Artist: House of House
Title: Rushing to Paradise (Walkin’ These Streets)
Label: House of House
Genre: Deep House, Disco/Nu-Disco
Buy From: Juno Records
“Rushing to Paradise (Walkin’ These Streets)” was released earlier this year to almost universal acclaim, with House of House – aka Saheer Umar and Still Going’s Olivier “Liv” Spencer – hitting the nail on the head at the first time of asking.
For the uninitiated, it was a deep house record full of decadence and feeling. The vocals, “down on my knees, I’m begging ya please” screamed vintage soulful house, but the sharp production gave the track a contemporary edge that ensured it remained relevant in today’s musical climate, and, clocking in at 13 minutes, it soon achieved anthem status.
A vinyl-only release, the 12”s sold out everywhere started fetching ludicrous sums on online auction sites, which has prompted a re-release, this time with a remix on the flip from DJ Harvey (who else?)
The inimitable Black Cock boss provides a suitably driving rework, chopping up the vocals and taking the original into even deeper territory, in the process reminding anyone who may have forgotten exactly why he is so revered.
Indeed Harvey’s effort may – whisper it quietly – even eclipse the original.
Review: Aaron Coultate