Audiojack’s, Gruuv, imprint returns in full force this May, with ‘Hugonomics’ by Italian producer Hugo. Backed with remixes from the label-heads and Copy Paste Soul.
Turin born, Hugo, has built a solid reputation over the years for his infectious house and techno grooves, delivering across the board, high quality music and working with many of the leading labels in the industry such as 2020 Vision, Claque Musique, Mobilee, Kling Klong and Suara, a clear indication of his raw talent for sculpting electronic music. Here Hugo joins Gruuv alongside many other acclaimed talents of the same ilk, namely, Catz ‘N Dogz, H.O.S.H, Vincenzo and Huxley.
The EP kicks off with the original mix of ‘Joint Is Jumping’, its drum programming displays Hugo’s classical Jazz training, with an organic, shuffling feel, layered on top of a straight 4/4 groove. The focal point of the cut sees a tight blend vocal lines create a movement of their own, while warbling bass hits and drawn out tones add a gritty touch to the record. Up next is ‘Boot Is Boot’, tipping its focus towards heady rhythms again, rock sturdy drums lead the way, while fluttering synths, heavily modulated vocals, and warm ethereal pads brilliantly meander around them, resulting in a clever and intricate dark house workout.
Label founders Audiojack step up to the plate next, reshaping ‘Joint Is Jumping’, the duo maintain the sturdy groove as the foundation, but throw in emotive, hooky Rhodes melodies, a profound low-end depth and subtle filter automation to create an outstanding, deep yet energetic interpretation. Lastly to close the EP, fledgling London based producer, Copy Paste Soul, reworks ‘Boot To Boot’, stamping his unique, raw, machine like mark on the original. The mix is full of warm grit with crunchy claps, ever-evolving elements and deep penetrating bass, this was yet another fine remix choice from Gruuv as Copy Paste Soul’s music is set to truly take off this year.
1. Joint Is Jumping
2. Boot Is Boot
3. Joint Is Jumping (Audiojack Remix)
4. Boot To Boot (Copy Paste Soul)