My old buddy from my days working for the Hardkiss and Sunburn labels, Lee Howard, hit me up recently about some remix work for a new project he was producing. Lee, the man behind Infinite Posse in the late 90's, has been living up in Portland and working with new artist, Condition White, on some forward thinking r & b tracks. Their new EP that this track is taken from, Slow Burn, is available now and definitely worth a listen!
I really dug the track he sent me so Schnezzy and I went in the studio and gave it the 2 Block Radius treatment. The result is a mid tempo house number that takes elements of the original and arranges them overtop a 4/4 beat, adding some chords and filtered percussion. You can hear the original version of Honest Man here but we're giving away our remix for a limited time for free on soundcloud! Hope you enjoy.
It had been a long time since I made music with my old San Francisco crew, 2 Block Radius, but after getting back together a while back, I'm very happy to announce the release of our new 12"single on Uncut Records, "Take You Back"! The heavy weight vinyl was pressed up in a limited, gold numbered edition from the pros at Furnace Manufacturing and includes artwork form The Hydrilla, a digital download code and a smoking remix from Horse Meat Disco player, Severino Panzetta!
You can purchase it online in the US from Amoeba Records or from Juno Records in the UK and Europe.
Here's the rundown...
Severino Remix (Severino Panzetta)
Skipping drums bring the swagger to Severino's take on the original, where subtle acid tweaks offset warm key stabs to create a strong groove. A clever breakdown takes things in a deeper direction, with swirling strings and some beefy 303 added in for good measure.
Messing With It Mix (Schnez
Late night, locked-in dancefloors will have plenty to lose themselves in with the hypnotic groove of the Messing With It mix, where a subtle percussive strut weaves its way across some sparingly deployed and downright trippy FX and that voice promising to take you back. Timeless house music.
Sine Qua Non mix
Launching straight in with a businesslike bassline, Tee Cardaci's mix smoothes into a more RnB-feeling break before reloading the thumping 4/4. The keys make a welcome reappearance in a call-and-answer with the bassline while a bit of Brasilian percussion percolates through, making for a multi-tiered track that keeps the interest to the end.
I'm excited to let you all know that episode 18 of my Deep & Dusted show is now live on London's home of quality underground dance music, The Downlow Radio! I'm also a little chuffed to get top mention in this month's Downlow Radio news letter (posted above). Considering that some of my favorite djs, such as Maurice Fulton and the guys from Horsemeat Disco, also have shows on The Downlow, I consider it a real honor. And, um, apparently they consider me "oh-so handsome". Thanks, guys ;)
This episode was recorded live in Rio de Janeiro during carnival at the infamous Alto Vidigal, the premier venue for dancing to underground house and disco under the stars! What a night it was! This is the second half of my set that night and features more of a house sound than you might be used to on Deep & Dusted. But the disco influence is still in there!
[ Deep & Dusted Episode 18 ]
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