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.

W. Jeremy - Summer EP (Get Up Recordings)

Get Up Recordings co-owner W. Jeremy releases his third original EP for the label, titled the Summer EP. The EP consists of three original tracks highlighting a variety of genres representative of his production style. Chicago DJ / producer John Mörk lends his magical acid touch on a remix of “I Like That”.

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 sets and production style. His Get Up Recordings label is also clearly influenced by his musical past, with a colorful spectrum of artists and remixers including Kim Ann Foxman, Tedd Patterson, MATRiXXMAN, Alinka, Gavin Russom, and David Harness.

The EP kicks off with the completely grooving fun track “I Like That”. Like W. Jeremy's other productions, the main backbone of this cut starts with a booming kick and percussion. The bass then drops in, followed by the melody, which are key stabs reminiscent of the '80s dance era.

Chicago native and NBD Music label head honcho John Mörk bumps up his remix by sprinkling acid all over it. His take is a bit like his work from his past outfit The Sound Republic, but with more of his own signature solo sound, developed through remixing the likes of Midnight Magic, Speck Mountain, and Change Request, to name a few. You can hear the amazing command he has over the 303 as both a melody and a bass line. John is truly a master producer and it can be heard thoroughly on this track.

The next two original tracks -- “Spring” and “Summer” -- showcase W. Jeremy’s wide palette. “Spring” jumps out of the gate as an uplifting soundscape, complete with a deep sub bass, keys, and wind chimes. He also gives the acid treatment here along with vocal bursts that remind one of springtime. “Summer” is definitely a full-on funk jam. Rolling subs as snares, organ rides, and ocean wave vocals bring you right into the feeling of sitting back, relaxing and enjoying … because it's summer!

Eddie Amador - "Solid work!"
Gene Farris - "Great stuff!"
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Both 'Spring' and 'Summer' are fab."
DJ Mes (Guesthouse) - "John Mörk does it for me!"
Hippie Torrales - "Nice grooves here."
Jason Hodges - "Yes … it's 'Summer' time!"
Nick Jagger - "Nice jackin' old school acid shiz."
Alinka (Classic Music Co. / Twirl) - "Great release!"
Eric Sharp (Rock It Science Labs) - "'I Like That' … aptly named!"
Chuck Daniels (Sampled Recordings) - "The John Mörk remix for me!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "Nice vibe!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Both versions of 'I Like That' are slammers, John's remix being particularly tasty! Of the two remaining tracks, tough to choose but the pounding vibes on 'Summer' really got me wiggling around … ace."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Into the deep thump that is 'Summer' … the drums are crushing."
DJ Zach (Subtronic End) - "NIce groove right off the bat on 'I Like That'. Real classic sounding. John Mörk's remix sounds like old Josh Wink."
Tariq Ziyad (Nu Urban ERA) - "I'm feeling the groove and true old school sound of these great tracks."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, and iTunes.

Christy Love - Popcorn EP (Get Up Recordings)

The latest release from Get Up Recordings comes from label co-owner Christy Love. The Popcorn EP contains two original dance floor killers, “B.W.F.A.” and “Popcorn”, with remixes of “B.W.F.A.” from Chicago’s John Mörk and L.A.’s Sharper Image.

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 as 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; she plays 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 into a house music triple threat. In 2013, she ventured into solo territory with “I’m Goin’ Under”, a classic underground house monster featuring a guest vocal by the world-renowned Mistress of Ceremonies and Scissor Sisters front-woman Ana Matronic. This single was also released on Get Up Recordings.

The first original track off the EP, “B.W.F.A.”, comes straight out of the gate with an infectious groove that lays the groundwork for the rest of the track, including the commanding melodic trumpet. The rhythm of the track bounces hypnotically, automatically causing hands to propel into the air, while the slow undulating build of the break makes one want to plant their feet back on the ground to stomp some more. The first remix comes from Chicago’s own John Mörk. Mörk, who was one half of The Sound Republic in the mid 2000s with releases on Guesthouse and Dae Recordings, now produces on his own and has remixed for Midnight Magic, The New Division, Speck Mountain, Change Request, and Goldroom. He has released music on Nu Jax Music, Seasons Recordings, Plus Plus, and his own label, NBD Music Company. Mörk’s remix of “B.W.F.A.” features his signature bouncy house style, giving it that extra Chicago house rhythm. The second remix of “B.W.F.A.” comes from Sharper Image. Already part of the Get Up Recordings family with their remix of Mikey V’s “Feenin’”, the L.A. duo showcase their superb remixing abilities here by taking a different approach, creating the perfect happy summer house track with a beautiful nu disco edge.

The second original track is a quirky yet subtle b-side banger. “Popcorn” is a stripped down, bass and percussion heavy track with only a few musical elements that pack a powerful dance floor punch.

With this being the 27th release for the label, Get Up Recordings is definitely keeping the underground house scene poppin’.

DJ Heather - “I love Christy Love and this EP. The Sharper Image rework is quite nice.”
Hippie Torrales - “Nice mix from Sharper Image.”
Vanilla Ace (OFF Recordings / Bunny Tiger) - “The original and Sharper Image mixes are best and ‘Popcorn’ is cool take on a classic.”
Robbie Hardkiss - “The Sharper Image Remix takes me back to ‘91!“
Al Bradley (3am Recordings / Fabric) - ”Cool vibes. All three versions of ‘B.W.F.A.’ are great … the original in particular is really strong.“
Thomas White (Natural Rhythm) - ”The John Mörk remix is for real … full support!“
Aldrin (Zouk Club / One With Music) - ”I’m digging Sharper Image’s nu-disco-ish remix.“
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - ”Stand up mixes … wall shakers.“
Corduroy Mavericks (Drop Music / Coyote Cuts) - ”Tough call between the John Mörk remix and ‘Popcorn’ … great release.“
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - ”The Sharper Image remix is tasty!“
Nick Jagger (Night Regulation NYC) - ”‘Popcorn’ is pretty hot.“
Louis Hughes (6th Sense Music) - ”Some nice deep jackin’ house. I like the three mixes of ‘B.W.F.A.’ with the Sharper Image mix being my favorite.”
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio, Croatia) - “Super housey burner … great summer madness stuff.”
Javier Varez (Alma Soul Music) - “Sharper Image made a great remix … support!”
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global Radio Show) - “I love the jaunty vibe and tones. Yes, I said jaunty. Supporting 100%. Raising a glass to Christy Love, well done.”

Available now from Beatport and Amazon.