Next up from Get Up Recordings is the Come Correct EP from UK heavy-hitter Hannah Holland. The package includes two original tracks and remixes of the title track from Christy Love, Lady Blacktronika, and Mystic Bill.
Hannah Holland is a DJ, producer, and label boss. Her career began ten years ago with legendary residencies at seminal London clubs Trailer Trash, Batty Bass, and Dalston Superstore and regularly appears at Fabric London, Dance Tunnel, Ministry of Sound and Bugged Out! She has toured the world with her unique bass-heavy sound and has headlined with such luminaries as Steffi, Luke Solomon, Rodhad, Green Velvet, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Jennifer Cardini, Chloe, and Josh Caffé. Her distinct productions, which fuse many styles into hybrids of house, techno, and bass, can be heard alongside an impressive roster of talent on her labels Batty Bass and Native City. In addition to remixes for The Knife, DJ Hell, and O Children, she has original releases on Nervous Records and Classic Music Co. One can also catch her delving deep on her monthly NTS radio show. “Come Correct” exemplifies what she does best as a DJ and producer, which is thinking of the dance floor as a runway. Rhythmic snares and percussion set to a back drop of driving bass lines sprinkled with diva one-liner vocals are a recipe for dance. The B-side, “Noir Gate”, is deep, dark bass-driven audio ecstasy.
In addition to co-owning Get Up Recordings, Christy Love is also a dynamic DJ and producer. She is a sought-after DJ in NYC, largely because of her distinct sets comprising of a clever mixture of classic and modern house, bursting with driving beats and funky bass lines. In 2007, Christy and label partner W. Jeremy (under the moniker House of Stank) had their first two tracks released on DJ Pierre’s label, Afro Acid Digital, and later released “Make U Jack” and “Get Up, Yeah!” on Dust Traxx Chicago. In 2013, Christy ventured into solo territory with “I’m Goin’ Under” featuring Scissor Sisters front-woman Ana Matronic followed by “Paradise”, “Internal Waves”, and “Flashback”, all for Get Up Recordings. She has remixed for Hannah Holland, JD Samson & Men, Mikey V, Gina Breeze, and Nita Aviance of The Carry Nation. Her remix of “Come Correct” is a deep house version with beautifully orchestrated keys and a punchy bass line.
Lady Blacktronika got her start in 1997 doing vocals for San Jose based DJ/producer Mattski. In 2006 she tried her hand at production and shortly thereafter released her first EP on Spanish house label Deep Explorer. Since then she has amassed an extensive discography which includes releases on her own imprints Sound Black Recordings and Sound Kemystry. Her sound is heavily influenced by the classic elements of old school Chicago and Detroit house. She recently concluded a world tour that included Panorama Bar, Corsica Studios, and Love Deep in London, Honey Soundsystem in San Francisco, CubScout and Juicy in L.A., Medellin, Columbia, as well as an Acid Crew event at the Breakfast Club in Tel-Aviv. Her remix of “Come Correct” is gritty, grimy, tech goodness.
Mystic Bill is a true preacher of the ‘traditional’ Chicago/Detroit house and techno sound. Bill’s introduction to the dance music scene began during his teen years growing up in Miami. It wasn’t until Bill landed a job at Flamingo Record Pool, which was ran by Bill Kelly (WMC fame) and Richard McVay, that he discovered house music. When house and acid promos from Chicago started arriving, he felt so in tune with what was happening in Chicago that he needed to be there. After frequent visits, he made the move, and shortly thereafter was spinning at parties around the city. His first residency was in the Boiler Room at the Shelter with Johnny Fiasco, and later places like The Vault with Derrick Carter and Mark Farina and Normandy’s with Ralphie Rosario. His first music production was a remix of Kay Ladrae’s Lack of Love on Demand Records. Earlier production work can be found on labels such as Trax Records, Relief, Club House, and Swing Street. Here, Bill gives two acid mixes of Hannah’s track, a pumping jam and a stripped-down dub, both full of pure musical delight.
L.A. Williams (The Last Souls Of Techno) – “Mystic Bill’s Function Dub rocked it!”
Lee Guthrie (Wiggle) – “The original and Mystic Bill mixes are dope.”
Steve ‘Griffo’ Griffiths (Deep Frozen) – “Phew! Brutal stuff. I’m going with Christy Love’s Remix – a heady brew of old school jackin’ style house.”
Thomas White (Natural Rhythm) – “Mystic Bill with the acid kill.”
DJ P-Rez (Not So Fast Records) – “Awww Yeah! I’m all over this.”
Velanche (Club 91 Radio Show) – “The Lady Blacktronika and Mystic Bill mixes are fiyah!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “Loving the acid.”
DJ Hal (EQ Magazine) – “Top Acid House.”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory Radio Show) – “I like the original of Come Correct and Noir Gate.”
Tariq Ziyad (Planet Rave) – “Another sensational release from this awesome imprint.”