iN TECH vol 7: Ghetto House Mix

East Recordings label boss Pablo del Monte started up a podcast series called iN TECH earlier this year to showcases his mixes on the tech-ier side of house music. The series is up to volume number 7 by now with this particular DJ set focuses on Ghetto House, a tough, fast genre of house that emerged from Chicago in the 1990s with DJ Deeon at the forefront of this style.



DJ Deeon, of course, came to our attention again last year with Lee Walker’s smash hit ‘Freak Like Me’, the original version of which sampled the vocal from a Deeon track. It’s an interesting back story with Mile End Records, the label Walker was signed to, licensing his version to Defected Records. Simon Dunmore, the head honcho at Defected, is a smart business man and realised that if they released the original version they would be breaching copyright and all of the money would go to DJ Deeon. So they arranged for the vocal to be re-sung by sample re-creation company Scorchio, who not only got the new vocal sounding exactly like the original but also brushed up the Lee Walker’s mix-down. The whole process took a year, apparently, but it was worth the wait because ‘Freak Like Me’ was the top-selling house record last year and made Lee Walker hot property as a DJ.

Throw It Up

Our club night, Throw It Up, has been throwing parties in venues around east London for a little over a year now and regularly pull in crowds of 300 people. We’ve held events at places such as Shoreditch Platform, Trapeze, 93 Feet East, Tipsy and Bedroom Bar. ¬†Our resident DJ, Pablo del Monte, has played along some very tasty guest DJs like Nils Hess (The Egg), Sagia (Area Remote), Granite State (Regression Sessions) and Caramen (East Recordings) to mention a few.

For further details check the Throw It Up page on the BLR site or its own dedicated Throw It Up website, but our TiU Facebook page is where we post most information about up-coming events and interact with fans. The music you’ll hear at the parties is line with the music we stream on BLR, especially so the evening (UK time) programming, i.e. underground Tech-house.

Soul Cat Mix

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Our guest DJ Friday 12th May at 8pm (UK time) is Soul Cat, aka Eddie Armani who runs Kadence Records and is a hot producer at the moment, especially so his remix work with Blandy.

Check out the Blandy & Soul Cat remix of Pablo del Monte‘s ‘The Journey’, forthcoming on East Recordings to get a feel for his production style, which in turn reflects his approach to DJing.

It’s gonna be a great set so tune in to Brick Lane Radio to listen to it and interact with us live on our Facebook page during the show.