After the traditional dance music label summer break, Superfreq returns with a release that will truly make this an Indian Summer to remember, which comes from the long defunct but enduringly admired partnership in the form of House Of 909. The brainchild of Affie Yusuf, House Of 909 started out as a house label in the mid 90s after which Affie teamed up with Trevor Loveys to form a music partnership of the same name. The pair have not released music since 2004 but before that time were home on labels Expanded Soul & Alola with the bulk of their music, including the seminal album The Children We Were being released on the iconic tech house label Pagen Records.
Back to 2013 & Superfreq bosses Mr.C & David Scuba have managed to scoop up this fantastic new single Chant & have delivered their own unique interpretations in the process.First up is the original raw mix of Chant. Its a woozy & lo slung deep tech house number with tribal-esque percussion & soothing vocal chants that imbue the whole thing with African spirit. Lively synths squirm about at various intervals as this uplifting track locks dance floors into one deep groove & keeps them there for the duration.The House Of 909s cooked mix strips the original back a little, adding subtle synth sounds, a little extra propulsion to the beats & generally freewheels & unhinges itself that little bit more as things progress with a more finely polished production angle.Mr.C then takes his interpretation from Chicago as he delivers a taught jacking bass line over 808 drums, adding old school type melodies, yet keeping the uplifting & hypnotic nature of the original intact, to come up with this disco tinged rework as the rigid groove continues unhindered below.
Finally, its the ever more impressive David Scuba who turns in the final remix. He strips out some of the percussion and lays down a deep and wavy bass line that sways and swaggers with real charisma. The originals vocals become smeared with stretched echoes and bring a sense of eeriness to the track without ever losing a keen sense of rhythm.This is another fine bit of A&Ring from Superfreq and one that reminds us just how great the House of 909 project really was. As ever, with the Superfreq family supplying the remixes makes this another essential EP from the Superfreq stable.
Artist: Affie Yusuf & Trevor Loveys
Catalog No.: SFD007