WIth “Higher Ground,” Shiny Objects elevates you higher while simultaneously taking you deeper underground. The release kicks off with a compelling bass-line layered with spacy synth stabs. Michael Marshall, vocalist from the legendary hip-hop classic Luniz “I Got 5 On It,” urges listeners to abandon their daily concerns and surrender to the beat. In the classic deep house fashion, his strong male vocal is soulful and persuasive.
Maxxi Soundsystem delivers a stellar remix with rich crystalline textures and a series of ever-building layers stacked upon the original’s ominous bass-line. The Sleight of Hands remix gives us a smokey garage- influenced rethink of the original with layers of echoed vocals and an extra infusion attitude.
“Metro” starts off with a chugging kick drum nestled underneath the steady pulse of gradating synthstabs.
Smooth vocals croon and shimmer with effects adding a splash of soul to Edit’s house-flavored
“California Love” is complete with funk licks and a punchy disco bassline that give a sensual stride with a heavy dose of playful percussion and vocals that make this track a perfect peaktime jam.
“Steppin” rounds out the release and shines with synth flares and a thick, funky bassline that call back to ‘80s electro-funk. Murphy’s take on retro-futurism is anything but trite, bringing the best out of nostalgia with fresh, feel good vibes.
Edit Murphy emerged in October 2011 with his Motown Edits EP, reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from WOLF Music, Space Ranger, Soul Clap and equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. Edit’s Tracks have appeared in the iconic Om Lounge series, his first single “Need You” was followed up by solid the “Brookly Nights EP” in September of 2012.
Smoke N’ Mirrors is proud to present, alongside our Inside/Out Winter Music Conference Party, a compilation featuring the best of the label including tracks from Crazy P, Death on the Balcony, Edit Murphy, Thugfucker, and more. This 10-track compilation will give you tastes of cosmic funk, acid-y analogue sensibilities, throbbing underground deeptech and more. Everything you need to take you from late-nights to early-morning and all of the debauched hours in between. With this compilation as it’s official soundtrack, Smoke N’ Mirrors is turning Miami Music Week inside out with the true sounds of the underground.