Hannah Holland - Come Correct EP (Get Up Recordings)

Next up from Get Up Recordings is the Come Correct EP from UK heavy-hitter Hannah Holland. The package includes two original tracks and remixes of the title track from Christy Love, Lady Blacktronika, and Mystic Bill.

Hannah Holland is a DJ, producer, and label boss. Her career began ten years ago with legendary residencies at seminal London clubs Trailer Trash, Batty Bass, and Dalston Superstore and regularly appears at Fabric London, Dance Tunnel, Ministry of Sound and Bugged Out! She has toured the world with her unique bass-heavy sound and has headlined with such luminaries as Steffi, Luke Solomon, Rodhad, Green Velvet, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Jennifer Cardini, Chloe, and Josh Caffé. Her distinct productions, which fuse many styles into hybrids of house, techno, and bass, can be heard alongside an impressive roster of talent on her labels Batty Bass and Native City. In addition to remixes for The Knife, DJ Hell, and O Children, she has original releases on Nervous Records and Classic Music Co. One can also catch her delving deep on her monthly NTS radio show. “Come Correct” exemplifies what she does best as a DJ and producer, which is thinking of the dance floor as a runway. Rhythmic snares and percussion set to a back drop of driving bass lines sprinkled with diva one-liner vocals are a recipe for dance. The B-side, “Noir Gate”, is deep, dark bass-driven audio ecstasy.

In addition to co-owning Get Up Recordings, Christy Love is also a dynamic DJ and producer. She is a sought-after DJ in NYC, largely because of her distinct sets comprising of a clever mixture of classic and modern house, bursting with driving beats and funky bass lines. In 2007, Christy and label partner W. Jeremy (under the moniker House of Stank) had their first two tracks released on DJ Pierre’s label, Afro Acid Digital, and later released “Make U Jack” and “Get Up, Yeah!” on Dust Traxx Chicago. In 2013, Christy ventured into solo territory with “I’m Goin’ Under” featuring Scissor Sisters front-woman Ana Matronic followed by “Paradise”, “Internal Waves”, and “Flashback”, all for Get Up Recordings. She has remixed for Hannah Holland, JD Samson & Men, Mikey V, Gina Breeze, and Nita Aviance of The Carry Nation. Her remix of “Come Correct” is a deep house version with beautifully orchestrated keys and a punchy bass line.

Lady Blacktronika got her start in 1997 doing vocals for San Jose based DJ/producer Mattski. In 2006 she tried her hand at production and shortly thereafter released her first EP on Spanish house label Deep Explorer. Since then she has amassed an extensive discography which includes releases on her own imprints Sound Black Recordings and Sound Kemystry. Her sound is heavily influenced by the classic elements of old school Chicago and Detroit house. She recently concluded a world tour that included Panorama Bar, Corsica Studios, and Love Deep in London, Honey Soundsystem in San Francisco, CubScout and Juicy in L.A., Medellin, Columbia, as well as an Acid Crew event at the Breakfast Club in Tel-Aviv. Her remix of “Come Correct” is gritty, grimy, tech goodness.

Mystic Bill is a true preacher of the ‘traditional’ Chicago/Detroit house and techno sound. Bill’s introduction to the dance music scene began during his teen years growing up in Miami. It wasn’t until Bill landed a job at Flamingo Record Pool, which was ran by Bill Kelly (WMC fame) and Richard McVay, that he discovered house music. When house and acid promos from Chicago started arriving, he felt so in tune with what was happening in Chicago that he needed to be there. After frequent visits, he made the move, and shortly thereafter was spinning at parties around the city. His first residency was in the Boiler Room at the Shelter with Johnny Fiasco, and later places like The Vault with Derrick Carter and Mark Farina and Normandy’s with Ralphie Rosario. His first music production was a remix of Kay Ladrae’s Lack of Love on Demand Records. Earlier production work can be found on labels such as Trax Records, Relief, Club House, and Swing Street. Here, Bill gives two acid mixes of Hannah’s track, a pumping jam and a stripped-down dub, both full of pure musical delight.

L.A. Williams (The Last Souls Of Techno) – “Mystic Bill’s Function Dub rocked it!”
Lee Guthrie (Wiggle) – “The original and Mystic Bill mixes are dope.”
Steve ‘Griffo’ Griffiths (Deep Frozen) – “Phew! Brutal stuff. I’m going with Christy Love’s Remix – a heady brew of old school jackin’ style house.”
Thomas White (Natural Rhythm) – “Mystic Bill with the acid kill.”
DJ P-Rez (Not So Fast Records) – “Awww Yeah! I’m all over this.”
Velanche (Club 91 Radio Show) – “The Lady Blacktronika and Mystic Bill mixes are fiyah!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “Loving the acid.”
DJ Hal (EQ Magazine) – “Top Acid House.”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory Radio Show) – “I like the original of Come Correct and Noir Gate.”
Tariq Ziyad (Planet Rave) – “Another sensational release from this awesome imprint.”

