mermaids are a band from glasgow whove previously released their own blend of live, slow-burning disco on labels like foto, a friend in need & non local and supported the likes of errors, the field and theesatisfaction.
limited edition of 320 numbered copies in spray painted cover.
small pyramids is las zach hunsaker. heavily influenced by nu disco, early house music and edit culture, zach began cutting up old disco, funk and r&b tracks for his dj gigs in los angeles as small pyramids. making the move from producing edits to sampling for original tracks was a natural progression and crucial step to developing a unique style. as a result of remixing acts like nightwaves and arohan,small pyramids gained blog exposure on sites like disco workout, tracasseur, in the deep end and disco delicious. the first small pyramids ep, another way to feel was released late in 2010 to great critical acclaim and shortly thereafter zach signed to glasgow underground.
we first discovered young glasweigian talent barrientos in 2012 via the always on point synthglasgow.com blog. his debut mix for them effortly mixed tracks from atjazz and matthew styles to loco dice, vince watson and steve rschmad and took the listener from the early bounce as the club doors open right through to hands-in-the air madness of a packed dancefloor. we loved it. he alsoreleased the good-time, sun-soaked sky ep (for free via soundcloud) around the same time and the quality of both his music and production really stood out from the crowd.
glasgow underground launches a new mix compilation series in may with the release of optimo:the underground sound of glasgow mixed by optimos jd twitch. each installment of the underground sound of… will see a dj focus on his or her home city, compiling mixing and collection of music from said city. this 12 inch features 5 of the rarer tracks from the mix.
glasgow underground launches a new mix compilation series in may with the release of optimo:the underground sound of glasgow mixed by optimos jd twitch. each installment of the underground sound of will see a dj focus on his or her home city, compiling mixing and collection of music from said city.
limited edition of 275 numbered copies.
when gilles peterson reacts to a house record, you know it is a very special house record. deep and soulfull, love it - was what the 6 music dj thought of these two. if that wasnt enough, trickski described best things in life are free as one hell of a bomb. add in support from jimmy edgar, mark e, severino and dusky and this is looking like one of glasgow undergrounds most successful records to date. love games is the a bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing. what starts off as hooky percussive groove slowly morphs into a full vocal classic with swirling chords and a killer synth hook. severino dropped it at fabric recently and took the roof off the place. best things in life are free is a darker affair – all wandering acid lines and moody, emotional strings - but as trickski proved when they played it at watergate, just as effective.
on this second remix 12 inch pbr streetgang deliver a wonderfully deep modern house groove, toby tobias delivers 2 mixes straight out of the 90s basement and glaswegian wunderkind barrientos offers a kind of sun-kissed gypsy woman style re-invention.
limited to 320 numbered copies.
if *the wanderer* was the record that brought romanthonys obscure blackmale label to a wider dj audience, *testify* was the release that cemented its reputation as one of the labels to check for in the us import section. here are brandnew remixes: jimmy edgar, in true blackmale style, takes romans original chops it in his sampler and lays the results over a thundering distortion tinged beat. it is proper raw jacking business, perfect for small dark rooms with a few hundred sweaty bodies. waifs & strays deliver a brilliant modern update complete with an air-punching sax solo (something that was definitely one of the nails in the deep house coffin the first time round and the kind of thing that could get you shot if you used in the 00s). illyus & barrientos deliver what is arguably their strongest remix to date dropping snips of the original over a quite brilliant bassline groove. ed one & boddenalso opt for some bassline action but add in classic organ stabs and todd edwards style vocal chops to their big-ass bass wobbler. lastly, we have the previously unreleased cd#9 vocal version which as usual, features one of romans deeper, more organic mixes.
ltd 2014 re issue
originally released as an ultra-limited 12 inch on philomena which are now fetching upwards of £200 on discogs glasgow underground is re-issuing the classic dixon edit of romanthonys the wanderer. much in the spirit of the original/prescription underground >cd #9 version< which michael mayer puts in his all time great dance records dixon delivers a sun-kissed, bass-heavy groove that is pure panorama bar house music at its very best. this will be a limited hand spray-painted release.
we have been a fan of motor city drum ensemble since the brooding and eerie >escape to nowhere< in 2007 - a track that sounded like someone had listened to > french kiss< on acid and then tried to recreate what they heard. so when we started re-issuing romanthonys classics with fresh remixes, mcdes danilo plessow was always someone we wanted to on the project. it has taken 2 years to organise this mix and now it is finally here it doesnt disappoint. taking on > trust<, most people would head straight for the vocal but plessow instead eschews that idea for a warm, low slung dub mix reminiscent of muzique tropique and early glasgow underground releases by studio blue. as a more dj-friendly alternative he also delivered a completely instrumental dub mix.
LET ME SHOW YOU LOVE (GERD REMIX - STANDARD EDITION)
12" Vinyl UK26.11.13
romanthony - let me show you love (2013 remixes) following on from the much hyped (plays on tong/mosca/todda t shows) and big selling re-works of bring u up, glasgow underground dust off let me show you love, arguably romanthonys biggest club hit (outside of one more time, and hand it over to gerd, oliver $, gavin herlihy & laura jones, mia dora and label owner kevin mckay for some 2013 touches. this 12inch features gerd, kevin mckay and oliver $.
the first release since romanthonys tragic passing had been sent to the pressing plant before he died. following discussions with his family and advisors, glasgow underground is continuing its series of re-issues to help create a legacy for romanthonys children.
MINISTRY OF LOVE (V2) DELUXE EDITION (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK18.06.13
limited edition to 250, hand-numbered, hand-spraypainted red & white sleeves, spraypainted centres, heavy-weight vinyl. the first release since romanthonys tragic passing had been sent to the pressing plant before he died. following discussions with his family and advisors, glasgow underground is continuing its series of re-issues to help create a legacy for romanthonys children.
bring u up originally appeared on romans blackmale label in 1995 as a rumbling slice of new jersey garage complete with gospel samples and romanthony collaborator the trojan horse. it was a bit of a cult favourite with underground heads like dj deep. it wasnt until roman completely re-produced and re-sang the song in 2000 that it fully took on anthem status. out went the heavy kicks and hypnotic moods and in came james brown horn stabs and a live beat that sounded like bernard purdie had joined him for the session (the drums were actually provided by roman himself). the result was an instant club hit with everyone from pete tong to francois kevorkian that reached (a very respectable 74) in the uk national charts. on this 12 inch deetrons takes the funk vibe of romans 2000 version and toughens it up for todays dancefloors, lee webster adds a monster baseline and some serious beats. on the flip-side the original blackmale version is re-issued on vinyl for the first time as is an unreleased dj friendly edit of the 2000 version done by kevin mckay.
cool nice price action !! the man s 3rd album for glasgow underground sees a subtle acceleration towards the dancefloor, deep funked, sometimes jazzy tracks - like fila brazillia meet abacus! his most accomplished album to date!!