Patrick Weblin - Genetics (Mood 24 Records)

Haling from the deep south of Ireland, Mood 24 Records is an imprint helmed by Cork-based DJ and producer Patrick Weblin specializing in the deeper end of house and techno. With previous releases on Tooltrax and Soraya, Patrick decided to branch out with his own label which has already turned a few heads and won over many DJs. This latest issue comes from Patrick himself featuring the track “Genetics.” The cut had been incubating for a while, with Patrick testing out versions in the clubs and gauging reactions before settling on the final version. “Genetics” features a punchy kick and crisp snare rhythm alongside lovely deep chord stabs which rise and fall through the track. A rolling bass riff adds a subtle funk and there’s an effectively dramatic breakdown which ends with a floor-pleasing bang. The first “Genetics” remix comes from QuestionmarQ, the Irish producer known for releases on Soma’s Darkroom Dubs, Gotta Keep Faith, and his own Vision Collective Recordings imprint. This version adds a bit of percussive flair, as well as a slamming bass sound, an emphasis on the vocal drop, and some Detroit-ish techno chord action. Nigel Nason, another producer from Cork, who released his debut EP on Mood 24 as well as a follow-up for All Over It Records, provides the final remix. He ends up ripping “Genetics” in half and whacking it a few times with a mallet before putting the pieces back together with his own special blend of house flavorings. Nigel’s version is raw, driving, and solidly focused on the dance floor. It’s got an after hours warehouse feel that should should appeal to DJs of many stripes. Great stuff here from Mood 24 Records … be sure to give this one a twirl.

Dejan (Cityfox) - “Cool stuff here!”
Brett Johnson - “Nice and deep.”
Hippie Torrales - “Deep, deep groove.”
Will SumSuch (DeepWit, Etoka) - “Original and QuestionmarQ versions are both cool!”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - “Rock solid EP. All mixes working well but the raw vibe of Nigel Nason’s remixes edges it for me.”
W. Jeremy (House of Stank) - “ I love the QuestionmarQ mix … super deep and funky. Original is hitting, also.”
Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY / Resident Advisor) - “Excellent dub-tech action … really loving the slightly boogie-fied QuestionmarQ version!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “All three are cool here … just well-made, warm ‘builder’ tracks that will add to a set in fine style. Nigel’s mix just takes the pick for me … really cool deepness.”
Louis Hughes (6th Sense Music) - “This is great groovy deep house. Will play for sure.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Spacey and futuristic feel with nice warm bass … I like the drums here, also.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “Nigel Nason’s raw and pristine underground flavored remix is the one to go for.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) - “All three tracks are good, while the original cut provides all the pump I need in the most sophisticated way.”
DJ Aldrin (Zouk Club, Singapore) - “I’m feeling Nigel Nason’s deep, dubby groove.”

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