I normallly do not cover house music on my blog, but from time to time I succumb to the guilty pleasure of simple, pumping beat which reminds me a bit of all yesterday parties. Well, I AM the party animal, and I love dancing my ass off, actually to any kind of music that moves my mind and limbs. Sometimes I don't need any sophistication but just pure rhythm. And this is exactly the case with the new EP "Stand UP" by Magik Johnson hailing from New Zealand (originally born in UK and relocated to NZ 10 years ago).This is yet another interesting release from Potty Mouth Music. I'm not an expert in this particular style, but the title track of this EP - Stand Up, is the best house track I've heard in a while. The uptempo, pumping beat and infectious, twisted synths along with the well chosen voice samples will guarantee a packed dancefloor in the club at the peak of the night. This release is worth buying if just for this track alone. "Make You See" is a more laidback, tribal offering with a rolling grove. Nothing fancy but again pay attention to the pretty diverse synth work. "The Boy Blew" is a strange mixture of the acid-like bassline made in roland tb 303 and classic jazz (or should I write acid-jazz). Calverton did a really good job in his remix of "The Boy Blew", breaking the beat, cutting up vocals and adding fidget house bassline - I can easily imagine this track being heavily rinsed by DJ's. Another highlight of this release.
Magik Jonson's Stand Up EP is available exclusively at BEATPORT (till 2 December 200)9, and after that date at other stores.
MAGIK JOHNSON - STAND UP EP (tracks in 128kbps)
MAGIK JOHNSON - BEATPORT - TOP TEN (NOV 2009)
1 Matias Aguayo / Walter Neff / Original / Kompakt
2 Fake Blood / I Think I like It / Original / Music Response Rec
3 Drums of Death / Got Yr Thing / Jesse Rose / Greco-Roman
4 Magik Johnson / Make You See / Original / Potty Mouth
5 Edu K / Avec Bon Bons / Original / Anabatic
6 Calvertron vs Itchy Feet / Dwarf Porn / Magik Johnson Remix / Potty Mouth
7 Crookers / Put Your Hands On Me / Solo Remix / Southern Fried
8 Claude VonStroke / Vocal Chords / Original / Dirty Bird
9 Mowgli / Nu Skool / Original / DeadFish
10 Gucci Vump / Sha! Shtil! / L-Vis 1990 / Sound Pellagrino