James Dutton – Kahlua

January 19, 2014 in Singles

James Dutton Kahlua What Happens!Some more trad-style deep house grooves now courtesy of Denmark’s ever-reliable What Happens! label and Amnesia resident James Dutton.

There are three mixes of Kahlua on offer, but to be honest they don’t vary hugely. The original’s an unhurried deep shuffler with the occasional huge, reverbed keyboard stab or heavily-treated vocal snip to add a sense of drama. Alvaro ‘DeepWit’ Hylander gives us a mix that’s much the same but with a slightly stronger 4/4 kick, while Dutton’s own Black Box Remix also beefs up the kick drum and adds some tripped-out FX, whooshes and synth squiggles. But heads-down grooves for fried 4am dancefloors are pretty much the order of the day throughout.

Not that that’s in any way a bad thing!

Out: This week on Beatport, everywhere else from 27 Jan.

About: Find What Happens!  here, here and here.

Tim Andresen – 3.05am (Do You Remember)

August 10, 2013 in Singles

Tim Andresen 3.05am What HappensAlways good to hear what my boy Tim Andresen is up to… and in this instance, what he’s up to is coming up with this very solid little chugger for his own What Happens imprint.

There are three mixes of 3.05am on offer. Tim’s original is a slow-building affair that eventually, after about a minute and a half, drops down into an unhurried kinda groove driven by a lazy, lolloping bass loop, topped with atmospheric top-end synths and a man’s voice intoning the title. Per Hammar serves up a techy remix with much tuffer beats and altogether more in-your-face bass, while James Dutton’s remix has the same laidback feel as the original but with added, livelier percussion.

It’s the original mix that’s doing it best for me, though… not for any nepotistic reasons you understand, just cos, y’know, it is.

Out: This week

About: Find What Happens on Facebook or at their own website.