Feel The Heat


Hello. I am a DJ & record collector in Texas. Cozsmic Tӧfü asked me to be a part of the team after he found me on Facebook. (Here's a little intro over at my own blog .) I am very grateful to be a part of this and hope to add to the exclusive variety & special taste...
... of the fantastic [Sqwelsch]! My passions & expertise are in Underground American disco, Smooth jazz-funk/fusion, Classic Chicago house & NYC proto-house music, Deep techno from Detroit to Europa, 80's new wave/retro, Post-punk/darkwave synth and the Cosmic/Balearic flavors we all love to discover. As I prepare a special mix for everyone, I want to share a little track along with my first post for [Sqwelsch]. Nothing too rare...just a personal favorite "It's You" by E.S.P. This is a classic Chicago house track on Underground Records from 1986. When I hear this, I imagine it pounding in the pitch black recesses of The Music Box as it was played by DJ Ron Hardy, probably on the original reel to reel tape....I imagine a crowd of young, black disco punks jackin' their bodies, losing control, too far gone. This song was probably made in someone's bedroom in the mid 80s....I imagine the two or three pieces of equipment sprawled out on the bed as the creator kneels on the floor at the controls....He transfers a great passion into a stripped down fantasy. THE TRACK: the thunderous, rolling baseline....the tense, floating synth strings...AND THAT MELODY. That stark, unforgettable melody that beeps like a beautifully programmed nightmare going off in your head. Then a break....swirling backwards voices hinting at some trapped nether regions of the song. This track is a desire. Calling the object like a mantra, "it's you ...it's you I want tonight..." Feel the Heat.

2 comments:

|||Cozsmic Töfü||| said...

I'm very glad u join us! And this first post!!..A classic bomb to start! So long since I heard that fantastic one..Thx..And a big welcome on board Jonathan!

DJG said...

Thank you very much for all the warm welcomes! I am very excited to be with you all!