Up Yours - Devil EP (Get Up Recordings)

The latest release from Get Up Recordings is a follow-up release from London’s Up Yours (a.k.a. Severino from Horse Meat Disco and HiFi Sean). Hot on the heels of “London,” featuring FERAL is KINKY, released on GUR earlier this year, the duo is back with a house vengeance taking the form of a collection of smokin’ house tracks titled the Devil EP. The EP includes three original tracks and one remix from fellow Londoner Kris Di Angelis (Big Life, Southern Fried). Coming out of the gate first is “Devil”. With its gritty, rolling bass line, 808 hits, key stabs, vocal repetitions boasting of the devil inside (we’re all sinners after all), and deep acid undertones, the track is highly contagious and fits snuggly into GUR’s ‘old school meets new school’ oeuvre. The second offering, “Make Love”, is a beautifully orchestrated deep house track composed of confident, soulful female vocal samples, church organ breaks, and xylophone melodies. It’s no doubt reminiscent of the 90’s Maxi Records label out of NYC. “Hot Break” is the final original track off of the EP. Broken down, this track is all about the beat with its utilitarian bass line and samples, but the sum of the parts does not equal the whole because together these elements make one hot track. Rounding out the EP is Kris Di Angelis’ remix of “Make Love”. He takes the song and strips it down, creating a straightforward slamming warehouse groove while highlighting the vocals.

Tensnake - “Nice old skool house … I love Severino’s work.”
Erik Rug - “The ‘Devil’ is in my record box!”
Giom - “Nicely done.”
Robert Owens - “The Kris Di Angelis remix of ‘Make Love’ is a great mix of a great track.”
CJ Mackintosh - “‘Make Love’ and ‘Hot Break’ are working!”
Tyree Cooper - “Hot!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “‘Hot Break’ reminds me of the Wild Pitch stuff I used to hear at The Hacienda in Manchester in the mid-’90s. Cool moodiness.”
DJ Spun (Rong Music) - “I really like both mixes of ‘Make Love.’”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Wicked throw back groove here … captures a classic vibe.”
DJ Dennis (Selekta Recordings) - “I’m digging that old school Todd Terry vibe on these.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Old school / new school madness non stop … ”Devil’’ comes with the year 1988 and Kevin Saunderson in the pocket.“
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - ”Deep’n’dirty underground vibe oozing with an infectious acid sprinkled vibe … a sure-fire floor bomb.“
Tony D’Onghia (Radio Koper-Capodistria) - ”Sexy and fierce!“
Norbert Borchers (House Sound of Hamburg) - ”Damn … this release is hot!”

Available now from Beatport and Stompy.