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.”

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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 - 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.

Gina Breeze - Crystal Black EP (Get Up Recordings)

The next release on Get Up Recordings comes from Manchester’s Gina Breeze. The Crystal Black EP is her sophomore effort for the label and the DJ / producer is giving it her all straight from the underground with no signs of slowing down. The EP contains two original tracks and two remixes, one from NYC’s Michael Magnan and the other from label co-owner W. Jeremy.

Early in her career, Gina Breeze held a DJ residency at the legendary SpeedQueen night club in Manchester. Her love of house music blossomed and Gina gained great support culminating in an invitation to play on the G-Stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, as well as invitations to play at the ever-growing Parklife Festival and the Mixmag Residents arena at Creamfields. In 2013, Gina won the Parklife Festival Producer Competition with a track called “Don’t Stop”. The track was chosen by three heavy hitters of house music – Heidi, Eats Everything, and Jackmaster – which added confidence to this new music producer. The track was snapped up by Layers, an Italian record label who are focusing on infectious house beats. “Don’t Stop” received support from Him_Self_Her & Kerri Chandler. In 2015, still producing under “MissB”, Gina had her first EP released with NYC’s Get Up Recordings. This saw a remix from label boss Christy Love and a dark techno rework from Dr. Sleep. After recently playing her debut at Manchester’s finest HomoElectric at Antwerp Mansion, Gina is now proud to be part of the HomoElectric team.

The Crystal Black EP jumps off with techy-rhythmic future stealth “Crystal Black”, with a remix courtesy of Michael Magnan. If you live in New York City and dwell amongst the downtown music / fashion scene, chances are you’ve heard of Michael Magnan. The DJ / producer / artist has been turning out parties for what seems like ages and infusing hit songs with his signature brand of musical swag. Magnan fuses art, music, and fashion together on his popular blog Wickephobica and with his involvement in the collective House of Ladosha. He is also one-half of the DJ / production duo Fatherhood along with Physical Therapy. His take on “Crystal Black” features his signature runway sub-bass driven beats.

The second track on the EP, called “Disco Hoe”, is a heavy drum and kick techno jam with the remix from W. Jeremy. This NYC-based DJ / producer is co-owner of Get Up Recordings with such artists on the roster as Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson, Kim Ann Foxman, Quentin Harris, Discodromo, Brodanse, and Vin Sol. He has produced under the moniker House of Stank with label partner Christy Love as well as independently as W. Jeremy with releases on Trax, Good For You, Kid Recordings, and Rebel Eye. His translation of “Disco Hoe” comes way of a house groove and keeps true to the unique changing structure of the original.

Chris Fortier (Fade) - "This sounds good."
Larry Tee - "Hot ones!"
Onionz (Electrik Soul) - "Bangin'."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Awesome … the Michael Magnan remix is ENERGY."
Nico De Ceglia (Hyena Stomp / CODEX) - "Nice tracks and remixes."
Moodymanc (20/20 Vision) - "Strong stuff all round! Michael Magnan's remix sounding particularly good here."
Lee Guthrie (Click Therapy / Wiggle) - "'Crystal Black' is my pick here."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "Just plain hot."
Esette (Substation Recordings / Girls on Decks) - "Rough and tough, this is going to blow some lids off. A super strong release."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - "Brilliant … love for them all."
DJ Zach (Subtronic End Radio Show) - "Wicked. 'Disco Hoe' is the heat."
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing Radio Show) - "Dark and driving … nice!"
Tariq Ziyad (Nu Urban ERA) - "Awesome release. I love both tracks and both remixes."

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