#2062 – DOPE DOG – KEEP HOUSE UNDA’GROUND (MOSCA / MIA DORA / KEVIN MCKAY / ORIGIN
Next up for us on GU is a project that’s been a bit of a labour of love for me. One of my fave labels from Back In The Day was the Dutch imprint, Touche. I’d actually love to do a best of compilation for them but unfortunately the two main men (who recorded most of the labels output) don’t really see eye to eye any more. One release they didn’t make – and therefore one I could license – was this 1995 classic from Orlando Voorn. So after much googling, random Facebook messages and so on I finally tracked down Mr. Voorn and got his permission to rerelease this killer bit of grimey 90s house.
Who better remix a track with this title than Mosca. Ever since I had “Bax” on repeat in 2011, I’ve been asking him to do something for the label and finally, last year, with a rework of this classic on offer, he relented. And what a job he’s done, taking the spirit of the original and transposing it into a modern day sweat-box jacker.
Next up are Mia Dora. They’ve been a bit quiet since the release of their EP on Optimo Trax but this tough-as-fuck Basic Channel influenced rework proves quality beats quantity any day.
I love the big keyboard hook in the original “Old Skool Mix” and so I’ve taken Orlando’s vocals and worked them into my own bass’n’piano jam for 2015.
Lastly, the original mix is included so you can see the kind of thing I used to love playing in 1995 (and that still sounds good today).
Kevin McKay, 16th June 2015.
Support from: Dusky, Groove Armada, Laurent Garnier, Catz & Dogz, TCTS, Pirupa, Sidney Charles, Sonny Wharton, Robert Owens, Michel De Hey, Ashworth, Kolombo, Pearson Sound, Tom Flynn, MANIK, TEED, Ben Pearce, Viadrina, Marc Schneider, Reset Safari, Dale Middleton, Severino, OOFT!, Graeme Park, Long & Harris, German Brigante, DJ Three, Stacey Pullen, Kassey Voorn, Krywolf, Anna Cavazos, Guy Garrett (DMC Buzz Chart), Dimitri Nakov (Ushuaia), Terry Farley, Sam Bailey (BBC Radio 1, BTraits show), Brett Gould, Next of Kin, EZLV, John Jones (MoS), Volta Bureau, Andrew Salsano (Nurvous), Snax…