Fish Go Deep Ft. Tracey K - The Cure & The Cause on Defected Records

Fish Go Deep Ft. Tracey K - The Cure & The Cause

Defected Records [UK] | DFTD 145 - Mar. 26, 2007

Vinyl || House / Deep House

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A1: The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer remix)
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A2: The Cure & The Cause (original mix)
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B: The Cure & The Cause (Charles Webster vocal remix)

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With the term Urban House having recently been coined and attracting substantial attention from the media, Defected are perfectly placed to lead the movement (Music Week, Touch and DJ have all featured related articles recently). One record in particular that is causing a massive stir on the scene is Fish Go Deep’s ‘The Cure & The Cause’, specifically in its Dennis Ferrer mix incarnation. Already released by Defected earlier this year, massive demand both from dancefloors and radio (Kiss FM, Choice FM and the Galaxy network as well as numerous pirate stations have added the track to their playlists) has determined that a re-issue is crucial and a strong chart position now likely. With a video now completed to support the track, the plot is sure to move forward rapidly – even MTV are featuring the act in their ‘About To Blow’ programme which will receive heavy rotation on their urban channels in the run up to the release.

Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson have been DJing since the late 1980s. Their travels have taken them to clubs across Ireland, Britain and Europe and throughout the US and Canada. Greg and Shane’s production work under the Fish Go Deep name has been enthusiastically received in recent years, earning praise from DJs, dancers and journalists around the globe. New Jersey’s seminal i! Records have released five Fish Go Deep EPs since September 2000, with other productions appearing on French label Brique Rouge, Chicago’s Gourmet, New York’s Chez Music and the UK’s Inspirit Music. In 2005 the duo launched two of their own imprints, Ork Recordings and Go Deep, the latter being the label which the mighty Defected have picked up their latest gem ‘The Cure & The Cause’ from.

Featuring the melancholic vocals of Tracey K, the track in its original form is a deep and soulful ode to the tribulations of relationships, set against a floating piano line and classic garage beats. A fine starting point for a top quality collection of remixes and the package certainly delivers in spades. Best known is man of the moment Dennis Ferrer’s take, which adds skippy drums, key flourishes and a rolling bass line to allow the song to take centre stage – a great reinterpretation and one that has been receiving props from all the major players since the start of the year. Next up is Charles Webster, he of Furry Phreaks and Presence fame, who employs his trademark musical deep house sound to take the track in a new direction. Finally, Balearic Soul provide a vocal and dub that introduces tribal Latin percussion, a rising synth solo and electric guitar to complement Tracey’s tones.

A future classic that will be played for years to come, ‘The Cure & The Cause’ is one of those rare records that manages to touch people irrespective of genre preference, and hence stands out from many tired vocal House efforts. Available on 2 track CD, maxi CD featuring the remixes and video, 12” vinyl and digital download.

Dennis Ferrer Remix * Original *
Charles Webster Vocal Remix

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