Hate On Me is the title track of of the new EP from Cheap Thrills label boss and UK Bass legend Hervé. Following on from last years Lion EP and a storming release with Zebra Katz on Mad Decent, the man is back with the bass on a track that combines his more recent House-y output with his booming Bass roots and delivers the best of both worlds.
It’s hard not to move to this one. Just sitting down with headphones on we’ll be nodding like crazy, we can only imagine how compelling it is in a club. Classic 909 hats and a mesmerizing subby bassline run throughout the track generating a rock solid core. There’s a cheeky sample from comedian Katt Williams that injects the tune with a playful side, but one that doesn’t deter from the hardcore floorfilling mission that Hate On Me is on.
In recent years Cheap Thrills label boss and UK Bass legend Hervé has been flexing his musical muscles, his last album, Art Of Disappearing, was downright Experimental in places. Now he’s bringing the bass back to the dancefloor with his forthcoming EP Lion. The first track to surface from the new release if Gorilla which sees Hervé back in full on bass loaded House mode with an added shuffle.
Gorilla revolves around a hypnotic, slightly Acidic hook. The kind of hook that makes you forget where you are or what the time is when you’re on the dancefloor, as you just sink into it. Back with a solid beat with a hint of a Garage-y swing, Gorilla is a pretty striped down track, dance music distilled to it’s core elements, like drinking a shot instead of a pint, or something, this is a mainline injection of floorfilling goodness.
We really like the direction London bassmeister Hervé has taken with his new album. it;s great to see artists trying something a bit different and Hervé has put together 9 tracks of experimental, beautiful, moody compositions and collaborations. One of the standouts being his new single, featuring Maria Minerva, Gold.
Tim Kelly directs the video, with visuals as hypnotic and woozy as the track’s sonics.
Hervé’s Art Of Disappearing album is out 4th March on Cheap Thrills.
Hervé & Ronika’s old school Rave anthem How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right) was finally released yesterday, revealing the most eagerly awaited (as far as we were concerned) of the reMixes. From the moment we heard both the original, and that London’s Disco don MiGHty mOUse was contributing a reMix, for us, that was the one to hear.
And it lives up to expectations, easily positioning itself as the standout of the package. Driven by a deep galactic funk, MiGHty mOUse takes us, and Ronika, out beyond the solar system with some of the most cosmic Disco you’ll hear in a while. A booming robo bassline is perfectly complimented by electro toms popping and pewing like laser fire off the starboard bow. This is the kind of jam they danced to in late 70’s Sci-Fi shows, when the did dance, especially in Buck Rodgers. Like the musical equivalent of a shiny silver jumpsuit, one worn by Madonna Of The Midlands™ Ronika. Which, thinking about it, she’d probably love. Addictive space funk, get involved.
♫ Hervé (Feat. Ronika) – How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right) (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right) is out now.
So, you may be enjoying the new single from Hervé, ‘How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right)’, featuring out girl, Madonna Of The Midlands™, Ronika. You may be enjoying it’s bass heave old school Rave vibe. But what if it’s just not bass heavy enough for you, if such a thing is even possible? Well, don’t worry yourself, Hervé has got you covered. The reMixes turn the bass heaviness up to 11.
Hervé sometime partner in crime Sinden is up first with a stomping tribal Rave mix that drops you into a deep hypnotic groove before smacking you in the face with that massive riff. Hervé, in his Death Rose Cult alter-ego, drops a truly massive reMix that straddles the line between rave and Dubstep by layering buzzsaw rough synth over a pumping beat. This is the one that’s gonna’ rip your face off on the dancefloor. Detboi serves up a future Garage mix complete with shuffling beats and warp bassline, not heard a full on Garage track in quite a while, Detboi delivers it flawlessly. These guys really need to stop being greedy with the bass or there will be no bass left for anyone else!
♫ Hervé (Feat. Ronika) – How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right) (Make It Right) (Sinden reMix)
Well, we’ve been hearing about this for a while now, both in person and on Twitter, but now we can feast our eyes on the video, and have our first listen to the full vocal version, of Hervé and Ronika (ahem, Madonna Of The Midlands™)’s ‘’How Can I Live Without You (Make It Right)’.
Directed by Jack Lightfoot & Robin Mason at Blindeye Films, the clip features little Ron and little Hervé, and slightly less little Ron, but seems to be missing a big Hervé. Wassup with that?
Van She’s ‘Idea Of Happiness’ was finally released this week and alongside the awesome original and the kicking SebastiAn reMixes we’ve already heard sits this Rave monster from Hervé. A surprising standout on the single, the reMix is bally, Acidic, in-you-face and bass bass bass heavy.
‘Idea Of Happiness’ looks set to become the anthem of the summer, an amazing comeback for Van She, and between the Indie-ElectroPop of the original, the French Disco of SebastiAn’s mix and now Hervé’s big Bass track there is a reMix for every occasion. Hervé has dropped a tune that will be dominating festivals and big parties in the coming months. Keeping most of the track intact for the into, he then goes Rave crazy once the track kicks in with Acidic riffs and booming basses in a track that seems to constantly build.
♫ Van She – Idea Of Happiness (Hervé Room 1 reMix)
The single is out now and features additional reMixes from SebastiAn, Jonti, Hervé, and What So Not. Van She’s new album will be out this 6th July on Modular Recordings.
This past Friday, the best start to the weekend Annie Mac premièred the forthcoming new single from UK bass legend Hervé and our very own Madonna Of The Midlands™ Ronika. Strap in for some heavy as hell, euphoric dancefloor gold.
‘How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right)’ is a bass heavy stomper with some serious early ‘90’s Rave overtones. Just the sound of those keys takes me back over a decade and invokes such a good feeling. The track is both nostalgic and upfront with some killer bass in the mix, perfect for when the party is hitting it’s peak. Ron’s vocal line just add the icing on the cake, I know she would have had fun singing a Rave line like that and it really sounds like it. I can’t wait until this tune goes off at the summer festivals. The UK is gonna’ jump.
♫ Hervé (Feat. Ronika) – How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right) (Club Mix) (Radio Rip)
‘How Can I Live Without You? (Make It Right)’ is released in the coming months.
Update: According to Hervé, this is in fact the Club Mix, and there is indeed a full vocal version coming, a fact that just gave me goosebumps.
Green Label Sound sure love giving away great tracks for free!
Having already released MNDR’s ‘Cut Me Out’ for free on their official website they now take the same approach with this reMix from UK Rave master and Cheap Thrills head-honcho Hervé. Be prepared for some rough and ready digital dance music. Bass heavy and in your face, Hervé’s reMix is the kind of track that makes you forget where you are on the dancefloor, until the big breakdown kicks in.