Review: Chicago veterans Glenn Underground and Boo Williams are old studio buddies, having first collaborated on vinyl way back in 1995. For their latest hook-up, they've come up with a new joint alias: Guboo. As you'd expect from such experienced and high quality house producers, the three tracks on offer are top notch. They begin with a superb chunk of swinging disco-house, where spacey synth solos, rich chords and select spoken word snippets dance around a killer disco groove. After delivering a chunkier, vocal-free dub of the (track 2), they offer a deeper, more stripped-back interpretation on the flip, allowing greater space for the groove, disco strings and spacey synths to do their thing.
Review: Ever-dependable hero of deep house since the good old days, Glenn Underground is back with fresh goodies for his Strictly Jazz Unit imprint, and if you liked what he's done before then there's no doubt you'll like this as well. "Shiloh (A King's Return)" is a steady roller, defined by the synth-sax freestyling over the top of a crisp beat and bluesy chord workout. "We, The Party (Let's Get Down)" is a more soaring affair, with some neat kinks in the drums and a sumptuous spread of Rhodes action all delivered in that quintessentially Blue Note GU flavour.
Review: Chicago veteran Boo Williams made his first appearance on Glenn Underground's Strictly Jaz Unit Muzic label way back in 2008. Surprisingly, this is the prolific producer's first appearance on the imprint since 2009. "The Big Score" was worth waiting for. The track, nestled on the A-side, sees Williams lace a snaking saxophone line and "Inner City Blues" style pianos over a bongo-rich, densely layered deep house drums. It subtly builds throughout, with the thrilling sax solo increasing in intensity as the track progresses. On the flip, Glenn Underground offers his own 'Reprise' interpretation, ratcheting each of the elements up a notch and putting further emphasis on the piano parts.