The Carry Nation - Breakwater (Get Up Recordings)

Get Up Recordings welcomes back NYC hometown DJ / producers The Carry Nation with their infectious house jam “Breakwater”. The release has some heavy backers on the remixes: Batty Bass label head honcho Hannah Holland as well as Chi-town bosses Banjee Report.

The Carry Nation, comprised of Will Automagic and Nita Aviance, have been producing tracks and remixes for the past five years for such labels as Batty Bass, TRAX, Nervous, Get Up Recordings, TRIBAL, Night People, DFA, and Twirl. Their party, also named The Carry Nation, started at Brooklyn’s infamous after-hours spot The Spectrum and lived at both Steel Drums and 43 Scott before landing at Good Room. Their productions and the infamy of their parties have brought them around the world in recent years from Berlin to Chicago, Helsinki to San Francisco, Milan to Paris, Pittsburg to Austin, and their second city, London, including Block9 at Glastonbury Festival. The duo have past releases and remixes on Get Up Recordings, such as “Warriors” with The Cucarachas, Nita’s side project Brooklyn is Burning, and Will’s side project Automagic. Their catchy, ethereal house jam “Breakwater” continues to showcase their amazing talent at producing. They also include a dub of the track, entitled Praise Mix.

First up on remix duties is London’s Hannah Holland. Hannah’s career began ten years ago with legendary DJ residencies at seminal London clubs Trailer Trash, Batty Bass, and Dalston Superstore. Hannah regularly appears at clubs such as Fabric London, Dance Tunnel, Ministry Of Sound, and Bugged Out. She has toured the world extensively; China, Singapore, Australia and North America have all rocked out to Hannah’s distinctive bass-heavy sound playing alongside such luminaries as Steffi, Rodhad, Green Velvet, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, and Jennifer Cardini. As well as remixes for The Knife, DJ Hell, O Children and Planningtorock, Hannah has original releases on Legendary, Nervous Records, and Get Up Recordings. Her current releases include The Lush EP on Derrick Carter & Luke Solomon’s Classic Music Co. imprint and an incredible remix of the Spatial Awareness EP on Twirl. Her distinct productions, which fuse many styles into a hybrid of house, techno, and bass can be heard on her massive groove remix for “Breakwater”.

Next up is semi-new producers, but life-long artists, Banjee Report, aka Mister Wallace and aCeb00mbaP, who really got their start in the summer of 2011 as a party for the under-represented Queer class in Chicago. By the fall of 2012, the party grew to a globally-inspired podcast that reached over thirty-five countries. They dropped their debut mixtape, “Banjee Report First Edition”, in January 2013, followed by touring that included stops at Via festival in Pittsburgh and SXSW. After founding member aCeb00mbaP launched the label FUTUREHOOD, co-founder Mister Wallace released his debut EP, FAGGOT, in February 2016 to critical acclaim. Their remix for “Breakwater” is a sublime drum-infused dream.

Vanilla Ace (OFF Recordings) – “I like Hannah’s remix.”
Tyree Cooper (Chicago Vinyl Records) – “Breakwater is a nice track.”
Galen (Sunset Sound System) – “Raw and in the groove. Very nice.”
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) – “I’m gonna play the nice Hanna Holland remix!”
Fine Cut Bodies (Chi Recordings) – “Some nice oldschool vibes!”
Adam Warped (Whiskey Pickle) – “Hard to pick a favorite. I'm really digging them all!”
DJ Zach (107.7 The End – Seattle) – “Timeless sound. Dope.”
Al Mackenzie (Great Outdoors) – “Banjee Report mix is nice.”
Ken Liu (Headset Recordings) – “All 4 are quality feel-good tunes. Lots of groove.”
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show) – “Excellent vibes here. I like the breakbeat style of the Praise mix and that Hannah Holland remix is nice too. I'll play all of these.”

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

W. Jeremy - Passion EP (Get Up Recordings)

Get Up Recordings label owner W. Jeremy is back at it again with a four track EP entitled Passion. The EP includes three original tracks as well as one wicked remix from the multi-talented NYC DJ / producer JT Almon.

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 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, Rennie Foster, Gavin Russom, and Snuff Crew. His new EP kicks off with “Passion”, a deep house jam with warm leads, a smooth bass line, and bright Detroit-inspired keys.

NYC DJ and producer JT Almon is on remix duty for ”Passion“. Producing and recording around the US and NYC for over two decades, JT Almon currently holds the monthly dance music residency for freaks, BROMO, at Bossa Nova Civic Club, and makes up one half of DJ duo Butched. He has played at top NYC parties and clubs including Output, Good Room, Holy Mountain, 11:11, and The Spectrum. As a multi-instrumentalist producer, he has worked with Machinedrum, Kim Anh, Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic, Angelica Bess of Body Language, Bill Converse, and Bright Light Bright Light. His remix of ”Passion“ takes the track to a whole different level with its driving bass line and fierce percussion.

The next two tracks from the EP are both titled ”Master Blaster" but are at the opposite ends of the musical spectrum. “Master Blaster (Warehouse)” is for the techno warehouse rave with its techno bass line and huge reverb power keys. Meanwhile, “Master Blaster (House)” is a banging lo-fi four-on-the-floor house jam.

Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Wow, furious. Love it!”
Michael Serafini (Gramaphone Records / Smart Bar) – “Passion is my jam.”
Edground (Grooveland Music / 99 FM) – “Very nice remix of Passion. The groove is perfect for the dancefloor.”
Larry Tee (Carnage Music) – “Hot one!”
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Double D) – “I really like the JT Almon mix here.”
Distant People (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “Passion is a bright and in your face track, the bass has a cool bounce to shake the floor.”
Alinep (Asia Music) – “Nice EP, all of the tracks are good and useful.”
DJMarkCooper (Bedford Falls Players) – “This is ace! Full support.”
Jorge Font (Audio Nights Radio Show – Madrid) – “Bomb! Excellent and brilliant.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle radio show) – “Damn this is serious … passion is wicked with its ever evolving sonics and that bassline is killer!”

