Let’s Get Shanghaied Miami 1.0 is a new VA from the Shangaied label to kick things off for Miami Music Week!
Serious summer vibes on this one, a perfect pre-summer warm-up track from Juany Bravo, who has been flexing his studio muscle as of late with releases on In The Loop, Sleazy G, Lapsus, Go Deeva and many more. Based in Thailand but hailing from America, he’s been infusing his house productions with influences from around the world, including Salsa and Latin-American music. ‘Ese Cuero’ has incredible groove, steal drums, plenty of percussion and has already received some serious support from the likes of Richy Ahmed, Hector Couto, Joseph Capriati, Richie Hawtin, Shiba San, Mark Knight, Paco Osuna, Sonny Fodera and many more.
So the inspiration for the track actually came as I was binge watching the second season of Narcos, believe it or not. The whole soundtrack to that series is amazing, and it sparked the idea to use drums and piano riffs that you would typically hear in salsa music. I also wanted to experiment with different bass line grooves and sounds, and shy away from the distorted, throaty, rolling bass that tech house is commonly known for, and give a more percussive, rhythmic feel to the low end. Once I had the drums down, the party vibe of the track just came naturally from the high energy percussion elements. This was definitely one of those projects where the ideas just flowed, and everything seemed to fit perfectly, so I had a lot of fun working this tune. – Juany Bravo
Shanghaied hits Miami with their firs Miami VA, for which they have rounded up some of the hottest up and coming talent they could find to bring 4 tracks ranging from deep, groovy house to peak time tech house weapons!
First up is “You Heard” from Luke Beswick, with is super groovy percussion, deep riding bass line and signature vocal, it asks the question… “When was the first time you heard someone refer to house music?” Luke has gained massive support on his early productions including club support from none other that Latmun.
Next we have to hotly tipped rising starlet Caruana. Her track entitled “Groove” does just what it says on the tin, it seriously grooves! With it’s quirky bassline and sound bites it keeps you hooked and your feet firmly locked to the dance floor. A busy DJ in her own right you will catch up playing events all over the South of the UK and beyond, including being a resident for Habitat at the infamous Source in Maidstone. She has also recently gained acclaim for her productions and DJ Skills from none other than the big man himself, Mr Eats Everything!
The pace picks up with the next one, a club focused peak time track with a carnival vibe from Juany Bravo. “Ese Cuero” is full of energy, unique piano breaks and most definitely has a latin feel running through its core. Juany is of South American origin, North American raised and has had a string of high profile releases on labels such as Go Deva, In The Loop. Audio Rehab and most recently Lapsus.
Last but no means least, we have an absolute peak time weapon from newcomer Jack Wilton. This one came in via our demo submission and had us bouncing around the office wanting to go out raving straight away! With it hard, punchy drums and gritting baseline this is one for the dark sweaty clubs, warehouse raves and festivals alike.
Let’s Get Shanghaied Miami, Vol. 1.0 is out March 23rd and available for pre-order via Traxsource