There seems to be a techno theme at GetDownGood currently, providing it’s deep and dark. We saw Ryan Elliot in London recently and he dropped his remix of ‘Only’ – it took my breath away, a dance floor moment! Out on Rekids 7th of May.
When I first heard this record I thought I was in some kind of old movie looking out onto a crackly, romantic and changing world. It’s hard to find words to describe such a timeless record – beautiful chords that sound like they’ve been sampled from a 1920 gramophone and a revisited vocal that talks directly to the heart – are at the backbone of this track, and boy they are lovely.
Well summer has officially started and we’ve got a party at the end of the week so what better way to celebrate than with a sneak peak of Apollonia’s second release “Close To The Edge”. Label owners Dan Ghenacia and Shonky get behind the desk and create a piece of house music with the sunshine in mind, sunset or sunrise (we don’t mind when you listen to it!). You can tell Shonky’s influence on the record, his funky basslines and locked grooves ring through, but when you add Dan into the mix, you get years of experience in house music. Perfect! Just listen and smile
The man with a hand in Hypercolour, Glass Table, Losing Suki and Sneaker Social Club has such an inexhaustible enthusiasm for all forms of electronic music that he is starting a new label! Space Hardware is Jamie Russell’s latest project and comes to fruition with the inaugural sounds of Placeholder. They get two re-rubs from Jacob Korn – the Nu Groove Remix feels like something you’d find on the b-side of a garage record released in the late 90s. The standout however has to be the orignal, all set up for you to listen below. Lush!
Here’s the first release from our friend Shonky on the much the anticipated label Apollonia, started by French house Don’s Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky. The Minneapolis Touch EP packs 3 original tracks in true Shonky style, with his signature basslines, deep vocals and most definitely, serious house vibes. It’s going to be a big year for Apollonia. Check out a clip of ‘Kotero Mi Amor’
Just on the back of remixing the Nu Groove catalogue it’s fair to say that Nicolas is on a real old skool tip. In fact his productions just ooze ‘the good old days’ of house. He nails all the fantastic things that made great records in the days when producers had to load up samples into their 5MB sampler memory. His Basement Dub of ‘NY House Track’ is no different. The goal of the EP is to pay homage to tracks played through the 90s in the Big Apple and the early house sound of New Jersey. The beautiful old skool beats, stabs and signature funked up b-line certainly do it justice. A classic NY joint.
Maceo Plex seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment. The EP, released on his new label Ellum Audio features two tracks. The one that literally gives this writer goose pimples is posted here: “Stay High Baby”. It’s got true deep and sexy Maceo bass and vocals with real feeling that will grab deep dancefloors the world over. I’m always amazed by Maceo’s synth work. Listen to the main breakdown and you’ll know exactly what I mean. GetDownGood would like to wish Maceo Plex all the best with his new label.
We’re big fans of Parisian DJ/Producer Jef K over here at GetDownGood. The man knows how to lay down serious sets, party hard and produce deep, grooving underground house. His latest release with production partner in crime Gwen Maze on One Records is no exception. Lush drums and quirky vocals make you want to cut the bass out, and bring the modernly adapted house groove crashing back in. The rest of the EP sees tracks from Jordan Peak, Alex Arnout, John Dimas and Julien Sandre. Another quality release from One Records out on the 29th of August. Go and buy it!