The Them On The Hill label is excited to welcome seasoned house music producer Chris Forman to their musical family. Based in New Jersey, Chris has a slew of classic releases on the likes of Bumpin City, Nite Grooves, Seasons, and – as Steal Vybe with Damon Bennett – King Street and Vega Records. Reaching Out To The World is Chris's Them On The Hill debut and is 'Part 1' in a promised continuing series. This double A-side single begins with "The Music (Soul4Real Dub)" which features gorgeous layers of instrumentation – including some particularly melodic piano lines – while a soulful voice pleads for us to "just let the track play." No coaxing necessary … this one's infectious enough to ride to the end. "SomeBody Else Tonight" follows with a beefier, old school flavor driven by a solid rhythm and bass track. The cut builds masterfully, and then a classic vocal sample makes an appearance giving this one a super-charged dose of dance floor fuel. Reaching Out To The World, Part 1 is here to thrill the die-hard heads and the deep house newcomers alike.
Andy Compton (The Rurals / Peng) - "Dope!"
Mr.V (Sole Channel Music NYC) - "Oh, man … yes!"
Glenn Underground - "Hot s%!t right here."
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - "Rock solid musical house with plenty of drive. It's great to hear new material from Chris Forman."
Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn / Local Talk) - "I'm feeling 'The Music (Soul4Real Dub)'."
Graeme Park - "This is really good!"
Tyree Cooper - "Nice stuff."
DJ Craig C (Pound Boys) - "'SomeBody Else Tonight' is the s%!t! Great track … old school with new production."
Nick Holder - "I'm digging it."
Jaymz Nylon - "Great vibe all around … captivating."
Robert Owens - "'SomeBody Else Tonight' … great track!"
Hippie Torrales - "Real nice deep groove."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "This is something different and fresh which I respect. I will be playing this."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Cool stuff. 'The Music (Soul4Real Dub)' is wicked … love that bouncing bass groove."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "'The Music (Soul4Real Dub)' is an amazing soul-infused late night gem … sheer musical bliss."
Michael Terzian (Salvation From Sin Radio) - "This single proves that Chris Forman of Steal Vybe still has that midas touch."