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W. Jeremy - Phantasy (Get Up Recordings)

Get Up Recordings label owner W. Jeremy is back again with a new EP titled “Phantasy”. The EP includes two original tracks and two pumping remixes from the multi-talented Canadian DJ/producer export Karsten Sollors and Chi-town’s Andrew Emil.

W. Jeremy is a NYC based DJ/producer whose history of working for DJs and record labels in the ’90s – ranging from Angel Moraes to Tony Humphries – has greatly influenced his DJ sets and production/remix style. His Get Up Recordings label is also clearly influenced by his musical past as well, with a colorful spectrum of artists and remixers including Kim Ann Foxman, Tedd Patterson, MATRiXXMAN, Rennie Foster, Gavin Russom, and Snuff Crew. The EP kicks off with the original version of “Phantasy”, a bumping house jam with bass driven percussion and euphoric breaks.

First up on remix duties is Karsten Sollors, who has earned the attention of electronic music’s finest thanks to a resume of well-rounded accomplishments. With releases on Toolroom Records, Nervous, and Farris Wheel Recordings, Sollors is breaking boundaries within the house music pool. Outside of the studio, Sollors’ profile has immersed itself across clubs since his relocation to Chicago. Playing alongside the likes of Jay Lumen, Sante, Gene Farris, and Nick Warren, he has dropped an immense collection of music at his Saturday Sound-Bar residency in Chicago and also regularly at Primary, Spybar, and Annex. His remix of “Phantasy”, much like his DJ’ing, brings a superb driving tech house element to the package.

Next up on the remix end is Andrew Emil, who has been a well-respected fixture in Chicago’s music scene for over a decade and a half. A concert-trained percussionist, Emil eventually moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College and study audio engineering and music composition. Emil, who has been deeply entrenched in Chicago’s thriving house music scene since the 1990s, has a sound that reflects an eclectic and mature marriage of classic and contemporary elements of Chicago house, infused with jazz and soul undercurrents. Not only has he put out releases on some of house music’s most elite labels, including OM Records, Seasons, four play music, Farris Wheel, Gallery Music Group, Look At You, .dotbleep, Kompute, Roam Recordings, Industry Recordings, Classic, and Panhandle, but Emil remains one of Chicago’s most respected and lauded DJs. He is a Resident DJ at Nu: The Outer Space Disco Dancing Society of Chicago, 2016 Primary Nightclub, and a featured resident at First Saturdays at the legendary Gramaphone Records. His remix here is a full-on Chi-town funk jazz vibe and an ode to Strictly Jaz Unit, a collective that included members such as Boo Williams and Glenn Underground.

Rounding out the EP is the second original, “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”, a lusciously hypnotic house track with swirling soundscapes, pulsating rhythms, and an acid-inspired arpeggiated lead.

DJ Heather (Blackcherry Recordings) – “Diggin’ “Heart” and the Andrew Emil Jaz Dub too. Great EP!”
Anthony Pappa (Red Light District - “The best mix is the Karsten Sollors Remix. I will support it!” Distant People (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “Cool lively bounce on Andrew Emil’s Jaz Dub.” Blueshift (Nurvous Records) – “Karsten’s mix is my pick!” J. Caprice (High Maintenance) – “Very nice tracks. It’s really hard to pick a favorite!” Edground (Grooveland Music) – “This Andrew Emil Jaz Dub is amazing.” Kane Ian (Dustpan Recordings) – “Liking Andrew Emil’s Jaz Dub and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.” Kadabra (The House Hookup Radio Show) – “Holy Crap, the Heart Is A Lonely Hunter is fantastic.” Velanche (Club 91 Radio Show) – “Hard to beat the original, but the remixes are good too.” Kosta** (Vibe FM, Bucharest) – “Summer grooves right here! I enjoyed every track.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.

Bobby Duron - Say What? (Get Up Recordings)

Next up from Get Up Recordings is the Say What? EP from NYC relative-newcomer Bobby Duron. The package includes two original tracks, “Say What?” and “Untitled”, with remixes of the title track by label owner and NYC DJ / producer W. Jeremy and Chi-town’s John Mörk.

Bobby Duron is making his mark on the music world by creatively merging chicago house, the NY underground, and jazzy and ambient house, in a sound he’s coined ‘seductive house.” Duron has DJ’ed in New York, Chicago, and L.A. at parties such as Brüt and Furball, and at venues such as Stage 48, Santos Party House, The Cock, The Bullet, the legendary Hiro Ballroom (playing along side resident Honey Dijon), and The Eagle NYC (where he holds a residency). His first production opportunity came in 2011 when asked to submit a remix for Beyoncé and he cranked out two #1 Billboard Dance mixes off of her highly successful album 4. Duron has put his remix skills on productions from other artists along with co-producer Kindbud for artists such as Ultra Naté, Rich White Girls, and The Ones. The two tracks from his first release on Get Up Recordings are pure house groovers. “Say What?”, with its pumping bass line and splattered groovy vocal snippets, and “Untitled”, with its housey key patterns, really compliment each other on this EP.

