other Wave Music news, the label is doing deservedly well with "We Had
A Thing," a yummy single by Abstract Truth. Although nothing
can beat the act's original uptempo version, radio mix-show programmers
are gravitating towards the rich downtempo interpretation of the song by
Jay Denes of San Francisco's reliably fab Naked Music Productions posse.
In fact, KMEL (S.F.)
was among the first stations to pump the track. If you haven't investigated
this winner, don't be lazy and wait for it to catch full crossover fire.
Be among the heroes to herald it now, when it can truly benefit from your
support."Billboard Magazine - Larry
Flick (March 28,1998)
a follow up to their masterful hit "Get Another Plan," this feel good cut
by the New York collective Abstract Truth is sure to generate quite a buzz.
The kickass Original Version is a bright, classy R&B groove with gorgeous
vocals, sleek basslines, well placed horns, sparkling piano work, and a
prominent funky drum kick. Deep Zone's Matthias Heilbronn then quickens
the tempo with a deep and dreamy, but highly dancable, Dub that's built
around a snappy bass riff and a tight house kick, with some sassy guitarwork
and elegant horn rides interspersed with echoed vocal snips. His Body and
Soul mix. though, is my favored uptempo cut, combining full-on vocals with
the same smooth soulful treatment as the Dub. Jay Denes' Naked Remix closes
out the selection, a far more stripped down slow-burner that mellows the
mood by the subduing the groove-sparse watery keys, phat bass, that ever-present
melancholy horn, subtle rhythm guitars, and those big beautiful vocals.
This is one of the rare cases where I definitely prefer the down-tempo cuts to the house mixes, so don't pass 'em up. I can't wait for a full length album from this group."Dance Music Authority - Margaret Coble (April 98)
as catchy as last year's remarkably Stevie Wonder-esque 'Get Another Plan',
which appeared on Talkin Loud, but nevertheless gorgeous, a thoroughly
soulful delivery of a moving song over smouldering, gently shunting, jazz-tinged
downbeat musicianship. Matty's mixes are marginally more bumpy for dance
club approachability, and all have superb trumpet to puncuate the moment.
Phat-P: "Deeply relaxing, with the structure of composed music, something
that'll go down in Ibiza at places like Cafe Mambo during those long lazy
afternoons on the beach, yet still possible to play out club-wise by the
right DJ. Awesome *****"
DJ Magazine - Wottatune! (March 14-27)
"We Had A Thing"
is currently being played on:
KMEL ( full rotation - 4.6 million listeners!!)
FG 98.2 FM
Station 1 100 FM
DJ play charts:
#2 Dimitri from Paris
#5 Louie Vega
#9 House top 10 - DJ magazine
Hype Chart - DJ magazine