May 4, 2012

Local Hero: This Is I - Round & Round

LOCAL HERO: This Is I - Round & Round

It was only a matter of time before John Smyth aka This Is I got noticed. Formally producing under the name Dynamode but now rolling solo, he was a main-fixture on Synth last year with a handful of quality demos screaming out for attention. One such demo was the superbly reflective, ‘Round & Round’ - a Diana Ross sampling, sunset groover which has since been picked up by Love Not Money Records for release in July.

This Is I - Round & Round (Love Not Money Records)

Following on from our feature earlier in the week, Mirrors returns with yet another stifling remix on the forthcoming Joy O single, ‘Ellipsis’. Where he got the parts for this is open for debate (he crafted his TNGHT remix from a Boiler Room rip), but when it sounds this good, it really doesn’t matter. Revolving around a Source Direct sample and utilizing some introspective rave stabs, this is a carefully considered take on the original.

Joy O – Ellipsis (Mirrors Remix) (Free Download)

Joy Orbison - Ellipsis (Mirrors Remix) |free download| by Mirrors

Time to get techy as Soma all-star, Gary Beck delivers an Ibiza ready mix on New York House legend, Todd Terry and his classic Sound Design anthem ‘Bounce To The Beat’. Taking the original and employing a deep, burning bassline, this grooves, rolls and drops with an irresistible funk which nails it straight to the floor. Look out for his collaboration with Slam, out now on Paragraph.

Todd Terry Presents Sound Design – Bounce To The Beat (Gary Beck Remix) (Toolroom) (Buy)

Todd Terry_Bounce To The Beat_Gary Beck Remix by garybeck

Finally, Kevin McKay of the ever dependable Glasgow Underground label has been eyeing up a whole host of local talent for release recently, but on this occasion it’s his own production which deserves the spotlight. Forthcoming as part of the GU Spring/Summer sampler, but available as an exclusive free download now, ‘The Rushes' is a slow-building House jam which flourishes with subtle emotion…

Kevin McKay – The Rushes (Glasgow Underground) (Free Download)

The Rushes by Kevin McKay