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.
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!
Two amazing remixes forthcoming on the Parisian Silver network imprint. Robert James offers up a moody cut with Nu Disco snares, bumping bass and rolling deep synth chords. Jef K & Gwen Maze deliver a straight up underground house mix that would rock any basement or block party. Check out clips of both remixes here.
Sometimes a track comes along that simply blows everything else out the window. This is it. The result of two of the main forces in underground house music coming together. It was born from a studio session in 2008 and as you know these guys know how to keep things underground and under wraps! I had the pleasure of meeting Martin Atjazz for a interview a few weeks ago when he was playing in London, and he did mention it, but I never imagined or could conceive how it would blow my mind. Dusty analogue chords grace the garage-esk beats on this track representing the true sound of the underground from both sides of the pond. 1Beat 2Feet certainly lives up to its title and it’s out next week through the Atjazz Record Company, go and buy it!