What We Gonna Do? (Kevin McKay remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
Review: Birmingham's Riggsy started the dharkfunkh project back in early 2012. Over his 17 year career as a producer, he has worked on countless variations of underground house and techno under many different monikers racking up hundreds of releases. A studio engineer by trade, he is now focusing on the deeper side of tech house, deep house and techno with his solo productions. Not to mention this one right here on the always reliable Glasgow Underground with London's Sam Young aka Vanilla Ace. Entitled "What We Gonna Do?" this one is a tough and swing fuelled people mover with some catchy horns and funky elements of the darker persuasion. Label boss man Kevin McKay lends a helping hand on the remix: his rendition going for some late '90s disco house action which we were really diggin'!
The Dealer & Space Motion - "Push" - (6:38) 126 BPM
Saccao & Anturage - "Cyclops" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Agatha Pher - "My Only Way" - (6:53) 123 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 1AM - 2AM" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:09:16) 123 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 2AM - 3AM" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:12:00) 124 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 3AM - 4AM" (continuous DJ mix 3) - (1:04:15) 124 BPM
Review: Glasgow Underground's Ibiza compilations are traditionally the biggest releases of the year for label head honchos Sam Dexter and Kevin McKay. It's stated they 'have been working their socks off to collect the best selection of cuts' and aimed squarely at White Isle dancefloors this Summer. Starting off with Sante Sansone's remix for the aforementioned McKay. This 'Italian stallion' drops his usual disco style for "What U Want", Barcelona's finest De La Swing impresses us as always with the rolling peak time stomper "No Rules" and also Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh's "What We Gonna Do?" (Kevin McKay remix) really brings the funk like no other on this disco-fied joint. It's a whopper here: comprised of a few dozen tracks, it's all damn good value and there's enough surefire grooves on here to keep the kids on your dancefloor groovin and movin' all Summer. And if you can't be bothered with all that: it's conveniently mixed up to perfection across three volumes by McKay himself.
Review: New State have the honour and privilege of unveiling this extremely hard hitting original collection from the living legends: Stanton Warriors, with their new album project 'Dance Floor'. The album from start to finish gives an excellent showcase of what is going in bass music worldwide, with a selection of originals from their in house label: Punks and more. From listening through, our highlights have to include the subtle, techy flavours of Foundry's 'About Your Love' remix, featuring Lily Mckenzie, along with the punchy collaboration with Taiki Nulight entitled 'Beat Up' and of course Left/Right's spooky rethink of the title track 'Rise'.
Review: There's a distinctly old school flavour to this compilation as Thee Cool Cats take to the controls. Patrick Topping's "Forget" sees the fast-rising producer serve up insane rave stabs and diva vocal samples over insistent cowbells and slamming beats, while Catz'n'Dogz mine a different part of 90s music culture. The duo's "Booty Comes First" is inspired by the rude and raucous sound of ghetto house, as pre-orgasmic moans and a slamming rhythm reinforce the vocal that "yo booty comes first". At the other end of the emotional spectrum, Tough Love impress greatly with the acid-laced, soulful house of "Dreams", while the next generation of Detroit techno, fronted by Dantiez Saunderson and working with Altus Project returns to early 90s US house with the vocal-led "I Need You".