reede, 13. oktoober 2017

From Rivera's Groove Box #255: Volruptus - Hessdalen



Iceland is a mystic land, and so is the techno music which originates from there. Producers like Exos, Bjarki, Ruxpin, Sanasol or Ozy are names which bring a smile to many techno music lovers all around the world. Volruptus is a new name from the Icelandic techno scene, but in a short time he has gained lot of attention with his doings. It's no wonder a forward-thinking techno label like Nina Kraviz Trip recordings has signed his latest EP. Volruptus is making classic sounding electro techno music, which is influenced from all things cosmic, extraterrestial, sci-fi and alien. In fact, Volruptus himself says he is an alien who has been reborn inside a human body with a mission to create and spread new and wonderful sounds to us unknowing humans. Listening to this track, I say that I totally believe this. Monochromatic music with crisp drum machine beats and weird beeping lazer synthesizers, which make the listener feel like he will start floating through space. It all sounds like Volruptus is trying to put together an intergalatic morse code, contacting some far out living alien civilization. I could see this music being compared easily with the likes of Drexciya, Legowelt or Hagues I-F, but Volruptus is still a newcomer and he has plenty of time to prove himself among these electro techno giants.

neljapäev, 14. september 2017

From Rivera's Groove Box #253: Michael Watford - Holdin On'



Ron Trent says that this is among the best deep house track ever recorded. I agree. An early Roger Sanchez production, one of his finest.

neljapäev, 31. august 2017

From Rivera's Groove Box #252: Molima - Think'in Bout U



This is it. Officially, this is the cutest house track ever. An obscure US New Jersey deep house gem from 1992. It's a mysterious track, because this is the only track Molima ever did. The producers behind the track, Canadian Len Grant and Naresh Sukhu didn't release much house tracks either, but their other house record called 'Jazz Party' is worth also checking out for some genuine early 90s garage house vibes. And don't forget to check out and subscribe to Underground Music Channel from Youtube from some other great uploads!

kolmapäev, 23. august 2017

From RIvera's Groove Box #251: R.I.P. Productions - Deep Inspiration



Oh man. Is this like the deepest UK Garage track ever created? Certainly one of the finest from that style. This track was originally released in 1996 and was one of three tracks on the Deep Dubs Vol 1 EP. R.I.P. Productions records have been highly sought after. Released when UK Garage was in its prime time years, before the Speed Garage and 2 Step craze took it over. The duo consists of Omar Adimora & Tim Liken (aka Tim Deluxe). Another popular project of theirs was Double 99 which released the monster hit 'RIP Groove'.

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.