Prodigious house music producer, Harvee, unleashes his latest single, ‘Take It Back’ on Glasgow Underground on 11th December. Label founder, Kevin McKay, who features on the release with an extended edit, made the Essex-born and bred youngster, the youngest ever artist to appear on Glasgow Underground at just 18 years old. Harvee’s future looks bright with releases on labels such as Fogbank, Juiced, Souluxe, and Play & Tonic, a spin from The Shapeshifters, and six Traxsource ‘Weekend Weapons’. Harvee’s uplifting house grooves show talent beyond his years and underline his status as a serious one to watch in 2021. Stream / download here: gu.lnk.to/TakeItBack.
Harvee, or Harvey Burry as he’s known to his mates, only celebrated his 18th birthday in August. Laying down his sticks as a drummer, some three years ago, Harvee turned his hand to production and released his first slew of singles in July 2020 on the likes of Fogbank, where he made a big impact with ‘For Fun’, which was dropped by The Shapeshifters at a sit-down, socially distanced at POW Brixton; the first time he’d ever heard his track in a club! This was a momentous occasion for the rising talent who had to Shazam it to prove to his mates that he wasn’t making it up!
Born into a musical family, Harvee was introduced to house music by his father, who himself released a few choice tracks back in the day as Back 2 Front. Says Harvee, “I’ve always been around music with my sister DJing in clubs in Ibiza and my Dad always loving house music. Hearing it played constantly is really what got me interested. I first started on Garage Band, which then lead to Logic around three years ago.”
Bitten by the bug, Harvee has upped his game from bedroom producer to a remarkable artist, crafting a steady stream of releases in 2020 with no fewer than six ‘Weekend Weapons’ on Traxsoure, including his remix of Makito’s ‘Purpose’ and ‘Tell Me’, both of which came on Souluxe Records.
His first single for Glasgow Underground, ‘Take It Back’, is an absolute gem with a clever use of disco samples and inspired vocals, helped along with some arrangement and production expertise from Kevin McKay. It cleverly straddles the divide between house and disco, with big strings soaring to the heavens while a funky bassline rolls down low. The warm drums are big hearted, and the vocal sample delivers emotion and feelgood vibes.
Glasgow Underground has a long running reputation for developing brand new and exciting talents, alongside working with legends of the scene, and this is further proof of that, coming as it does hot on the heels of a big new single from recent signings, Earth n Days. Alongside countless Beatport and Traxsource #1s, regular spots on the BBC Radio 1 shows of Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard, and numerous releases with over 1million streams, this label really is an icon of the scene.
What better way to end a breakout year for Harvee than with his biggest single so far on an influential house label that has been making and breaking records since before he was born…