One of the UK most dedicated, and forward thinking, House stables, Glasgow Underground (out of somewhere or other up north) are following on from their huge The Underground Sound Of Glasgow compilation from Optimo (which, bizarrely, kept me occupied recently for much of a massive coach trip to, coincidentally, Glasgow) with a new EP collecting some of their hot tips for the summer. This release goes big and deep with names like Ovr Kill and Mastercris alongside these two gems.
Grum jumps back onto our radar with this reMix of Kevin McKay’s 2011 club hit Body Talk. With this tune we’re treated to the next step in the evolution of Grum. From Dreamwave to Nu-Disco to Trance and now another step along his inevitable House path. Grum effortlessly weaves all the tricks he’s learnt along his music journey into a pretty unique sound that has it’s roots, and feet, in packed warehouses but it’s mind is at the beach. Here he whips McKay’s Olivia Newton John sampling bouncy House tune into a moody and futuristic electronic epic with an infectious mixture of bleepy House and Dubby effects. Another post-Dreamwaver experimenting with a little Dub in their House is Small Pyramids, who’s Don’t Do It To Me is a hypnotic Chicago track that creates a nice spacious sound, spreading out the sound a creating a groove for a soulful vocal. There six track on the whole release, and it;s definitely well worth checking out.
♫ Kevin McKay – Body Talk (Grum reMix)
♫ Small Pyramids – Don’t Do It To Me
Glasgow underground’s Summer Of Love ’13 is released 22nd July.
Binary and NightWaves man Josh Legg is back in a Goldroom state of mind as he drops his newest reMix, for fellow LA producer Small Pyramids.
Small Pyramids’ début single. ‘I Want Blood’ is transformed into the slickest of slick beach Disco tunes. It really feels like Josh is hitting his stride with his yacht vibed Disco now and has carved out quite a unique sound for himself, incorporating elements of Indie-Electro, Dreamwave and Nu-Disco and giving then that sailing sheen. With this mix he certainly gets his groove on, with a smooth funk bass and wicked little licks, but a soaring synth lead is never far away. Enjoy in he sun with friends.
♫ Small Pyramids – I Want Blood (Goldroom reMix)
‘I Want Blood’ is out soon, until then check out Small Pyramids on SoundCloud.
Andrew Verner A.K.A. Short Circuit is fast becoming the king of Robo-Pop. Coming out of L.A.’s Binary family, the go-to gang for forward thinking cotemporary ElectroPop, Short Circuit has been responsible for some awesomereMixes of late, but the time has come for him to release some original material into the wild.
Setting himself apart from the pack with his heavy use of vocodered vocals, his début single, ‘Let Go’, is a robotic love letter set to a soundtrack of warm synth leads and burbling basses. The single is backed by the kind of reMix package that has fans of electronic Pop music grinning like idiots all day after hearing it. Fellow Binary act, the reliably amazing, NightWaves bring a bit more of a Dreamwave flavour to the track, although heavier than you’d expect from these guys They bring the robot to the Disco with some thick bass sounds and screaming synths. Small Pyramids take ‘Let Go’ to a more chilled, atmospheric, place with a deep electronic groove while Popskarr reveal themselves as one to watch after turning in a blinding, funky, late night House mix.