Available now from: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, and Spotify.

W. Jeremy - Overdrive EP (Get Up Recordings)

Groove is in the house at Get Up Recordings and it comes in a five track EP called “Overdrive” from label owner W. Jeremy. The EP includes two versions of “Overdrive”, with a remix each from NYC’s Jake Reif and Dallas’ Multipass and a B-side titled “I Wanna Be Somebody (I Am Somebody Mix)”.

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 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 Snuff Crew.

The EP kicks off with one of two versions of "Overdrive". The Post Meridiem Mix, which is the main version, is an acid groover that builds up to a break of big room sexy vocals and then releases straight back into the acid. The second version, the Ante Meridiem Mix, gives a deep house vibe with a full array of lush harmonious keys and a pulsing bass line.

First up on remix duties is fellow NYC DJ and producer Jake Reif. A native New Yorker, Jake spent some musically formative years in the Midwest, drawing a massive influence from the cultures of Chicago and Detroit. Fueled by the underground energy of warehouse and loft parties of the era, he began his DJ career in the early 1990s and held DJ residencies in Oslo, Norway while DJ'ing around Europe in the 2000s, finally returning to NYC in 2008. He has releases on Rong Music as Savage Hymn with Mystic Bill, and Path Records as Upsetting Keys with Reade Truth, as well as recent remixes on Snuff Trax. His take on “Overdrive” bleeps and blips into a groove that is for the intelligent dance floor.

Next up is the Multipass remix of "Overdrive". Multipass is the production team of Red Eye and Samma Lone who are based out of Dallas, Texas. In addition to being one-half of Multipass, Red Eye, AKA Scottie Cannfield, does A&R for his own label, Audiophile Deep, and he does It’ll Do Disco, the main house / club night in Dallas. The other half, Samma Lone, AKA Steven Incrocci, is a renowned DJ and has an extensive catalog of releases on labels ranging from Skint, King Street Sounds, Farris Wheel, InStereo, and Guesthouse. Multipass’s remix re-imagines the Ante Meridiem Mix into a sultry building soundscape.

Danny Tenaglia - "Jake's Freq Mod mix for me … thanks!"
Lenny Fontana - "So groovy … I am on it."
Larry Tee - "Loving it!"
Tensnake - "I like the Post Meridiem Mix and Jake's Freq Mod mix."
Pete Moss - "Goodness … great release. The Multipass dub is insane."
Onionz - "'Overdrive' is hot!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "The Post Meridiem Mix is the one for me."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Yes … fierce!"
Chris Fortier (Fade) - "The Multipass Black Hole Dub for me."
Dave Storm (Cabrio Records) - "The Post Meridiem Mix is for acid lovers, and I'm one of those!"
Golf Clap - "Vibey!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Wicked throbbing acid house."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "Bangers!"
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Multipass's dub is cool … the chords really just give it a lifted feel."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, iTunes, and Spotify.

Christy Love - Flashback (Get Up Recordings)

ACID is in the house at Get Up Recordings and it comes in the form of “Flashback”, the latest offering from label owner Christy Love. This incredible package includes the fiery original and remixes coming from NYC’s Eli Escobar and London’s Local Group.

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 comprise 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. “Flashback” is a tech acid psychedelic groove, filled with driving drums and a smooth bass line that build into a classic hypnotic rhythm.

First up on remix duties is fellow NYC DJ and producer Eli Escobar. This house and disco evangelist has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for the last two decades. Whether tearing it up at clubs across the capital or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, Escobar rarely steps out of his four-four beat. As one third of the Tiki Disco parties in Bushwick, as well as running his own Night People label, Escobar has been putting his own twist on the city’s house and disco soundtrack, joining the dots between yesterday’s golden era classics and today’s club anthems. Eli’s remix takes the original to a place that's almost reminiscent of early '90s rave, but keeps things real tight. Big drums, echoing hits, and a big evolving bass line keep this mix moving. A super sweet surprise for the dance floor.

The second remix of “Flashback” comes courtesy of London’s Local Group (AKA Joe Roberts and Louis Major) who formed in an East London basement while reading a book about the stars. Former DJ Mag editor Joe Roberts has been DJ'ing since the turn of the millennium, playing alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim in the Brazilian rainforest to the likes of Duke Dumont and Night Slugs. He is currently a resident at White Leather Viper Club at Dalston Superstore and Jim Warboy’s roving techno rave party, Sabojaq. Louis Major works as a sound engineer and is part of the liquid drum and bass trio Broken Drum, who have released on labels such as Sheer Velocity and Subfuzion. Their I Gotta Big Kick name for the remix is undoubtedly what it is … a hard house kick coupled with stabs of acid, spacey vocals, and splashes of breakbeat drums make this mix an added highlight to an already illuminating release.

Louis Osbourne - "The original is ace!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "The Eli Escobar remix is dope."
Chris Fortier (Fade) - "Both remixes on here are good."
Nick Catchdubs (Fool's Gold) - "Eli Escobar is always on point."
Linas Fresh Tee (Dubinsky / Drumpoet Community) - "Dance floor bangers!"
Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ) - "Loving the Local Group remix!"
Iain Rejekt (The Rejekts / Sankeys) - "Eli Escobar's mix is cracking! Great work."
Golf Clap - "The Local Group remix is tight."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - "That Eli Escobar remix is superb!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Massive, heavy duty gear … love it."
DJ Tronic (Dancefloor Mayhem) - "A hot slice of acid house goodness."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, iTunes, and Spotify.