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MR.G

Retrospective sampler

Rekids has shaped much of the Techno world in recent years. Bringing forth new and exciting talent and creating future stars like Nina Kraviz, the imprint takes a step back to nod at a dance music legend. Their newest release by the legendary Mr G, pays homage to the artist’s legacy while proving his ability to continue his ability to curate and perfect his analog sound. Since making waves in the early 90’s playing alongside names like Derrick May and Richie Hawtin, Mr G has taken part in a multitude of music drive projects. The Retrospective Sampler gives this artist the ability to showcase his own pure essence of his sound and musical vision.

Opening up with a driving and emotional wave of Detroit techno, Song For My Cantor is an unbelievable heart warming track. Filled with yearning and soulful vocals alongside progressive deep moments of warm and rusting feeling deep groove. Livening up the club, Lights (G’s Out Dub) promises four to the floor, hard- hitting house music. Fast tempos and hard hats give this one a peak time slot with a funky classic rhythm taking inspiration from traditional sampled house loops from back in the early years. Lastly, Moments highlights another funk and classic house inspired arrange with an essence of 1994. Automating a catchy loop and delivering it straight away at the right moments, the title of the track pays homage to its purpose on the floor; delivering small moments for the listeners to enjoy.

Releasing a sampler before the full length Retrospective drops on Rekids, anticipation is already building. Perhaps this will be an opportunity for older artists to re-emerge as their classic signature sounds are surfacing once more. Just as we’ve looked back in earlier seasons to re-awaken the scene, so we continue this trend with more of an acceptance and honor to those who helped give birth to this infectious style of music. Mr G’s work see’s high praise after the release of just three of his album tunes, leaving many to wonder and impatiently await the full release.