First up on remix duties is Get Up Recordings’ own W. Jeremy. He has an extensive house music industry history starting in the early ’90s through working for such luminaries as Tony Humphries, to holding a 5 year residency at San Francisco’s legendary club The End Up, to working with DJ Pierre where along with label partner, Christy Love, releasing their first couple of records on his label, to traveling the world for DJ gigs from Vienna’s Lifeball, London’s Horse Meat Disco, and NYC’s PS1 Warm-up Series. He has remixed on Trax Records, Good For You Records, KID Recordings, and Kinetika Records. His remix here is a bit acid, a bit tribal, and a whole lot of analog house.

The second remix comes from Chicago DJ / producer John Mörk. It was over a decade ago that Mörk teamed up with producer Frankie J to form the seminal house collab The Sound Republic. The duo exploded onto the scene in 2005 following releases on Dae Recordings, Guesthouse Music, and Guess Who?. Their signature driving sound went on to play a crucial role in shaping the future path of Chicago house. In 2013 he and fellow Chicago veterans Trancid, Alinka, Chris Grant, and Karl Almaria launched Nü: The Outer Space Disco Dancing Society of Chicago, a monthly party at the infamous goth club Neo. Mörk has also produced remixes for Midnight Magic, The New Division, Speck Mountain, Change Request, W. Jeremy, Christy Love, and Goldroom, and has released music on Nu Jax Music, Seasons Recordings, Plus Plus, and his own label NBD Music Company. His remix here embodies his signature bumping jazzy, acid groove.

DJ Nova (Nova Planet Radio Show) – “The whole release is a dope underground weapon!”
Enne (Electunes / Karmaloft) – “John Mörk mix is for me!”
Tommy D Funk (Good For You Records) – “Dope as Hell! John Mörk’s Remix is absolutely brilliant.”
DELLA (No Dial Tone) – “Digging W. Jeremy’s Remix. I’m liking the balance of the 303 acid sounds with the proper Deep House.”
Marcia Carr (Mi-Soul Radio) – “Adept tools to werq the club floors!”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “Crikey, the Analog Only Mix knocks my socks off. Amazing.”
Dr. Best (Radio Z – Germany) – “The Original Mix of Say What is the one for me here.”
Robot84 (Paper Recordings) – “Quality house tunes. Lovin’ this.”
Velanche (Club 91 Radio Show) – “Diggin’ the analog vibe … funky!”
Steve ‘Griffo’ Griffiths aka F (Fluid Radio Show) – “Nice selection of styles. I like the broken beat vibe of John Mörk’s mix, but my vote goes to 'Untitled' which will do the most damage for me.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.

Christy Love - Euphoria EP (Get Up Recordings)

Next up from Get Up Recordings is the Euphoria EP from label owner Christy Love. The package includes two original tracks and a remix of the title track by fellow NYC DJ / producer Michael Magnan.

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 are comprised of a clever mixture of classic and modern house bursting with driving tech beats and funky bass lines … she plays a pivotal role in defining the current underground sound of New York. This DJ prowess, combined with her individual production work – in addition to her work as House of Stank with long-time collaborator W. Jeremy and the success of their label Get Up Recordings – has transformed Christy into a house music triple threat. “Euphoria” is a funky tech-house groove, filled with Christy’s signature driving drums, a deep and dark bass line, dubbed-out vocal cuts, and reflective key stabs that build into a classic hypnotic rhythm.

Remix duties come courtesy of fellow NYC DJ and producer Michael Magnan. If you live in New York City and dwell amongst the downtown music / fashion scene, chances are you’ve heard of Michael. This artist has been turning out parties for what seems like ages and infusing hit songs with his signature brand of musical swag. He is also one-half of the DJ / production duo Fatherhood along with Physical Therapy. His take on “Euphoria” features runway-inspired sub bass driven beats, oozing with layered percussion.

The second original track is the melodic and trippy “Raki”, a bass and percussion-heavy house jam with minimal musical elements that packs a powerful dance floor punch. Let it take you on a journey.

Dean Facer (Resident Advisor / OurHouse Magazine) – “Thoroughly classy! Really liking the vibe throughout.”
DJ P-Rez (Not So Fast Records) – “A lot of really cool elements on this release. I'm really diggin' Christy's work here!”
Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Yes! Love this.”
Kid Enigma (Great Lakes Audio) – “Great stuff.”
DJ Craig C (Peace Bisquit) – “Diggin’ that underground vibe.”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Great Basslines & Melodies.”
Randy Schlager – (KNHC 89.5 FM) – “Love the creativity and unique elements sprinkled throughout her productions.”
Kadabra (The House Hookup Radio Show) – “Bangin’! Raki is dope.”
HighTower (JELEWA.de music blog) – “Nice EP. For today, Raki is the winner. Full support.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95) – “Love the deep and metallic funk of Raki. Loving it’s hypnotic bass and keys.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.