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Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by Gerry Galipault


Dec. 11, 2012


(Dec. 11, 2012)

A couple of years ago, I bought a song online for one of my DJ sets. I didn’t really care who wrote it, I was in a hurry, it sounded the part, good enough for me. A few gigs later, I found myself dropping the track repeatedly for dance floors. Crowds responded favorably. Even better, the dancers — and I mean real dancers who actually practice and shit — perked right up and broke out moves — B-boy style.

Few songs are consistent like that. It was time to take note of the author. I filed “Ralph Session” away in my memory until a year later a fellow DJ from Baltimore asked me if I knew of him. Oddly enough, the next night, Ralph walked into my Brooklyn Shakedown party and we met. Turns out, he’s New York blood. We kicked it, only to learn that Ralph could not only produce a record, DJ a set, but tear the shit up on the dance floor. He’s a Triple-Threat, I suppose. So here we are, like two years later, and Ralph dishes me this EP last Wednesday night at my Fetish Authentic party. It’s a more “mature sound” he tells me. No shit, huh? I liked the sound of it already. I walked into the DJ booth around 1:30 a.m., put his song on without even giving it a listen and you ought to know what happened next. The whole damn place perked up. Track 1 “Dirty Kitty” hit like a waft of cocaine broke open through the ventilation system. Shiiiiiit. You go boy.

As long as I’m on the topic of mature sounds. This EP arrived recently. In the inbox. From my homies at Dope Den and Fr33dom People. When a good song title lives up to its name, you know you’re producing on the money. And Andy Lemac’s “Illuminate” does its business on the dance floor. It sparks positivity and high vibrations. I see extra people move and smile when I play it. There’s this greezy bass wind-up that happens twice early on — perfectly timed for when you’re mixing it in — once to let you know it’s there, twice to remind you that it makes people shiver. Bravo.

This last one’s a throwback and all kinds of relevant all at the same time. I’m not even going to shame it with words. Just know one thing: If you think this AA-Side is hot in any way, just wait til you hear the A-Side. This mother Moplen is working miracles. Although the originals hit the streets about three decades ago, these remixes are due for public release Jan. 21, 2013.


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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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