Next up on I'm A House Gangster is 'Commandeered Kutz', a blistering four tracker from Staten Island's house hero Dbow (Classic Records, InHouse Records, King Street Sounds, Good For You Records and Beatdown Music).
Following his killer remix of Carloh's 'El Dembow' on IAHG in May this year, we had to get Dbow (Danny Bowman) back on the label for a full EP of his own tracks. The 'Commandeered Kutz' EP features four brand new originals in Dbow's driving, roughneck style and is a perfect fit for IAHG.
Lead track 'Get Busy' features a mean kick drum, relentless percussion, a rubbery bass and twisted vocal snippets, while 'Give It 2 Me' cuts up some 90s samples to great effect. As does 'I Want To Feel' which also adds extra layers of percussion. The final track is the high energy funk licks of 'The Soul Break' also featuring some more disco cut and paste along with a cheeky bassline sample. Four tracks, created by a DJ with a near-perfect feel for the dance floor, developed by years behind the decks, makes for a total of four dance floor destroyers.
From remixing for Todd Terry's In-House imprint, to DJing all over New York for many years, whilst continually turning out quality house productions, Dbow is a house music fiend for life: as he says, "Music is my life really - it's basically my friend, my wife and my therapist."
The 'Commandeered Kutz' EP is another welcome edition to the IAHG catalogue, and is simply, as Dbow says: "that good, smooth yet rough, make-you-dance-at-the-club house music."