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.
While driving cross country from San Francisco to the East Coast, I scored this amazing 12" by the Shantell Sisters. I'm not gonna front, I new nothing about this record when I pulled it out of a stack in a record store in Indiana. It just had that look of something I would dig and I was intrigued by the low budget design of the cover. Not to mention, it was only a dollar. When I finally made it back to the East Coast, I pulled it out along with a few other things I picked up. I rubbed back and forth against my thigh the still sealed end of the sleeve, unleashing almost 30 years of shrink-wrapped funky goodness. After having a listen, I ran to google the tittle. It was only then I learned that the group was essentially an unknown funky disco outfit from Florida and, if you can even find a copy of this disc, it sells for upwards of $150!
Featured below is the b-side dub mix, which I plan to do an edit of in the very near future. Enjoy!
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