The latest release from Get Up Recordings is a classic house monster! “I’m Goin’ Under” is the breakout solo release from label co-owner Christy Love featuring a killer guest vocal from Scissor Sisters front-woman Ana Matronic. 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 beats and funky bass lines, playing a pivotal role in defining the current underground sound of New York. This DJ prowess, combined with her production work as House of Stank with long-time collaborator, W. Jeremy, and the success of their label, Get Up Recordings, has transformed Christy Love into a house music triple threat. The original version is a nod to underground classic house, yet reflective of all the musical styles that are currently happening in New York City - elements of deep tech, ’90s house and a diva-esque vocal by Ms. Matronic. Christy also includes a re-worked, club-friendlier version with choppier vocals layered over sounds reminiscent of the classic New York City Ballroom house scene.
The release also includes two remixes, the first coming from Australian born / Berlin resident Michelle Owen. In addition to production and remix work on labels such as Lost My Dog, Moodmusic, Exploited, and Dirt Crew, Michelle has also worked with Ben Watt at his label Buzzin Fly Records, the Beatport office in Berlin, Native Instruments, and currently runs her own music product management company. Michelle’s multi-dimensional artistry really comes through on her remix, which is a ’90s house big beat approach with rhythms and sounds harking back to the early U.K. rave scene.
The second remix comes from London’s Hannah Holland, co-owner of the label Batty Bass which has become one of the U.K.’s most-respected underground labels. The label’s bi-monthly parties at The Star of Bethnal Green and XOYO are described by Time Out as “… a must-do on the U.K.’s club calendar”. She is also a frequent DJ at renowned parties such as Bugged Out, The Warehouse Project, Fabric, Ibiza’s Amnesia, and Glastonbury. Her remix of “I’m Goin’ Under” reflects her signature production style, a ’90s warehouse feel with a bottom-heavy bass line punctuated by bouncy percussion.
Be sure to check out the video for “I’m Goin’ Under” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSmhKK4W8x4 (please share it if you dig it!)
Graeme Park - “The Michelle Owen remix stands out … superb!”
Jay West - “I’m all over the original and the Michelle Owen remix!”
Tyree Cooper - “Nice!”
Moodymanc (20/20 Vision) - “I’m liking the Michelle Owen and Hannah Holland mixes.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “The London hip housin’ Michelle Owen mix the most for me.”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco / Up Yours) - “I think all the mixes here are great.”
JC Pinto (one28 Recordings) - “I’m loving the ’90s warehouse rave vibe on Michelle Owen’s mix.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Love’s Re-Work … funky little cookie! I like this. The bass line instantly made me smile.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Michelle Owen’s remix is cool here … great percussive and bass groove workout.”
Eric Davenport - “I’m digging Love’s Re-Work. Totally captures the late 80’s acid house vibe.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM) - “More retro floor killers are always welcome and Get Up Recordings is establishing its own unique sound on this trend. The Michelle Owen remix is the one for me here … it’s like a late ’80s old school Bomb The Bass monster, an early UK breakbeat big rave weapon.”
Brandon Bass (Hub City Music) - “This release sounds like something I would have bought on wax in the ’90s … nice work!”