Bring U Up originally appeared on Roman's 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 wasn't 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” Deetron's takes the funk vibe of Roman's 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.
Published: 8th November 2012