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BTMG feat Brenda D


Digital Release Date October 2013

Put simply, "Rush" is homemade Chicago house music at its finest, assembled from the ground up by Soul Foundation alums, Todd Mariana, Brian Gardner, with Brenda D. on vocals. Mariana and Gardner, recording as BTMG, wrote, produced, arranged, mixed, and engineered the track and the flipside's dub version with a clear view of the city skyline for inspiration, and without the use of samples. Surprisingly, the duo also cut their own master dub plates at the Chicago-based Deep Grooves Mastering Studios, making for a truly original house music recipe.

Their process ensures that each BTMG track departs for the vinyl pressing plant (or digital download outlet) laden with the very essence of House in the heart of the city where it was born, according to the duo. Through live performances over the last two years, BTMG developed a catalog that will continue to revive the traditional art of cutting master plates by blending it with the music productions available to todays artists.

Rush flows from Todds original keyboard loop and Brians percussion sequencing, outlining the DJ-friendly arrangement as Brendas vocals are interwoven through successive patterns until Rush builds to its peak. Additional keyboard patterns emerge and flow alongside the vocal, steadily urging movement to the dancefloor until the track winds down. The dub is a sultry, minimal affair that maintains a sexiness from start to finish, easily holding its own when mixed with deep house or tech house records, a plus for any DJ hoping to increase the body count in front of the booth.

Release information:


BTMG Feat. Brenda D

Main Vocal Mix 6:43

Dub ReMix 8:00

Written & Produced by: Todd Mariana & Brian Gardner

Vocals by: Brenda DeNoto Gardner

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