reede, 4. august 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #250: Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)

You know, with really good tracks which you just can't get out of your head, the tracks you put on repeat and listen to over and over again, hoping the track just keeps going, never ending, but then the song gets over again... a pioneering disco jock and producer named Patrick Cowley came to a brilliant solution with 'I Feel Love' – why not extend the track way beyond imagination and keep the dancefloor packed. And that's what he exactly did. The remix is stretched to nearly sixteen minutes with extended passages and overdubbed effects, but still keeping true to the original. The final result came to be the blueprint of the disco remix – just extend the best parts of the track and keep the dancefloor happy. This remix, when commercially released in 1982 made the original track popular at the charts and clubs again, and this just is a pure case of win.

From RIvera's Groove Box #249: Raw Elements - Raw Basics

Super stripped down underground deep house gem from 1992. Produced by Mateo & Matos, one of their very first releases from their prolific discography. Very minimal with production, only keeping the 'raw basics' of a house track.

esmaspäev, 10. juuli 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #248: Low End Theory - Wicked

Acid house sound is really something different - no song, no structure, no melody, not even a catchy chorus you can sing along with. It's not what you could describe as good music, but yet it is still so groovy and great for dancing at the rave or club. This one's from DJ Deeon and Chip Dilla, two hard knocks from Chicago's Dance Mania Records. The world is a ghetto indeed.

neljapäev, 29. juuni 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #247: Drew Sky - Razzmatazz

An old Classic from 1992! Played often by Moodymann in his DJ sets. The vocals are sampled from Quincy Jones 'Razzamatazz' and the melody is from MFSB 'Sexy'. Very lo-fi sound, basement style, just like lots of producers from Chicago tended to be. After his debut EP Drew Sky went on to release a string of ghetto house style records on Dance Mania, which suited his minimal stripped down sound.

esmaspäev, 5. juuni 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #246: Caustic Window - Flutey

Caustic Window is an unreleased album from Aphex Twin. It was produced under the alias Caustic Window. Originally planned for release in 1994, the album was cancelled, with only five copies being produced. One of the copies, which surfaced for sale in 2014, was bought and digitally distributed through a Kickstarter campaign. It was later sold for $46,300 on eBay to the creator of Minecraft. Every penny well spent. I like 'Flutey' the best from this album, it has a melancholic, but very beautiful vibe. It's mechno - melancholic techno, get it? Haha. And what a nice accompanying video by the29nov films. 

laupäev, 3. juuni 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #245: DJ Milton - 909 State

DJ Milton is a pioneering figure in the Chicago ghetto house scene. I don't know for sure if it is true, that he is serving a long prison sentence incarcerated in Illinois, or is it just a rumor. But the man sure knew how to program some tight pounding house beats on drum machines. This track is very minimal and tracky, like the majority of ghetto house tracks, but at the same time, it is also very catchy with its hypnotic synth lines. Definitely among DJ Milton's best hits!

From Rivera's Groove Box #244: Aftershock - Slave To The Vibe (Club Dub)

This my jam right here. A neat garage house groove from the UK with a piano hook which makes your head bob to the beat. There's a thousand garage tracks out there, but they rarely come so perfect as this.