If you have been into house for years, you may well
know this hotly tipped producer as 'Dick Johnson'. Busting bold musical moves
from Blackpool to Auckland New Zealand has made Johnson a house music
heavyweight in both hemispheres. His reputation for rocking a party began
amidst the acid house madness of Manchester's infamous Hacienda, where he was
Saturday night resident alongside Graeme Park and Tom Wainright. After the
Hacienda closed its doors a residency at Nottingham's Renaissance followed. 1994
and 95 saw him drop tunes for Creams Olympic label, New Orders Pleasure
Recordings and Manchester's Paper Recordings collective. Shortly afterwards, he
established Shaboom Records in Blackpool, with Mark Bell and Ben Davis,
and released records by Joeski & Onionz, Fred Everything, Doc Martin and DJ
Sneak to name a few.
Now NZ's best loved artist and DJ, Magik Johnson,
hooks up with upcoming vocalist James Dansey on this large 2nd Underwater
release which comes hot on the heels of the 2006 smash 'Malone/Jump', a Majik
collaboration with label boss J Darren Emerson.
Magik's 07 mix of the original is going to be big
with the tech house heads. A chunky 4/4 floor worker with a smooth acid
bassline. You can almost hear the crowd cheers at the breakdown. This has that
euphoric feel that dips and climbs in all the right places to cause havoc and
have hands in the air in any decent house or techno club. John Dahlback's remix
is full of quirky keyboards that I don't really like. But if dirty twisted house
that sounds a little bit drunk is your bag then you might want to check this
out. Muted darkside for the dirtier floors...
Otherwise head for the original, which is a high
quality funky house number. Somewhere between that 80's electro sound, New
Order and the Happy Monday's, it could almost be Shaun Ryder on vocals! One for
the girlies that like to shake their skirts, this will be hording them onto the
club floor. The DeepGroove mix is darker and more sinister - its all about the
bassline and mad piano sound here. One for the deeper more glitchy house lovers
that want to get their groove on.
Only available via Beatport and
Djdowload...download this now!