Review: This is what you'd call smart and sassy. Sat somewhere between intelligent deep house and contemporary tech house, this latest single from Leisuregroove and Rustem Rustem's Electronic Youth outfit features smooth lead vocals from veteran British R&B singer Kele Le Roc. Her vocals fit snugly with a retro-futurist groove that evokes memories of dancing like crazy to bleep-heavy US house cuts, sometime in the late 1990s. It's a good look, and arguably the duo's best single since joining forces in September 2011. It should win them an army of new fans.
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (extended mix) - (5:01) 125 BPM
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Club mix) - (5:23) 125 BPM
Review: Baby D's timeless classic gets its 2020 update from triumvirate Gok Wan, Craig White and Kele Le Roc! Dominated by its rockin piano, epic back up vocals and undeniable club bassline; diva leads, both choral and verse-like, light up this legendary hit alongside hissing percussions, techno hi-hats and new age soul.
Review: It's been 19 years since R.I.P Productions launched Ice Cream Records, an imprint that did much to help popularize UKG during the speed garage days. Here, the veteran duo celebrates the label's enduring legacy with an unmixed collection of classics, exclusives and fresh new cuts. As you might expect, there's a clutch of more recent remixes of Ice Cream classics - see Scott Garcia's 2012 rework of "It's a London Thing" and a fresh edit of "Ripgroove" from Double 99 member DJ Omar - plus new R.I.P versions of 10 Below & Kele Le Roc's "My Love" and new school garage hero DJD's "Oh Baby". Throw in a sprinkling of forthcoming singles, and you've got a weighty trip into speed garage revivalism.
Review: We have been singing the praises of the 2TUF4U imprint for a fair few weeks now, but this latest release takes that to an entirely new level as they unveil a phenomenal 30 track selection featuring heavyweights such as Mad Tuff Project, Leanne Louise, Don Oliver, Kele Le Roc, Gary Esson, DIY and a tonne more. It's a pretty monumental project, showcasing the best of the combination between old and new UK garage in it's richest formats. Despite the tracklisting being super stacked, our highlights would have to include the dreamy landscapes of Undertone's Instant Mood Vocal mix of 'Let It Be' from Xavier, alongside Solution's Doctor dub mix of 'You', put together originally by the exceptional combo of Fully Loaded Project, Karl Brown & Todd Edwards. What a legendary compilation this really is.