When I first jumped headstrong into the G-house scene, there were few DJs as synonymous with the genre as the “G-house godfathers” Amine Edge & DANCE. For years now, the two have been at the frontline of the sound, which combines the grittiness of hip-hop with the funky grooves of deep house. Since the beginning of their meteoric rise to fame, the duo have been teasing at the idea of CUFF, a G-house specific label through their social media outlets constantly. Throughout any given set, the duo will play dozens of unreleased demos that one can assume will get a proper release through their new imprint. Needless to say, I’ve been waiting on this release for well over a year now, and it sure as hell doesn’t disappoint.
Starting off with the bosses themselves, Amine Edge & DANCE provide a first glimpse at what to expect from CUFF in the future with “Halfway Crooks.” Taking a Mobb Deep sample, the duo add a funky 808 drumline and a vicious bassline that will absolutely destroy dancefloors. Clouded Judgement‘s “Give Us An E” is another standout of the compilation and is a track that the entire G-house community has been anxiously waiting for. Starting off with an 80’s vocal one-shot, dark strings samples, and an 808 drumline the track releases with a massive bassline about 2 minutes in that’s impossible not to move to. “Baby I’m Boss” by Flexb absolutely blew me away as well. With an infectious bassline and a perfectly manipulated vocal sample, the song will be in my sets as a secret weapon for months to come. Finally, Victor Ruiz and Dashdot provide a darker side to CUFF with their track “Obey.” Filled with transposed-down ghostly vocals, a sleazy bass, and funky drum loops the two give a little taste of what the Brazilian deep house scene is like with this one.
Even though I highlighted only a few songs, every track from this album is simply stunning, so be sure to pick up your copy from the iTunes store today!
Purchase: Amine Edge & DANCE Present: CUFF Vol. 1 – VA – CUFF Records_____________________________________________
Amine Edge X CUFF on Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud