With techno infecting all parts of the house music scene it’s nice to see that house music is making a proper comeback, and this is especially true of Glasgow Underground, started by Kevin McKay the man who brought the world’s attention to Mylo and helped him create his seminal album ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’, it was a constant output of amazing house music. Well it’s back !
After a sporadic (at best!) release schedule, Kevin McKay is ready to refocus after he spent time setting up Breastfed (to sign Mylo) and set up Heartbeats (to sign Grum), the Glasgow Underground label is back and looking to the start the house revolution all over again, and we for one are going to back him all the way.
In 2002 he discovered Mylo and set up the Breastfed label. As well as mixing all the Mylo tracks released on the label including all of the UK platinum selling album “Destroy Rock & Roll” he co-produced much of Mylo’s noughties classics. And as the writer/producer half of Linus Loves he was also responsible for “Night Music”, “The Terrace” and the Linus Loves album “Stage Invader”. To keep in with the mysterious, slightly mischievous nature of Breastfed all this work was done under his Kevin Kennedy moniker.
Mr Mckay sent over a load of tracks for our listening pleasure and were so glad he did, we haven’t heard warm, perfectly executed house like this for such a long time, maybe we just needed pointing in the right direction.
Well we’ve been through GU’s soundcloud and cherry picked the best of the best to let you lot have a listen to what were calling the Glasgow house revolution.
First up, we have a couple of treats from Kevin himself, first up is the jackin’ ‘Body Talk’ which is probably our favourite on the GU soundcloud, this for us is the perfect track, the production is spot on and you can certainly see the musical DNA of past Mylo tracks all over it. Superb.
From the same EP we have ‘Propaganda’ it’s a plump 4 on the floor bomb, with snappy beats, a stunning breakdown and overall it just sounds perfect. You can hear the warmth of Mylo’s productions that he was famed for all those years ago, if Mylo made 4 on the floor house music it would sound like this, a simply mesmorising track.
And to finish this house music revolution we have chosen a track from Mash’s spooky disco classic “Somebody’s Property” which is the first of the re-issues from their back catalogue, and it comes with a plethora of new remixes, we’ve decided to go for the Kevin Mckay remix and it doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The vocal and the synth hook combine to make musical poetry.
And in case you want to check out their entire selection of house goodness check out both releases in full below.