Review: It's this mix of one part hip hop DJ and the other a classically trained piano player that has seen this fast rising Glaswegian duo release on heavyweight labels such as Toolroom, Defected, Suara, Exploited and Glasgow Underground. Big Love label boss Seamus Haji is said to have been a long time supporter of them, so he quickly snapped up this three track EP once it came his way. Disco Distractions EP draws upon the duo's boogie, funk and disco influences. Starting off with the filtered main room stomper that is "Total Distraction" which reminds us of the late nineties heyday when French Touch specialists Cassius or the UK's legendary Pete Heller reigned supreme. For something deeper they offer up the smooth "Tell Me Something" which again really works that filter to build up something really special, on this emotive late night groove for sexy night people.
Review: Long time friends and collaborators Seamus Haji and ATFC team up once again and come up with another infectious and disco flavoured cut that's oozing with soul and funk: in the form of "Big Love". Both DJs have been road testing the track since the Summer and the results have no doubt resulted in utter dancefloor euphoria - proper late '90s style funky house. You just don't get music like this anymore! But trust these two legends to have us sorted. Haji's Big Love was conceived back in 2002 and now fired up with a new re-brand and musical direction, leaning towards his roots in house, disco and boogie. You can expect to see some hot releases from Haji's revived Big Bang Theory moniker and newer guise Allusion - yet another nod to 90's house!
Review: Seamus Haji can now certainly be considered one of the UK's tech-house veterans, but he is not credited enough with that sort of status. The man has been active since the late 90s, dipping and diving into all sorts of house permutations while always keeping his mind focused on what gets people DANCING. He's back on his on Big Love imprint, another pillar of the 00s UK house scene, with a Semedo remix of his own "God's Child" bomb; unsurprisingly, this magnificent house anthem is made even more progressive, even heavier on the beats, and absolutely marvelous to mix into at the peak time hour.
God's Child (Hott Like Detroit remix) - (5:51) 123 BPM
God's Child (original mix) - (7:11) 127 BPM
God's Child (acappella) - (0:52) 127 BPM
Review: Chunky house veteran Seamus Haji revived his Big Bang Theory project a few months back via the double A-side "Touch Me/Saw Your Face". That was Haji's first release under the alias for five years. In its original form, this speedy follow-up is a sweaty and energy-packed treat, with filtered disco strings, bass and orchestration riding a bustling, occasionally driving drum track. In other words, it's exactly what we've come to expect from the veteran producer, whose first single dropped way back in 1996. Remixes come from Siege, who opts for a tougher, DJ Sneak style approach, and Hott Like Detroit. The latter's interpretation effortlessly joins the dots between bass-heavy stomp, angular electro-house heaviness, and the shirts-off potential of classic disco.
Ya Underwear (Sonny Wharton remix) - (6:34) 124 BPM
Ya Underwear (original Remastered) - (8:32) 126 BPM
Ya Underwear (Siren-A-Pella) - (1:56) 151 BPM
Review: The Big Love 15 Year remixes continue with one of the the label's first releases back in 2002, produced by Seamus Haji under his Get This! Moniker. It proved to be a highly popular track back then: with it's tongue in cheek vocal hook and infectious P-Funk groove. Vanilla Ace released a track in 2016 called "The Gee" which caught the attention of the label: they thought "Ya Underwear" needed a modern revision and he's done the business on his excellent remake, adding a harder edge but still maintaining the funk. Sonny Wharton chose this track to remix as he was a big fan of the original back in the day: which you can hear on his perfectly crafted tech house makeover which drops the original vibe in the breaks. It's then heads down business on the dancefloor after the drop.
Review: For a long time, Perth's Greg Packer was considered a veteran of the local drum and bass scene, but in the last few years has reinvented himself as Dr Packer - and become one of the best of the best disco editors on the scene at present. It made perfect sense for him to give "Confess" his personal touch for the nu-disco heads, as he was one of the supporters of the track from the very beginning. He stays faithful to the original mix, where he adds an incessant bassline, his trademark beats, disco flourishes and works the arrangement to fever pitch!