May: Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions 2 Single - Out 25th May 2007
| Following last year's first critically acclaimed "Proto Acid"
album, the Berlin-based acid house innovator A Guy Called Gerald
provides a taster for what to expect from the second instalment.
"Voltar" (Bring Da Rain mix) starts off with shuffling drums and
tribal beats, but as the track evolves, haunting sounds and what could
be a Native American Indian chanting are gradually introduced.
"Voltar" builds and builds, reaching a filtered climax, and, after it
breaks down, a tripped out bass lends it a more DJ-friendly direction.
The end result is an adventurous take on house music."Sweet You" is an
entirely different matter and shows that Gerald is still adept at
crafting deep dance floor grooves. Subtle breaks and understated drums
provide the basis for dreamy Motor City chords, a plunging, resonating
bassline and old school piano keys. As its title suggests, "Sweet You"
is a beautifully evocative piece of music that'll appeal to the heart,
head and feet. Don't miss this opportunity to sample the latest
experiments from Gerald's lab!
DE 2007 CDR; Laboratory Instinct: LI012 [Promo CDR in plastic wallet]
25th May 2007.
Written by A Guy Called Gerald.
April: New split single: "Bodecka" out in April/May 2007 on Beatstreet Records
| Gerald releases a new split single entitled "Bodecka" (the b-side
to Cassy's "Somelightuntothenight")
"Taking it's name from the famous mid 80's film this label wants to pay it's respect to the roots of modern dance and DJ culture and the versatile, genre-defying music of that time. this split EP by Cassy and a guy called Gerald sets the right spirit for the future releases."
DE 2007 12"; Beatstreet: BEATSTREET 001
(b/w Cassy's "SomeLightUntoTheNight")
12" Released: 30th April 2007.
Written and produced by Gerald Simpson.
February: Up & Coming Gerald Releases
January: New Gerald Remix - Man Like Me: "Oh My Gosh"