Jelly For The Babies - Subway Romance

Clinique Recordings closes out 2015 with a brand new single from Jelly For The Babies entitled ‘Subway Romance’.

Jelly For The Babies - Subway Romance

The Serbian producer and The Purr Music label boss had another great year in 2015. Aside from his own productions hitting the spot on each and every outing his label established itself as a force in the Deep House underground, boasting several Beatport Top 100 entries with Hraach’s ‘Your Soul’ climbing all the way to #12. Jelly’s productions have continued to please and cross genres with an effortless flair. You’re apt to see him on some of the best deep imprints such as Heavenly Bodies and Submarine Vibes as you are more progressive minded labels like Balkan Connection. Here we see him delivering his second single for Clinique Recordings entitled ‘Subway Romance’ alongside remixes from Ivan Garci and Wej.

Jelly For The Babies first single for Clinique Recordings ‘Cosmopolis’ was released in April of 2014 so this follow up has been a long time coming. The Serbian’s deep grooves always have a sultry quality to them and ‘Subway Romance’ is no different. Beginning with some tribal-infused drums and soft tonal themes it doesn’t take long to get drawn into this one. Warm bass stabs combined with a fluid swell carve out the ultimate late night groove while fresh designs and airy vocal elements setup an even funkier foundation. The main break builds a soft, dramatic tension with gated ‘I Love You’ vox and a wicked boxcar motif. It’s sits as a great centrepiece and perfectly sets up a deep, funky conclusion filled with mystical vibes. Pure late night magic from Jelly For The Babies and a more than worthy follow-up to ‘Cosmopolis’. 

As mentioned there are two remixes included here both of which offer nice alternatives to the original. First up, making his seventh appearance Spanish producer Ivan Garci crafts an even deeper and more dub influenced rendition of the original. The ‘I Love You’ vox plays a prominent role while some wonderfully textured stabs add a unique flair to the piece. Soft, roaming pads slowly descend over the framework as the journey progresses to the main break. A more distinct tonal theme gets introduced here, invoking both emotion and mystery. It carries the track on through an amazing conclusion with some breaky drums and an uplifting melody making for a smooth yet exhilarating finish. Beautiful work from Ivan.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Subway Romance’ is provided by Wej who is making his eleventh appearance on Clinique Recordings. The French producer has certainly found a nice home on the Russian imprint with the majority of his production output being showcased here. For his ‘Subway Romance’ interpretation Wej has brought his unique blend of deep grooves and progressive minded sensibilities to the piece, which rounds the release out quite nicely. Anchored by a fluid wall of sub bass this version comes with much more drive than the previous two. The deep, dubby qualities which made the original so great translate really well however, with the main vocal hook carrying a slightly more indistinct place in the mix while a unique rhythmic theme makes for a break filled with subtle tension and a great build. Beautiful work from Wej once again and a top deep minded release from Clinique Recordings to cap off a great 2015. Clinique label boss zweitausendeins Traum has always had a great A&R sense and such has many great things in store for 2016, so for as good as this year was next year promises to be even better.

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  • Mitch Alexander
    Mitch Alexander

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    Mitch Alexander is the owner of microCastle | Beatport "One of the most influential, tastemaker labels out there and also part of our genre committee."

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