Single Of The Week: Ed The Red feat. Troy Nichols – Love Amore (Ed’s House Mix) (Bottom Line Records)
I suppose all of you have experienced one day or another the feeling when being in front of what seems like a steamroller. And what a sensation it is, as there’s most likely nothing like this. It’s just like when falling head over heals for someone at first sight. It could be in front of a landscape. Or when savoring a (food) recipe that gets you under cloud nine. Anyway, the effect reamins the same, leavin’ you with a sensation of evidence. Which pretty much applies when comin’ to have a listen to Ed The Red and Troy Nichols‘ ‘Love Amore’. And this whatever its flow may be upon its different mixes.
The proper of definitive talents, as a matter of fact. With both protagonists brilliantly displayin’ their obvious know how.
From the very first note of Ed‘s House Mix, you get to know you’re in front of a one of a kind thing. A rare jewel where everything seems like meant to come together as one. With each detail seeming like echoing to another around Troy Nichols‘ outstanding voice bringin’ us back to the souvenir of the late Isaac Hayes at times. Meanwhile, one of the main characteristics of ‘Love Amore’ is its amazing ability to embrace different moods. Such as illustrated by the diversity of its mixes. From the mellow and jazzy Ed The Red Thong Mix to the R&Bish BigDre’s Steppers Mix which we couldn’t resist givin’ you a display here under. Not to mention this blowin’ House Mix whose irresistible jazzy swingalong has all the elements to get you dancin’ all night long…
Hard to not think of those incredible mix sets by the likes of Tony Humphries back in the day at the Zanzibar. With these timeless gems such as The Underground Solution‘s Luv Dancing’. But also Mello House‘s ‘The Flower’. Or Dee Dee Brave‘s ‘My My Lover’. As many treasures you may find in our 10 essential Garage classics. This bringin’ us back in the meantime to the early days of Ed The Red‘s Bottom Line Records label. And, among others, the magnetic ‘Do Me Right’ by the likes of Secrets Lovers.
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Ed The Red feat. Troy Nichols – Love Amore (Ed The Red Thong Mix)Ed The Red feat. Troy Nichols – Love Amore (BigDre’s Stepper Mix)
Born in the USSR, Ed The Red, who’s real name is Edward Goltsman, immigrated to the USA in 1979 as a teenager. He had been studying piano and voice since age 6 and went to Berklee College of Music once in America. By the 80’s he was working as a professional keyboard player with Jazz, Funk, Gospel and top 40 bands. He started producing and mixing in 1985. And in the next 5 years he placed tracks with countless labels. From Emergency Records to Active Records and Jump Street Records. Not to mention Sutra, Quark and Atlantic Records and others.
Ed started his own House Music label – Bottom Line Records – back in 1990. It quickly became a household name among the lovers of deep, soulful, jazzy, Garage house music. Most of the tracks on the label were produced by Ed The Red and Nelson ‘Paradise’ Roman. Ed nevertheless signed several cuts from other producers. From Lenny Fontana, Reggie and Ronald Burrell to T-Solomon. But also Harry Soto and George Morel to name a few.
In 2016, Ed, who now resides in Florida, decided it was (about) time to reactivate Bottom Line Records. 2017 looks like a big break out year with many new releases on the shelves.