House of Stank - Beat And A Blur (Get Up Recordings)

NYC-based DJs Christy Love and W. Jeremy are House of Stank, formed in 2006 out of their weekly STANK party and subsequently releasing top tunes for the likes of Dust Traxx Chicago and DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid Digital. With “Beat And A Blur” House of Stank return to their own Get Up Recordings imprint for a rousing foray into after hours house music shenanigans. “Beat And A Blur” is an exhilarating taste of the House of Stank sound, filled with percolating staccato synth chords, cool vocal drops, and a punchy bass line to keep things in motion. The sonic elements swirl in and out of the mix giving a hypnotic edge that works wonders on dimly lit dance floors. A trio of quality remixes follows, led by Gavin Russom from DFA outfit The Crystal Ark. Russom’s mix opens with a bouncing kick drum and vocal cut-ups, steadily building through ominous synth stabs and retro-flavored drum machine hijinks. Honey Soundsystem’s Jason Kendig hits with his version next, intro’ed by some Prince-like drum sounds before fully developing into a spacey, late night deep house treasure. Kendig’s analog style compliments the source material nicely, with processed percussion and echo effects lending to the track’s atmosphere. Finally, Berlin’s Snuff Crew (Rush Hour, SCI+TEC, Playhouse) treat “Beat And A Blur” to their Chicago acid house esthetic creating an old-school flavored builder that bumps and pumps for its electrifying seven minutes. Quality all the way, this package from Get Up Recordings is sure to please.

Alland Byallo - “Kendig and Snuff on one record. Done and done. Brilliant reworks.”
Tensnake - “Gavin Russom has been one of my favorite producers and his remix is awesome as always.”
Chris Fortier - “The original and Snuff Crew remix for me.”
Colin Dale - “I love the sound of the original here … sounds fresh and full of phunk.”
Will SumSuch (DeepWit / Etoka) - “Jason Kendig’s remix is proper!”
Motorcitysoul - “Snuff Crew banging it!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - “I like where the Gavin Russom remix gets to, but I’m a sucker for a 303 so the Snuff Crew acid mix is my favorite.”
Rick Preston - “Snuff Crew’s Remix is the bizness! Love the acid!”
Ben Mono - “Excellent release. I can hardly decide which track I like the most.”
Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial) - “Snuff Crew mix for me.”
DJ Harri (Sub Club) - “It’s hard to pick a winner … I’m liking them all.”
Craig Stewart (DCSTrax / Montana & Stewart) - “My bros Snuff Crew nail this funker to the dance floor. Great work, whoever you guys are!”
Jamie Topham (CDPool) - “The original is the best of the bunch. Its deep tribal elements and retro-style production could make this one of the first surprises of 2013.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Strong classic retro house vibe here, nice and nasty.”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance) - “Forward-thinking house grooves.”

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