Following on from the much hyped (plays on Tong/Mosca/Todda T shows) and big selling (Beatport Deep House Top 10) re-works of “Bring U Up”, Glasgow Underground dust off “Let Me Show You Love”, arguably Romanthony’s biggest club hit (outside of “One More Time”, and hand it over to Gerd, Oliver $, Gavin Herlihy & Laura Jones, Mia Dora and label owner Kevin McKay for some 2013 touches.
Gerd is dutch producer Gert-Jan Bijl. Under one alias or another he’s been making records for labels as varied as Universal Language and Rejected since 1994. Most recently his “Palm Leaves” 12″ on Royal Oak (as Gerd) showed that he’s up there with Andres & KDJ when it comes to soulful Detroit style house music. Recording as Geeeman his huge warehouse anthem “Bang’t” – the kind of no-nonsense jacking groove that you’d expect from Dance Mania – was one of Phonica’s records of 2012 and as NY Stomp he delivered “The NY House Trak” a slice of rolling house business that harks back to Black Traxx and Mijangos and forward to Bicep, Huxley and Ejeca.
On the subject of his “Let Me Show You Love” mix, Gerd said, “Best mixes of this ultimate classic are the Crooklyn Mix and Quick Dub. But both mixes do not contain the full vocal. When I was asked to do this remix, I decided to go for the same vibe but make use of the whole vocal (verses, chorus, etc). I thought there was no use trying to do something completely different. it’s hard to beat this classic. Now there finally will be a Crooklyn Mix and/or Quick Dub with the amazing verses! I only received the vocal parts, no other parts, so it took me a while to rebuild the track with same sort of ingredients and especially to get the sounds very similar to the original”
Since 2011 and his ubiquitous, monstrous Beatport #1, “Doin’ Ya Thing”, Berlin’s Oliver $ has been a name to watch. There is an art to making records that are so effective yet at the same time so simple, and when it comes to putting them together, Oliver $ is one of world’s best. For this remix, he doesn’t mess with the formula and fixes Roman’s paean to lost love to one serious tribal groove. Add a system shaking baseline and some special fx and there you have it. Simple. Effective. Massive.
Whilst Gavin Herlihy’s rise to fame has been a slow burn, rising up since 2006 with solid releases on labels like Cocoon, Cadenza, Get Physical and Buzzin Fly through to Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels and Culprit before ending up with the killer “Get Loose” on Leftroom, Laura Jones arrived with a bang in 2011 thanks to “Love In Me” her killer organ anthem. Here they team up and take Roman’s vocals on a jagged ride through the darker sides of house, a perfect 6am mix.
Glasgow Underground owner Kevin McKay has been making records since the 90s. From remixing Andy Weatherall to producing Mylo, his discography runs to over 250 productions. Here he delivers a house groove with Romanthony’s trademark M1 organs and classic piano hooks.
From their breakthrough remix for Roots Manuva at the end of 2011, Glasgow’s latest production stars Mia Dora had a busy 2012. A stand-out track on Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black compilation lead to a full EP for Moda Black. Their single release on Glasgow’s hip High Sheen label has been played by djs from Jackmaster to Seth Troxler and they have remixes due for Parker and latest Crosstown Rebels signing, Walker & Royce. Their version of “Let Me Show You” sounds like Maurice Donovan remixing an R&S classic, all 909 rhythms and a larger than life rave hook.