ACID is in the house at Get Up Recordings and it comes in the form of “Flashback”, the latest offering from label owner Christy Love. This incredible package includes the fiery original and remixes coming from NYC’s Eli Escobar and London’s Local Group.
Christy Love has been immersed in the house music scene for more than two decades and is one of the most sought-after DJs in NYC because she consistently destroys dance floors all over the city and beyond. Her distinct sets comprise of a clever mixture of classic and modern house bursting with driving tech beats and funky bass lines; she plays a pivotal role in defining the current underground sound of New York. This DJ prowess, combined with her individual production work, in addition to her work as House of Stank with long-time collaborator W. Jeremy and the success of their label Get Up Recordings, has transformed Christy into a house music triple threat. “Flashback” is a tech acid psychedelic groove, filled with driving drums and a smooth bass line that build into a classic hypnotic rhythm.
First up on remix duties is fellow NYC DJ and producer Eli Escobar. This house and disco evangelist has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for the last two decades. Whether tearing it up at clubs across the capital or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, Escobar rarely steps out of his four-four beat. As one third of the Tiki Disco parties in Bushwick, as well as running his own Night People label, Escobar has been putting his own twist on the city’s house and disco soundtrack, joining the dots between yesterday’s golden era classics and today’s club anthems. Eli’s remix takes the original to a place that's almost reminiscent of early '90s rave, but keeps things real tight. Big drums, echoing hits, and a big evolving bass line keep this mix moving. A super sweet surprise for the dance floor.
The second remix of “Flashback” comes courtesy of London’s Local Group (AKA Joe Roberts and Louis Major) who formed in an East London basement while reading a book about the stars. Former DJ Mag editor Joe Roberts has been DJ'ing since the turn of the millennium, playing alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim in the Brazilian rainforest to the likes of Duke Dumont and Night Slugs. He is currently a resident at White Leather Viper Club at Dalston Superstore and Jim Warboy’s roving techno rave party, Sabojaq. Louis Major works as a sound engineer and is part of the liquid drum and bass trio Broken Drum, who have released on labels such as Sheer Velocity and Subfuzion. Their I Gotta Big Kick name for the remix is undoubtedly what it is … a hard house kick coupled with stabs of acid, spacey vocals, and splashes of breakbeat drums make this mix an added highlight to an already illuminating release.
Louis Osbourne - "The original is ace!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "The Eli Escobar remix is dope."
Chris Fortier (Fade) - "Both remixes on here are good."
Nick Catchdubs (Fool's Gold) - "Eli Escobar is always on point."
Linas Fresh Tee (Dubinsky / Drumpoet Community) - "Dance floor bangers!"
Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ) - "Loving the Local Group remix!"
Iain Rejekt (The Rejekts / Sankeys) - "Eli Escobar's mix is cracking! Great work."
Golf Clap - "The Local Group remix is tight."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - "That Eli Escobar remix is superb!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Massive, heavy duty gear … love it."
DJ Tronic (Dancefloor Mayhem) - "A hot slice of acid house goodness."