- Release Date 2013-04-08
- Label Loveslap Recordings
- Catalog SLAP056
On the latest, Philadelphia's famed wax-slinger Rich Medina joins Galaxy Group for the soulful "Lady Harlem," featuring an understated afro-house rhythm blanketing Rich's expressive story of the song's eponymous lead. Ringing electric pianos, a tuneful saxophone motif, and tasteful percussion embellishments combine to make "Lady Harlem" a definite late night treat. The first of a pair of remixes comes courtesy of Detroit's Mike 'Agent X' Clark whose Strictly Beatdown Remix adds even more layers of percussion that ebb and flow in intensity with Medina's spoken tale. The arrangement is sparse, as a looping bass line and the horn section provide the sole melody, leaving the vocal's interaction with the rhythm track as the focus. Ocha Records' Casamena follows with his Deep Mix, giving "Lady Harlem" a hypnotic afro-bounce through its distintive, pushing beat. Syncopated guitar plucks and repeating, pulsing keys further mesmerize while providing some subtle dynamics in between Medina's words.
Galaxy Group's "Lady Harlem" is sure to thrill dance floors and die-hard 'house heads' alike with its warm, stirring production and Rich Medina's throught-provoking verse. Dig in deep with Galaxy Group, and stay close for more upcoming releases on Loveslap! Recordings.