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DJ Meme Feat. Jay Sebag – Fall to Raise Up (Diridim)

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A star studded affair on David Morales’ quality house label DIRIDIM. Despite DIRIDIM having being fairly dominated by David’s own productions Brazillian legend DJ Meme contributes a stormer of a house track to the DIRIDIM catalogue with a grooving, old-school remix from none other than Eric Kupper.

DJ Meme is one of Brazil’s top DJ’s who has had mainstream media success but is part of the royalty of classic house music having worked with Frankie Knuckles, New Order, Mariah Carey and the Pet Shop Boys and released on iconic labels such as Salsoul, Soulfuric, MoreHouse, Defected, Purple Music, & Nervous.

The original is an energetic vocal romper which has an undeniable charm and crossover potential with its catchy melodies, lovely soulful vocal and production which is steeped in credentials and history, drawing from disco and house back and far beyond the Paradise Garage. Somehow this record would not sound of place on a modern dancefloor or daytime radio.

To my more dancefloor oriented ear the Eric Kupper remix is a pure slice of slick New York deep house reminiscent of the days of such NY classics as Angel Moraes’ ‘Heaven Knows’. The silky vocal sits beautifully over the 909 kick, simple percussion and staple snare and back-beat that made this sound so New York. The nagging bass, whilst classic, sounds fresh and almost new-acid house. There is, of course, bags of melody and pads, to make up what is a fabulous example of years of experience gushing through on this release to make a modern day deep-house record that is sublime in nature and construction.

I can’t get enough of the Eric Kupper remix and whilst this might not appeal to everybody I would encourage you to take this in from start to finish, drift away and give yourself a musical education.

Score: 8/10

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