Guerilla Science feat. Anume : Changes

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Guerilla Science feat. Anume : Changes

2013 – More House Records

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Toronto’s Guerilla Science (Kevin Jhagru (aka Kevin « jazzy » J) & Cullen Greaves) first caught MoHo co-owner / GJ frontman Evan Landes’ attention a few years back and made a great first impression. Clearly this was a Production, DJ duo to keep a watchful eye on. While they’ve been methodically honing their skills and working their way up through the ranks, other industry veterans / tastemakers have also taken notice. Sole Channel honcho Mr. V has said “GuerillaScience are focused and ready & when it comes to the music the guys are in a league of their own…bar none!” Michael Fossati of added “they create a mesmerizing feel guaranteed to make you yearn for more.” High praise indeed!

Fast forward to May of this year when the guys sent over a tasty lil’ gem titled “Changes” featuring gifted Philly songstress Anume (Changes | A-Nu-Me – get it :-). Upon first listen she reminds you of singers such as Corinne Bailey Rae and dare we say shades of the late great Minnie Ripperton – light and breezy as a summer day, yet soulful and expressive. As for the song, “Changes” hooks you in upon first listen with lyrical and melodic familiarity that is easily relatable. Anume (who also penned the song) delivers a spot on vocal that is simple, honest and has a perfect balance of raw, heartfelt emotion. As the title might indicate, her story is a biographical tale of a woman’s struggle to make wiser choices, be a better person…to make a positive change within. With a bevy of stellar mixes to choose from (including 2 sweeter than sweet mixes from GS themselves), it’s with great pride that MoreHouse welcomes Guerilla Science & Anume to our extended fam!

Influenced by the sounds of funk, soul, disco, ska, reggae and calypso and drawing inspiration from House Maestro’s Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Frankie Feliciano and Kerri Chandler amongst others, Guerilla Science have been bubbling in the underground House scene for a number of years, cultivating a loyal following with their 90’s inspired East Coast style productions. Their original works and remixes have added to the output of labels like Eddie Perez’s Mentalinstrurm, Mixed Signals Music, Soulstream Records, Soundtrack Recordings and Shines Records and gained international critical acclaim, support and charting from the likes of Roy Davis Jr., Bugz In The Attic’s Afronaught, DJ Oji, Carlos Mena, V and Tyrone Solomon of 83 West fame.

The talented duo have also spread their unique brand of deep and soulful house by gracing the decks at top billed Toronto dance events like United Soul’s « Do You Love House » and the Roxy Blu reunions, as well as Jojo Flores’ famed “Therapy” soiree. They’ve also shared the stage with top shelf DJs such as Dennis Ferrer, Todd Terry, Nick Holder, Dino & Terry and Lars Behenroth to name a few.

Manutek’s Review

Voilà bien le genre de titre qui m’emballe dès les premières minutes.

Tout d’abord une instrumentation riche et recherchée qui sort des rhodes, orgues et autres pianos caractéristiques du style Soulful… qui peuvent finir par lasser je vous le concède. La rythmique de l’intro du Groove Science Club Mix par exemple est prometteuse.

Une belle voix, ensuite, assurée par la chanteuse Anume, que le label compare à Corinne Bailey Rae. Pour ma part je comparerai cette production à ce que font en Angleterre les Reel People, avec ce type de son léché, électro, pop et deep house à la fois.

Le remix de Gene King bien que très travaillé sur la partie synth, conserve tout le côté deep et mélodieux du morceau original.

Robin Eccleston, le patron du label Mi Casa, nous délivre quant à lui un mix léger, mettant pleinement en valeur la prestation vocale d’Anume.

Un peu surpris de ne pas voir dans ce package un remix d’Evan Landes, mais quelque chose me dit que notre ami américain pourrait bien préparer une part. 2 à Changes.

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