DJ Linus – K.B.s Groove (Kris Wadsworth Love Letter to House Remix)
Kris Wadsworth’s reputation as a top tier producer needs no question. The pop, crackle & snap of the lower notes on one of the monumental tech-house tracks of the 2010’s ‘Lime & Pink‘ hit every ear cavern in a way which had as much of an impact as Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange did for the RnB scene. As anyone would, were you to discover such an intoxicating squelches, you’re bound to make a brother, sister or two. One of the highlights is his remix of DJ Linus’ K.Bs Groove, released in 2012 on Initials. The track, as the lead vocal states is electrifying.
The low-pitched male vocal on this track sounds like a evil villain featured in a Japanese manga hailing from another dimension. KW lets it play out saying ‘When I feel good, I think of you, then I touch the sky’. A flat single note underpins this before it precedes to tell you ‘It’s Hades Groove, it’s your groove.’ There’s likely never been a more haunting voice in dance music. It effortlessly exuberates suave however, once the squelchy lines start teasing you. If you’ve heard Lime & Pink one cannot help to start wincing, knowing what’s about to hit you. Mixed-in is a different sequence with same low-end bounces that are like a huge rubber bands being strummed by a giant orc. It offers more squelch than marches towards Mordor in Lord of the Rings. KW is equally an impressive Deep House producer. His use of a shadowy deep synth on the top makes this track truly statuesque.
The 5 minute long introduction allows a DJ to use it as a starter track for a 3am set. There is also the option to mix it in from the halfway point and ensure wacky shapes are thrown. As the title indicates, the track is crafted to be purposeful love letter to Dance Music music. But just because its production falls under a specific tech-house strain does not mean that the love is lost. The Detroit producer ensures that every production detail is meticulously assembled and manufactured. Hailing from the Motor City, such approach is in Wadsworth’s blood. If you ever need to shown an open ear what underground electronic music is, this is your go-to track.