Juan Hoerni, Los Angeles’s rising soulful house maestro, closes out 2018 with “Calling,” a spirited new single in collaboration with house music vocal legend Terry Dexter. Released on Juan’s Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint, “Calling” features Terry’s amazing voice floating over a cruising synth arpeggiation and rhythm track. The production not only recalls highlights of an ‘80s DJ’s underground playlists, but also sounds quintessentially Los Angeles. “Calling” is cool, driving, and sleek as night. An instrumental and dub mix are also included.
The incomparable Roy Davis Jr., who is no stranger to working with Terry Dexter, takes the reins on a passion-filled remix. Roy’s impeccable drum programming creates instant impact, riding over a funky, liquid bass line, swirling string pads, and Terry’s soulful voice. It’s a pure treat for the after hours. Juan and Terry complete the package with the bonus track “Wildness of the Heart,” taking on a classic house music feel with sparkling piano chords, skippy club beats, rousing horn riffs, and disco-flavored string swells. On top of all this is Terry Dexter, giving her all. It’s another feather-in-the-cap for Juan Hoerni and Cha Cha Project Recordings.
Doc Link (Liberate Recordings) – “Always fire when these two connect.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Stunning dance music. Great work!”
Nick Power (Soul Kandi) – “Wildness of the Heart is an absolutely beautiful track. Full support.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House Web Zine) – “A truly inspiring slice of piano infused house music.”
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now) – “This package covers all the bases. Great stuff.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – “Very nice release from Juan. Loving the whole vibe of this joint.”
Master Kev (Underground Collective) – “Roy Davis Jr. remix is bangin!”
Deli G (The Touch) – “Juan is back with a bang, and Roy Davis Jr. has delivered a HOT mix.”
Dean Serafini (Frisky Rhythms) – “Wildness of the Heart is my favorite. Beautiful vocals and infectious keys are really doing it for me.”
Crate Invader (Point Blank FM, London) – “The Calling dub is amazing. Hitting like an Italo-Disco joint, so good! The Roy Davis mix is killer too.”