New York City house music mainstay Chris Love, who those of a certain age will remember for his Stuck on Earth parties, started the SOUP party in the mid-’90s as a way to bring Gothamites together. After taking a hiatus, he linked up with partner AB Logic in 2011 and revived SOUP, which is short for Supporting Our Underground Properly. They haven’t looked back since.
Currently holding court at meatpacking club Cielo, and frequently appearing at Output across the bridge in Williamsburg, SOUP, which is rounded out by residents Joe Pompeo, Chris Patrick, and Lady Cherelle, regularly features world-class guest DJs.
On the production front Love & Logic have been making great sides, producing tracks for top imprints such as King Street, Smoke City Music, Snatch, and Guesthouse. (They’ve also collaborated with Junior Sanchez and Derrick Carter.) Their same-named label just released Japanese duo Namy & Akio’s “You Make Me,” and you can bet your last dollar that more funky, uplifting jams are on the way.
Ahead of Love & Logic’s set at SOUP and Bushwick A/V’s sold-out boat party with featuring Stacey Pullen and Doc Martin on June 24, the duo share five tracks they’re currently rocking.
Ninetoes – “Come Back” (DFTD)
This one has been moving dance floors for us in a huge way since we got our hands on it. Funky and techy.
Burnski – “Circuits” (Constant Sound)
This one’s got a really slick groove. We love the low-slung bass and the little scratching features make it loads of fun to rinse in the mix.
Junior Sanchez – “Pressure” (MadTech)
Our NYC brother Junior Sanchez came super correct on this one. Dance floor pressure!
Tekla – “Trippy” (SOUP)
This is our favorite track off the new Tekla project we put out on our SOUP label. Really cool acid-house business with an amazing bassline. Just the kind of quirky vibes we love.
Andy Toth & Billy Love – “Thrillseekers” (Chuck Daniels Remix) (Play It Say It)
Chuck Daniels sorted a perfect remix of Thrillseekers. This is our early pick for track of the summer. We love the sleazy vocals. This one gets the floor rocking every time!