Brighton has a very strong roster of production talent now emerging out of our cities groove based scene for which Principal admirably join in on with this first release ready to land in 2013
For me it's Medlar's 86 Mix that's going to tickle my fancy what with all the abundant acid house references peppering the track via this particular mix and take on proceedings
Subtle chords add a lushness and lighter tone with the vocals never over powering the delivery throughout the duration on this one
Once again it's all the musical contradictions being used that shape this remix nicely for me plus we should see some appeal amongst those that remember acid house's glory days as well as the newer fresher faces that dig a little squelch and bleep
I can see the floors getting excited when this gets dropped whilst the release will add a healthy interlude within all manner of late night party settings going in to early next year
Well done to the both Jeff and Rob who've got their label's first offering coming out soon for all the dancers and party people up on their house vibe. Very much looking forward to giving this a proper going over
Here's the press release from the crew
Title: In My Mind (Medlar Rmx)
Label: Principal Records
Release: 31st January 2013
Cat No: PR001
Principal Records debut in January with ‘In My Mind’ by ‘thatmanmonkz’ affiliated act S&M (feat. Dnaë) - a deep, disco infused house release backed with a remix from Wolf Music’s Medlar.
Principal Records is the brainchild of DJ/Producers Rob Fahey and Jeff Daniels, the former having previously released for Under The Shade and the latter a UK-Music industry veteran having held positions with the likes of BMG and Sole Unlimited.
S&M comprises Danimal Swainger (aka Daniel Swain) and thatmanmonkz (aka Scott Moncrieff) who met in Sheffield’s notorious muso drinking hole, Dulo. Danimal had a history on the ‘edits’ scene while thatmanmonkz has developed a formidable reputation as Toddla T’s cohort in the Small Arms Fiya imprint.
For ‘In My Mind’ the duo team up with Dnaë, a hugely promising vocalist hailing from Kingston, Jamaica and now based in the steel-city. ‘In My Mind’ is gentle, rhythmic house with afro-beat overtones and rich, deep house sensibilities. Skittering
percussion sits underneath warm, sliding chord pads while Dnae’s vocal work flows beautifully throughout, complimenting the track’s infectious bass perfectly
Medlar, an increasingly in demand artist following strong work for the much-hyped Wolf Music, takes ‘In My Mind’ into jacking house territory with some classic Roland bass work and nifty drum programming which rough up the original’s vocal and piano content. S&M close the EP with ‘£4£’, a mid-tempo disco-house cut which swings low and loose. Musically dense in all of the right places and with a great synergy between original elements and sampled content, ‘£4£’ is a fine example of it’s genre
S&M’s ‘In My Mind’ is the debut release for Principal Records and is released late-January on 12”.
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