After five acclaimed albums for Howlin' Records and singles for the likes of Breakbeat Paradise and Skint's Under 5's imprint, Rory Hoy has teamed up with Ashley Slater (Freak Power) to unleash "Hey Everybody!" through Super Hi-Fi Recordings. Already proving to be one of the hottest funk / soul bangers of the summer, "Hey Everybody!" has received early accolades from Craig Charles of the BBC's Funk & Soul Show, Fake Blood ("super slick"), and big beat legend Freddy Fresh ("dope tune!"). The cut is a rollicking, organic funk-disco number that seamlessly meshes Nile Rodgers / Chic-style guitar riffs with sexy vocals recalling Sly Stone. It's a combination made in heaven … and for dance floors here on Earth.
The pack of hot shot remixes include a stomping version by Skint Records legend Dr. Bone, his first remix production in over a decade. His mix accentuates the funkiest bits of the rhythm section, and brings the righteous horns to the fore. Funky breaks masters All Good Funk Alliance are also on hand for an outstanding reimagining … their slick, '80s funk influenced jam show them solidly at the top of their game. Rory Hoy himself also delivers a pair of remixes that are completely different takes on the original. His House Of Phonk mix delightfully harkens back to the late-'90s 'French touch' era of house music. Then, Rory's Acid Trip Remix throws the track into the realm of mid-tempo funky acid house, beaming out of a dark club circa 1988. This amazing release is ripe for summer festivals and sweaty nightclubs alike … dig in.
Kid Loco - "Quite a bouncy summer track."
Richard Dorfmeister (Tosca / Kruder & Dorfmeister) - "I like the original the best."
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - "Dr. Bone remix … beautiful!"
Bill Brewster (DJ History) - "Good to hear Ashley Slater's voice again … I always thought he was tremendously underrated. Pick of the mixes is definitely All Good Funk Alliance's."
Fort Knox Five - "This is one super funky single … props to the old school roller-skate vibes of the original mix!"
The Breakbeat Junkie (Good Groove / Manmade) - "Dope sounds all the way through...sooooo catchy. AGFA kills it!"
Omegaman (Fort Knox Recordings) - "Epic! Not a bad mix among 'em."
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - "Rory's Acid Trip Remix is cool!"
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox) - "Wicked tune … catchy and funky! Nice remixes, too."
tOtALcULt (Cult Music / NuFunk) - "Rory Hoy is a great producer and his work just keeps getting more assured with every release. This one is completely killer. One of my tunes of the summer for sure!"
Diesler (A LIttle Something Radio) - "The All Good Funk Alliance remix is out of this world … scorcher!"
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - "Massive release … so many versions ready to rock the sh$t out of any dance floor worldwide."