Review.

USH | Key Of Love

   
Tracks A1. Denim - USH - Original Mix
  A2. Key Of Love - Sleaze - Original Mix
  B2. Key Of Love - Hold Youth - Remix
   
Genre Deep

Label

La Vie En Rose

Format

Vinyl & Digital

Cat No.

LVR03

Release Date

(Vinyl - Jan 2012)

Mastered By

Matthie Berthet @

MB Mastering

Artist

USH / Sleaze / Hold Youth Label

La Vie En Rose

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Terence: Terry’s record label La Vie En Rose re-releases the huge hit that rocked DC10 for the summer of 2002 ‘Key Of Love’ for the third release on the label. Also featuring a rework from U S H and a remix from Hold Youth aka Seuil and Le Loup.

 

‘Key Of Love’ was released for the first time back in 2002 on the label D-NOTE by SLEAZE, which was made up of U S H and Greg. It graced the dance floors of all the best underground clubs from Ibiza (DC10) to Paris (Le Zebre) and it also featured on ‘Kwality’, the Ralph Lawson and Dan Ghenacia compilation, gaining further popularity. Limited copies were pressed so it quickly became a favourite for the vinyl collector.

 

A1. Denim - U S H influenced by soundtracks such as ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ and ‘Le Pacha’. Taking on the same groove and melody of the original ‘Key Of Love’ U S H here delivers a whole new spin with a moody whistle carrying the same tune, a grumbling bass and eerie overall vibe, with added vocals making this really standout.

 

A2. The original title was inspired by a love of hardware with the track getting produced at a time when both artists were rebelling against the onslaught of computer software in the studio. Kicking off with a typical LinnDrum beat, the atmosphere is tinted with romance and driven by an emotionally charged bass line. The analogue textures and sounds reinforce the message of its creation but the shades of Glam Rock to Psyche Funk provide an edge. ‘Key Of Love’ certainly stands out in the electronic landscape.

 

B1. Key Of Love Remix - Seuil and Le Loup aka Hold Youth step up for remix duty. Their individual approach showcases impressive production prowess with sharp kicks and a doubled up punchy groove, whilst allowing the original’s raw textures and analogue sounds to shine through.

 

Words by Maouris



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