sing with me: much in the same vein of the mannheim house sound made popular by artists like johnny d, nick curly, christian burkhardt etc. bretts gives us a deep but driving track centered around an african boy singing. brett chops the sample up to create a choir of ethereal voices to support the boys singing. as the track progresses it takes a left turn into weirdville through some dramatic synth tweaks & sweeps. this track is perfect for anyone who likes to dance standing up, with their head down and first firmly in the air. speaking japanese: many people will tell you learning to speak japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn, and theyre right. lucky for you, brett has done all the work by translating his message into sound. the core inspiration for this track is based on a sample from a song by get physical owner and artist mandy. they were kind enough to let brett use the sample and run wild with it. the result is 8 minutes and 12 seconds of over driven 909s, rolling bass lines and a pad so thick you need a fork to eat it. all of this keeps the calm while frantic chatter and out of this world fxs take you to a japanese after party somewhere in shibuya.
you cant help but dance to this release as the energy builds with each beat leading into some badass drops bound to get the immediate attention of any dance floor. state of flow records brings you their second release from brett johnson, after the sell out success of their first release. started by igor vicente in 2013, state of flow shows no signs of slowing down. state of flow started out as a nighttime residency at fuse in brussels and has gone onto launch a vinyl only record label.
the third edible release comes from a producer weve admired for many, many years. a consistent and truly dependable master of the jackin groove since the late 1990s, brett johnson has flexed his musical muscle for some of our favourite labels. singles for derrick carters classic, dj sneaks magnetic, freerange and visionquest have been record box staples for eats everything over the years, so its a big fat hello and welcome to brett on the snack attack ep.
legworks 2nd single comes from another one of our texas compatriates, the indelible brett johnson, fresh off some amazing work on classic, get physical, rawax and other killer imprints. the mission harks back to some of our favourite dub-techno moments, but keeps its own flare with bretts signature robo-rhythms and chopped and screwed vocal cuts. on the remix tip, its label head lance desardi & convextion bringing their own flavour to the table respectively, with lance stepping to the chord memory, deep bass, and over sampled drums, and convextion going all the way out into hyper space with his usual sub-aquatic space funk.
brett johnson makes his second appearance on the mighty visionquest imprint with a superbly nuanced ep the secret place. packed full of rhythmic and melodic complexities, johnson embarks on a supersonic head trip for the senses. lead track the awakening is awash with eerie keys and a building framework of warping fx, clicks and bleeps, all pulled together by the emphatic groove. on the flip, voyage 34 feat. ryan is a rolling, hypnotic and futuristic odyssey with the tougher edge of techno and ryans creepy, disembodied voice. finally you can count on me indulges in an intricate, percussive groove with glitchy machine tech funk.
off we go with some proper house music: four deep rumpshakers by brett johnson (dallas) of panhandle, aesoteric and seasons fame. >self service< is the more energetic cut and is guaranteed to rock while >perception<, >heartbeats< (with demarkus lewis) and >we re gonna move< are the added swinging smoothies who are guaranteed to rock as well, only deeper.
making a stand-out debut on the visionquest imprint, one of north americas most dexterous and versatile producers brett johnson steps up with move power - a dense and heady double hitter of quirky chemical romance and rolling sharp edged house with an evocative lick of vocals courtesy of ellipsis.
with influences ranging from early house and disco to turntablism and techno, dallas, txs brett johnson successfully straddles the line between knowledgable >thinking mans< dj and genuine, primal floor-filler. bretts sound is best known as groovy, bumping house with a hearty dose of techno elements, crafted and mixed in a way that is truly identifiable as his own. over the past ten years brett has released serious, futuristic sounding house music on numerous labels including classic, freerange, lazy days, and bretts own aesoteric and bang the box imprints. denvers full flavor music is honored to have brett on board for its latest release, the someday ep.
