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We Give Thee Honor / Makes Me Wanna

Robert and Lyric Hood return as Floorplan to Classic Music Company with another double release of divine house goodness. "We Give Thee Honor" is a high energy rave number with an instantly recognisable hook as a syncopated organ stab is juxtaposed with a wild vocal loop and unpredictable gospel interjections, creating the unique energy of worship in full flow. The second cut, "Makes Me Wanna", has a more minimal approach to production, playing to Floorplan’s club expertise. Both tracks are packed full of powerful, feminine vocals that celebrate the duo’s spiritual influences.


Matt says: Robert and Lyric continue their spiritual techno pilgrimage with two more tracks of high octane, gospel-flecked club rituals.


A. We Give Thee Honor 
B. Makes Me Wanna 

Critically acclaimed songwriter, fashion mogul and electronic artist Honey Dijon is back with a vinyl package of exclusive remixes from her sophomore album ‘Black Girl Magic’, which saw the trailblazer receive recognition from major international outlets, cementing her as a globally relevant superstar. ‘Slap! EP’ features remixes produced by Honey in collaboration with Classic label boss Luke Solomon; the two previously collaborated on Beyoncé’s chart-topping album ‘Renaissance’, receiving GRAMMY Awards for their musical contributions. Four tracks from ‘Black Girl Magic’ are revisited with a tougher, club-ready approach, adding a hefty weight to the already driving releases; ‘Show Me Some Love’ with Channel Tres featuring Sadie Walker gets a treatment that is sure to Shake The Earth, while Honey’s collaboration with Mike Dunn & Ric Wilson ‘C’s Up’ shows off the sound of The Southside, Chicago, in one pounding re-edit. ‘It’s Quiet Now’, featuring 90s RnB-inspired vocals from Dope Earth Alien, receives a chugging Sunlight Remix while ‘Not About You’ gets a Set You Free Remix, liberating the mind with a relentless four on the floor kick. Made with the club in mind, Honey Dijon and Luke Solomon prove again they are a pairing that can’t be beat.


Matt says: Taking that infectious and concentric bassline off "Bodyheat" (as sampled by Theo Parrish and many more), "Show Me Some Love" is the kinda bass rumbling, terrace anthem that many of us are desiring for the summer parties. THe rest of the EP is banging too - the perfect mix of soulful vox and jerky Chi-town beats injected with modernity and urgency. Big tip for the big room house heads!


A1. Honey Dijon & Channel Tres Ft. Sadie Walker - Show Me Some Love (Shake The Earth Remix) 
A2. Honey Dijon Ft. Mike Dunn & Ric Wilson - C's Up (The Southside Remix) 
B1. Honey Dijon Ft. Dope Earth Alien - Its Quiet Now (The Sunlight Remix) 
B2. Honey Dijon Ft. Hadiya George - Not About You (Set You Free Remix) 

DJ Eddie Fowlkes created the techno genre alongside Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Now the 'Godfather of Techno Soul' uses his extensive knowledge and experience to create a dynamic wax release drenched in Motor City inspiration - this four-track vinyl package is both a love letter to his musical roots and an inspired representation of the left-of-centre house that Classic is known for. For the lead track, 'AHYEE', Eddie carves out his own sound in a low growl as distorted percussion whirs over a four-on-the-floor beat. 'Blow' goes tougher, with an undulating bass that adds a wonky unease to the rhythmic kick and syncopated decoration. On the B-side, ‘Talking To Me’ makes use of a distinctive spoken-word vocal over an expansive and rhythmically intricate accompaniment, celebrating the culture through expert sampling and production techniques, whilst ‘Complex’ is more beat-focused with driving synth rhythms. Coming from producing some of the first techno records nearly 40 years ago, unique releases like this continue to prove Fowlkes' status as a constant innovator, and his ear for house music is undeniable.


Matt says: A triumphant return from one of the true godfathers of Detroit techno. Funky and silky; possessing that incessant Motor City spirit, this shit'll have you swinging off the rafters in no time.


A2. Blow 
B1. Talking To Me 
B2. Complex 

JT Donaldson’s deep, vocal house track ‘Stay Inside' has been causing a massive stir in clubland, so we're chuffed to get some vinyl copies in with some rather tasty bonus remixes. With vocals provided by fellow Texan Liv.e, delicate instrumentals and a grooving beat, ‘Stay Inside’ has swiftly became an infectious hit but previously been the resided to the realm of the digital DJ (booo!). This four-track package features the original alongside the club-focused remix, which maintains the blissful sound of the original mix while upping the ante with agile drums and playful piano samples. Not only that, house legend Sandy Rivera lends his insightful touch to the track, with an enhanced bassline and undulating groove it possesses the poise and class of a producer whose been in this house game longer than most. Finally, Girls Of the Internet lace in soft percussion and looping guitar riffs that retain the laid-back feel of the original whilst completely flipping the texture and groove. All in a all a deluxe package which thankfully lets vinyl DJs in on the action. Reckon copies are gonna be quite sought after with no news yet as to whether a repress is on the cards.


Matt says: Classic have a knack at finding future, ahem, classics.. And their A&R is in top shape here - signing this monolithic slice of vocal house goodness by JT Donaldson and Liv.e.


A1. Stay Inside 
A2. Stay Inside (Remix) 
B1. Stay Inside (Sandy Rivera Remix) 
B2. Stay Inside (Girls Of The Internet Remix) 

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