G-Spice – The Pressure

July 30, 2015 in Singles

G-Space The Pressure Ready Mix RecordsMoving into deep house territory now with this latest from Canada’s ever-reliable Ready Mix Records.

In its Original form, The Pressure is a midpaced affair with shuffling beats, a Chi-town bassline and a muted male “I can’t take the pressure” vocal, all complemented by dramatic, space-y synth sweeps. It comes accompanied by three remixes: Soul Academy strip out some of the atmospherics and go for a more lolloping, dubby feel, Spennu beefs up the beats just slightly and adds some melancholy, minor key piano, while Tamandua Twist injects just a lil’ more funk and bounce, as well as a hint of acid towards the end.

Not a duff mix in sight, but Soul Academy take the gold if pushed.

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 10 August

About: Find Ready Mix Records on Soundcloud and Facebook

G-Spice, Zorz Post & Emme – Is It Love

March 12, 2015 in Singles

G-Spice, Zorz Post & Emme Is This Love Ready Mix RecordsPredictably fine deep house grooves here from the always on-point Ready Mix Records.

The work of a trio of Greek producers, Is It Love comes in your choice of four mixes. The original has a nice chunky bassline, atmospheric synth sweeps, garage-y keys and female scat vox, along with a spoken female “love” sample that loops throughout. The Deep Active Sound Remix is a little more spangled and 3am-ish (the time of night, that is, not the label!) while a more lilting Tony S Remix gets the vibes out and Moe Turk takes us into dreamier, more late-night pastures.

All four are quality but if pushed, the Original and Moe Turk rubs just nudge it.

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 23 March.

About: Find Ready Mix Records on Soundcloud and Facebook.