That Culture Remixes by Brian Johnson feat. Renee Wynter

Master Chef Music's latest serving is a bumper collection of tracks from label founder Brian Johnson with remixes from Kenny Glasgow and Pheek.

That Culture Remixes by Brian Johnson feat. Renee Wynter. Art by Master Chef Music Art by Master Chef Music

Born in Toronto to parents of Jamaican descent, Brian Johnson worked his way up the local scene and was soon hosting and headlining parties and even running his own recording facility. He has since produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered thousands of tracks for artists such as Mos Def, Barrington Levy, and Drake. His own music is a personal mix of deep house, dub, and techno with a new and distinctive edge, as showcased on the essential tracks on this new EP.

Canadian star Kenny Glasgow opens the package with one of his trademark remixes. The man who has spent 20 plus years immersed in the North American underground is best known as one half of Art Department and has released on the likes of No.19 Music and Strictly Rhythm. His remix of "Sound Test" is a bold, tight house track with popping kicks and plenty of skewed techno synths. It's a peak time cut that twists and turns on roaming bass and brings plenty of energy to the floor. Next up is Pheek, the Montreal producer who runs Archipel Musique and is known for his originality in minimal techno. He expertly remixes "State Property" into a deep, late-night, and atmospheric roller with sci-fi pads and silky hi-hats.

Johnson's "Round & Round" featuring Renee Wynter (Organic Life Extended Remix) is a lush and blissed-out deep house groove. Organic piano chords are draped over the smooth beats and Renee's soulful vocals drift alluringly up top. "Sound Test" is a darker and more mysterious track for back rooms in the dead of night. The eerie chords are sparse and the drums minimal yet hypnotic. Switching it up again, "State Property" is a brilliantly shadowy deep techno track. It has widescreen synth work and plenty of deft details to make for a cinematic sound. Last of all comes the original version of "Round & Round" featuring Renee Wynter, a unique track with the soulful vocals swirling throughout the mix as tense synths build over rolling, dubby drums.

Brian Johnson feat. Renee Wynter - That Culture Remixes
Release Date December 2021
Label Master Chef Music

Tracklist
1. Sound Test (Kenny Glasgow Logansix Remix)
2. State Property (Pheek Remix)
3. Round & Round feat. Renee Wynter (Organic Life Extended Remix)
4. Round & Round feat. Renee Wynter (Organic Radio Edit)
5. Sound Test (Original)
6. State Property (Original)
7. Round & Round feat. Renee Wynter (Original)



Written by: Evlear Magazine
Published: Dec 9, 2021 at 07:00