ronan

what do you know ?

  1. what do you know
  2. what do you know - office gossip remix
  3. what do you know - system check remix
  4. what do you know - daniel kyo remix
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Ronan (AKA Ronan Portela) hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been bringing his sublime deep house sound to international ports of call since the late nineties. Among his accomplishments are a pair of well-received releases on Onethirty Recorings, Inside/Take Me Back and Funky Thing (featuring the vocals of San Francisco's Morrisson). Now Ronan returns to Onethirty with the killer deep tech-house of "What Do You Know?". The title track is a sharply produced cut with layers that ebb and flow throughout, controlled synth work, and twisted vocal snaps that make it a sure fit with the deep-tech sounds of now. "What Do You Know?" is backed by "Novelle", a punchy synth lead driven offering complete with echoed vocals and a non-stop rhythm to keep feet moving.

Now, on to the remixes: London's Office Gossip has had many years of great releases on labels like Winding Road, Flat & Round, and Urban Torque. Nathan Boddy, the bod behind Office Gossip, remixes "What Do You Know?" with a smooth electric sound and deep, thick vibes. A hovering, insistent bass, rising chords, and underlying rhythms keep this mix in constant motion. Long-time Onethirty collaborator Ross Couch is next up, remixing under his tougher alter-ego System Check. His remix is a prime time rocker sure to be played by any fan of Ross, his Body Rhythm label, or meaty house stompers in general. The final mix of "What Do You Know?" is courtesy of Daniel Kyo who has had recent success on Shur-i-kan and Milton Jackson's label Dark Energy. Kyo's mix is a smooth deep roller that pushes things way underground, recalling a deeper European sound.

Onethirty Recordings comes correct with another top release, proving this Minneapolis based label is indeed the one to know.

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