You can hear the amazing command he has over the 303 as both a melody and a bass line. John is truly a master producer and it can be heard thoroughly on this track.
The next two original tracks -- “Spring” and “Summer” -- showcase W. Jeremy’s wide palette. “Spring” jumps out of the gate as an uplifting soundscape, complete with a deep sub bass, keys, and wind chimes. He also gives the acid treatment here along with vocal bursts that remind one of springtime. “Summer” is definitely a full-on funk jam. Rolling subs as snares, organ rides, and ocean wave vocals bring you right into the feeling of sitting back, relaxing and enjoying … because it's summer!
Eddie Amador - "Solid work!"
Gene Farris - "Great stuff!"
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Both 'Spring' and 'Summer' are fab."
DJ Mes (Guesthouse) - "John Mörk does it for me!"
Hippie Torrales - "Nice grooves here."
Jason Hodges - "Yes … it's 'Summer' time!"
Nick Jagger - "Nice jackin' old school acid shiz."
Alinka (Classic Music Co. / Twirl) - "Great release!"
Eric Sharp (Rock It Science Labs) - "'I Like That' … aptly named!"
Chuck Daniels (Sampled Recordings) - "The John Mörk remix for me!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "Nice vibe!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Both versions of 'I Like That' are slammers, John's remix being particularly tasty! Of the two remaining tracks, tough to choose but the pounding vibes on 'Summer' really got me wiggling around … ace."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Into the deep thump that is 'Summer' … the drums are crushing."
DJ Zach (Subtronic End) - "NIce groove right off the bat on 'I Like That'. Real classic sounding. John Mörk's remix sounds like old Josh Wink."
Tariq Ziyad (Nu Urban ERA) - "I'm feeling the groove and true old school sound of these great tracks."