“A solid mix, that hits you on from the first seconds, engaging a lot of expectations and wishes for what you want to come after, minimal entering with a soft retro chord vibe, then to heartwarming vocals and melodic lines layered with care, managing to keep the groove straight and interest on, reaching all expectations we had as listeners on start. Great track!”
Highly respected house music producer and head of Glasgow Underground Records, Kevin McKay, returns with a sublime house groover – his version of Sade’s 1994 classic ‘Pearls’ featuring the beautiful vocals of Rozie Gyems. The track is an exclusive from Kevin McKay’s new album ‘Summer Of Love’ which features tracks conceived, produced or remixed (or remixes commissioned) by McKay and is designed to reflect a typical Kevin McKay DJ set – the first time he has delivered a truly artist-focused collection of tracks as a DJ mix album. ‘Summer Of Love’ continues McKay’s development of the cover version as an art form (as showcased on his artist album ‘No Samples Were Harmed In The Making Of This Record’), and brings together a slew of standout recent singles and remixes, including this magical version of ‘Pearls’.
The track is already gaining support from key international tastemakers with its low-slung bass and sultry vocals delivering real emotional impact. Supporters include Riva Starr, Paco Osuna, Oliver Heldens, Vanilla Ace, Robert Owens, Severino, Joe T Vanelli, ATFC, Roog and many more.
Kevin McKay has been a mainstay in the underground since the early nineties and on many different fronts. From recording with Omid 16B as Sixteen Souls and creating the Sir Henry’s anthem, ‘On My Mind’, to discovering and co-producing Mylo’s seminal album, ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’, he’s earned his place in the house music hall of fame. Throughout he has spearheaded the Glasgow Underground imprint where he continues to break a wealth of new talent and showcase legends of the scene. All this while serving up masterclass DJ sets around the world and at his Mick’s Garage residency in London.
‘Pearls’ is a seductive tune that builds into an irresistible groove – a perfect introduction to Kevin McKay’s ‘Summer Of Love’.