#GU2013 – WALKER AND ROYCE – I SURRENDER
After some killer music on Crosstown Rebels, OFF and Pets Recordings, NYC’s Walker & Royce head to Glasgow Underground for their latest release.
“I Surrender” is a killer deep house groove, all soaring vocals, disco touches and bumping bass – the kind of thing you imagine getting dropped at a New York loft party at 4am. The flip-side “I Got It” is another Manhattan style party moment jam-packed with happy stabs and get-me-up bass.
Remixes come from Mia Dora, Barrientos, Lee Webster & Kevin McKay and Demarzo.
Mia Dora take the original and leave it pretty much for dead, replacing the warmth of NYC for a steely stare at Glasgow clubland. The kind of thing you’d imagine Ame and the Visionquest boys would come up with after a full weekend bender in the Sub Club.
Barrientos follows up his much-feted Romanthony remix with another irresistible house groove. Part Joris Voorn, part Groove La Chord and part Computer Madness, this is another brilliant floor-filler from the young Glaswegian.
Lee Webster and Kevin McKay take “I Surrender” on the kind of slo-mo disco journey that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Larse set, all horn stabs, moogy swells and low-slung bass.
Finally Demarzo delivers the kind of slow-burning disco groove that has worked so well for his releases on Noir, Nurvous, 2DIY4 and Lou Lou.