First Listen: Louie Vega starring Adeva – In The Morning (Rhemi Remix) (Vega Records)
Question… What would ever be the interest of a remix if not to bring the original work a new perspective? To give it a different flow? Of course, people’s reactions may differ. With some of them attached to its original spirit. And others inclined to find something quite different. A matter of taste / spirit left to each of us’s device.
No doubt as to how Louie Vega came up with a typical distinctive sound. With the same needing to be said, as a matter of fact speakin’ of UK pair Rhemi. Two guys who found heavy echo on these shores for already quite some time now. And nothing is gonna change with this latest work of theirs. A work, or should I rather say a rework which they did this time, bringing a new twist to Louie Vega and Adeva‘s ‘In The Morning’.
Therefore, the result is convincing. As if Louie Vega had been leaving the keys of the truck to the British twosome. As if there had been a transition with Rhemi totally appropriating ‘In The Morning’ for themselves. Most likely bringing it the boiling approach of their recent productions such as ‘We’ve Had Enough’ or ‘I Can’t Wait’. Givin’ it a Soul jazzy Funk feel.
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– A Patterson, NJ native, Patricia Daniels happened to be the youngest of 6 children. She crafted up her voice as a member, then director and vocal coach of her church choir. She made her professional debut back in 1988, releasing her debut single – ‘In And Our Of My Life’ – on Easy Street.
The very first time I heard her singing though brings me back to the memorable days of Jeff Young‘s Big Beat show on Radio 1. He eventually played ‘Musical Freedom’ that saw her sharing the duties with Carmen Marie and producer Paul Simpson. A cut made famous for brilliantly integrating samples of Toney Lee‘s ‘Reach Up’. And also fragments of Martin Luther King‘s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Meawnhile, she would get one of her biggest successes that same year with a cover version of ‘Respect’. A 1965 Otis Redding cut which became an Aretha Franklin‘s signature song 2 years later.
Adeva‘s eponymous debut-album saw the light the year after. In addition to ‘Respect’ and ‘Musical Freedom’, it featured extra gems such as ‘Warning’ and ‘I Thank You’. She delivered her second album – ‘Love Or Lust’ – in 1991. But the latter failed to chart despite the presence of extra goodies such as ‘It Should Have Been Me’ and ‘Don’t Let Show On Your Face’. As a result, her label – Cooltempo – released her from her contract the year after.
Adeva would nevertheless return to the light in 1995. This time with Frankie Knuckles on ‘Too Many Fish’, then ‘Whadda U Want (From Me). And, last but not least, ‘Walkin”. She released an extra album – ‘New Direction’ – in 1997, but failed to get extra success. She progressively disappeared from the radar soon after. Makin’ a welcome return 18 years later along with Louie Vega. Taking the centerstage on both ‘I Deserve To Breathe’ and ‘In The Morning’ from his ‘Starring XXVIII’ album.
– Rhemi is a production duo and record label based in London, with the sole purpose of releasing great quality House music.
Behind this imprint and production team we have one of U.K.’s leading DJ/producers Neil Pierce. A man who also made his way as a promoter for throwing amazing secret studio parties and Club Nights in London. Meanwhile, producer/musician Ziggy Funk made himself a serious reputation with his production work on various labels. But also for his DJing, throwing down eclectic sets from House to Funk/Soul music.
After working together on previous records in the past, the two decided to come together permanently. This resulting in the launch of the label – Rhemi Music – during the Summer of 2013. With every release, they grew from strength to strength and are now recognised as a label and production duo to look out for.
The ambition for releasing quality music is at the forefront for them. And you can expect it always, whether it be original work, remixing or through live shows…
A quick look at Rhemi‘s repertoire suffices to realize how the groove is at the epicenter of their productions. Most oftenly dealing with jazz and funk vibes. Such as on ‘Shake Your Body’ or ‘Give It To Ya’, meanwhile displaying a live feel with the help of high caliber musicians and / or singers…
Among their highlights, ‘Diamond’ and ‘I Can’t Wait’ along with HanLei. 2 hot gems we welcome as our Single Of The Week at their respective time. With the latter standing as our track of the year 2016. Meanwhile both ‘Back To The One’ featuring Alex Mills and ‘Rise Up’ featuring Vanessa Freeman remain essential investments. This in addition to the stellar Discoid ‘Beat Within’ featuring Cassius, with remix courtesy of Opolopo. Not to mention the blowing ‘We Had Enough’ featuring SheZar. And, more recently, ‘Feel Me’ featuring Ilana Lorraine. Or ‘In The Morning’ by Louie Vega Starring Adeva on the remix front.
Meanwhile the beginning of 2018 sees Rhemi adding a brilliant new episode to their ongoing odyssee along with HanLei with the firing ‘The Real Thing’…
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