Liverpool-based multihyphenate Steve Parry burns the candle at both ends. He runs SMP3 Music, co-helms three-year-old Selador Recordings with Dave Seaman and is part of the A&R team at Global Underground. With over two decades of experience behind the decks, Parry, who also hosts a monthly show on Frisky Radio, has been coming on a strong as a producer. Does this guy ever sleep?!
After releasing his well-received “Flippant” on John Digweed’s Bedrock last October, he’s just unveiled his latest dance floor gem “Apricity” featuring remixes by Victor Ruiz, Joal and Ki Creighton & Makanin. We caught up with one of the busiest men in dance music and asked him to talk about five fresh tracks he’s living for at the moment.
Skober – “Butterfly Effect” (Original Mix)
A monster melodic techno biggie! Starts with a fairly sparse arrangement and a deadly kick, but gently the melodic elements are layered and built, until you end up with a crowd-slaying, hands-in-the-air, peak-time monster-and-a-half!
Steve Parry – “Apricity” (Victor Ruiz Remix)
My new one on our Selador label. I love all the mixes that make up the package, but I chose the remix that Victor Ruiz made as it’s a serious slammer! Ballsy and melodic, I was so delighted when I heard this remix! Also, I recently saw Sasha & Digweed play this remix at Ministry of Sound, and to see those guys taking the roof off with it made my night! Well, I’m still talking about it a month later, so I suppose it made my month!
Hyenah – “The Idea” (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)
A deadly vocal gem. It is really original, a proper underground house gem with a spoken male vocal, and the guys utilize that and use this, adding tripped-out warmth and gently building this beauty. I think it’s rather big and will cause a bit of a fuss.
Noir – “Bataille”
This is a serious slab of goodness. Big growling stabs, a cool Arp and structured to cause devastation on the dance floor. And it most certainly does! This is so huge, and I really love it.
Alice Rose & Malbetreib – “Creatures Of The Night” (Steve Parry Remix)
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but I am really happy with how this turned out, and it works really well when I’ve played it out. Alice’s vocals are always a bit dreamy and jazz-licked on her tracks (which I love), and so I thought I’d add a splattering of acid to the big intense rising pads, and it seems to do the business. I wanted to do something with a deeper feel, but had a powerful reaction on the dance floor. This will be released at the end of May on Selador, so this is a sneak preview.