Simon Shaw (Sense Traxx) teams up with META label regular The Checkup for a killer EP of raw house cuts for Ben Rau’s industrious label.
Cutting his teeth working for Defected Records and Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse & MadTech labels, as well as birthing his own Sense Traxx imprint, Simon Shaw has all the chops and credentials to deliver hot house tracks, whilst The Checkup, founder of Heat Up Music, and producer for, amongst others, Madhouse, Large Music and Moody Recordings, has become a trusted purveyor of fine 4/4 sounds, so their collaborative pairing is a welcome sound!
Such a perfect fit for the META label, ‘Feel It’ swings hard, the slammin’ beats softened only by soulful vocal refrains, and a blissful breakdown underpinned with scintillating pads and tweaky keys, proper dubbed house vibes! ‘Do You Baby’ is presented in two mixes; the main mix continues to get locked into a perfect groove, as a disco elements are filtered at both ends, setting up a great uplifting atmosphere, whilst the ‘Dub Mix’ does what it says on the tin, losing the vocal elements for a stripped back version.
1. Feel It
2. Do You Baby
3. Do You Baby (Dub Mix)
Key Feedback Quotes:
Laurent Garnier - FEEL IT is awesome
Huxley (Aus Music) - wow this EP is incredible! good work!
Archie Hamilton - Nice! thanks
Alberto Blanco - Good stuff, thanks !!
Sound Process - Do You Baby (Dub mix) for me.
Somersault - Nice, low slung grooves.
Sante - wicked EP!
Mihai Popoviciu - dub mix works for me!
Mirco Violi - Nice tracks
Jonathan Ulyssses - nice x
Alphaat - Do You Baby for me! Great track!
Indy Lopez - Cool deep tracks, support
Toni Rios - Sounds good. Will try it.
Christopher Heath - loving the house vibes, 2 cracking tracks ready to get any party going. Dan Drastic - lovely stuff
Manny Ward - Nice release!!!!!
Patrick Podage - nice work! Thanks
Published: 20th August 2020