O.O.R.S - Callabonna Grove (Sudup Recordings)

After Sudup Recordings' well-received Message For You EP by Ooze, the label returns with a new artist signing: the London-based producer Matt Evans AKA O.O.R.S. A seasoned DJ, O.O.R.S recently entered the production realm with his “Solebeats” track, released on Julian Sanza’s Hearbeat Revolutions label and remixed by Pete Dafeet. O.O.R.S also self-released his promo-only OUTPUT series which garnered attention from heavyweights in the house music community. For his Sudup debut, O.O.R.S drops the infectious sound of “Callabonna Grove,” a rolling, deep track, with lush pads and some seriously intricate drum programming. This is a warm, summery sounding track with a tasty percussion section up front in the mix for added beach party rhythm fuel. The first in a trio of remixes comes courtesy of Moodymanc, the prolific 20:20 Vision Soundsystem member (also known as Dubble D). This mix plays on the percussive element, adding deep chords and hypnotic, looping crowd sounds just in the background. Dubby bits abound which help make this a stunning deep house effort. The second 20:20 Vision Soundsystem journeyman on this package, Julian Sanza (also part of Silver City), then jumps on board for the next revision. Julian’s mix features a bold bass line anchored on a solid four-on-the-floor swing, and a gorgeous build of synths, pads, and arpeggiations. Prime late night tackle here. With the final say is Sudup Recordings’ own Dlay, coming off his popular remix on the aforementioned Ooze release. A growling low end under a rhythmic shuffle drive this version’s rotating key stabs and shooting string notes, leading to an evocative, mysterious-sounding musical breakdown. These four tracks further push the Sudup sound, with high quality, unique deep house again delivered without fail.

Funk D’Void - “Lovely stuff here.”
Karizma (Basement Boys) - “Loving the Moodymanc remix …”
Hipp-e (H-Foundation) - “Really good release!”
Jay West - “Very nice work from Moodymanc and Julian. I love both remixes.”
Murray Richardson - “A great set of mixes, it’s hard to choose. The original is class!” Pezzner - “Moodymanc sure does know how make some house music.”
Chris Fortier - “All smooth, but Moodymanc is my pick. I love his stuff and will play out for sure.”
Motorcitysoul - “The original is super - plus Moodymanc is killing it!”
Tommy Largo - “Dope tune. Original and Moodymanc mixes for me.”
Giom - “The Moodymanc mix is cool! Good work all around.”
Vincent Kwok (Eight-Fifteen) - “Deepness! Great release.”
Neil Quigley - “Original and Moodymanc’s float my boat!”
Jef K (Silver Network) - “Yeah! Super EP. I love the vibes. Moodymac and Julian are rocking it.”

Additional support from Three, Brett Johnson, Satoshi Fumi, Joshua Iz, Matthew Bandy, Nick Holder, Inland Knights, Doc Link, Harold Heath, and Nico De Ceglia.

Available now from Juno Download.