bang the boxs second vinyl outing is a loved up three tracker from label resident and co-manager brett johnson... lovin u- the birds chirping in the intro let it be known that this is one for the summer time. vocal harmonies laid over true house beats and a full-on bassline seal the deal for this one to be a future classic... sweet love- continuing the theme, sweet love rolls down memory lane with a catchy vocal, and bretts signature robo-funk rhythms. the rolling bass line and spaced out chords bring it all together to seal the deal as a dance floor killer... love by my side- this track is last but definitely not the least. its one for all our slow house peeps put there willing to let the slow-burn take the dance floor in its clutches. the recycling main line is so infectious that you wont want the track to ever end…
brett johnson returns with four quality southern fried cuts on the first installment of >things that go bump in the night<. keeping true to form bj comes out swinging on the a side with two mixes of >southern dandy<. a funky, tech injected bouncer that pops in all the right spots. and if those pops are too much for you then you have an ace of a dub mix to keep the things smooth. >sensual summations< is deep house burner designed to warm up the floor. again bjs calculated funky drums and hip flexin basslines spliced with a choral style synth stab and rise. quality house music from one of the genres true masters.
sometimes a track is so hot it just has to come back around again. about ten years ago brett johnson and dave barker (stucco homes) wrote some unbelievably catching house tunes, one of them being temptation and lies. so it just seemed right to give this track yet another life. deadbeat and mike shannon dive deep into a stripped down techno groover, removing the constant use of the vocals and creating a rolling techno dub version. some seriously deep bass in the production that works the subs in all the right places. ernesto ferreyra and guillaume coutu dumont aka chic miniature give you a playful melodic version on the flip. full use of the original chord progressions, combined with the guys signature marimba/latin percussion leaving you with a lush, warm summer hit. then brett dives into the track again giving you the oohs and ahhs mix. a ten minutes work out with bjs patented groove focused on the vocal harmonies in the original. the result is a warped, spaced out, long player that is sure to twist a few heads. mental just about sums it up. of course we had to include the original masterpiece for those who didnt find it the first time round. a favorite of everyone involved on the remix project i think youll agree that the temptation and lies cynosure mixes do the original some justice.
brett johnson back on frankie with 3 original tracks perfect floor burner between hypnotic (a1-two cents) weird and freaky (a2-rubber duck) and rollin tech house beats (b1-tick tock) as brett knows to do … perfect mixes combining brett’s different inspirations…on a2-two cents remix by the great napolitean producer massi dl more known for rollin techno beats delivers here a techy more housey mix …solid beats and perfect groove
one of the biggest tracks in 2003, certainly here at syntax, gets a rework courtesy of landshark lance desardi and luke sardello. landshark main mix removes the adam sandler intro, beefs up the beats and adds an extra melody, almost german poptastic, and includes an instrumental. flip for the dub - huge oompty shiznit happenings ! massive wobbly reverb bass and a touch of quirky acid, little telephone ring loops ad shuffled hi-hats. >mix your own temptation<is an acapella with hand claps. icon roll on
NONSTOP REMIX EP (INCL. BRETT JOHNSON, DJEBALI, GUTI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D31.05.17
it s time after christian burkhardt s great album -nonstop- for the remix ep! mr. brett johnson & guti showing us their interpretations of -eector- and djebali presents his definition of -fine line-. strong remix package - woth to check!
DAY DREAMING (BRETT JOHNSON, ARTHUR OSKAN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK09.03.16
we kick off the ep with the original mix that consists of the use of dulcet tones & floating synthetic elements. next, classic house legend brett johnson delivers a floor banger with his groundbreaking remix. and to end, pioneer arthur oskan takes a depth dive into creepy late night space.
oblack faces a fascinating and new stage in which vinyl calls back to play the main role within his record releases. in this new series, only vinyl, los pastores own label, will put all the energy on the best sound from the underground dance music, slightly derived from house, and its essence will be offered in the best ever format: 12inch wax. it is worth highlighting the album cover for oblack 016 as well -illustrated and designed by hector omkara and alberto vidal - which becomes the first of a graphic series for album covers where biomechanical animals will be the protagonists. justin harris, brett johnson, oblack and moreover: only vinyl.. what else do you need?
chillin music s, rob slac, gets down and dirty on his latest groove, body movzz. a driving bass line rumbles through layers of ethereal and chopped vocal samples that will have you sway to the bass and rock to the rhythm. show him how your body movzz and nobody gets hurt!