Give It

With Remixes by BiG AL, Deephope & Jero Nougues

OUT NOW as a Beatport Exclusive, Haute Musique is excited to welcome England’s super talented Soul Academy who delivers the label’s 16th release and debuts on the label with his latest single “Give It”. (The EP is available worldwide from 8th June.)

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Deep, soulful and full of warmth, the Original mix is a tightly produced groover which blends retro synth sounds and jazzy sax with a vocal sample written and recorded especially for the track.

BiG AL strips things back, slices the vocals and replaces the sax melody with keys for his Rub a Dub mix. The result is moody, dark and rhythmic with a hypnotic bass line.

Deephope and Jero Nougues also take inspiration from the vocal “…what it needs is a solid base (bass)” – and neither fall short! Deephope’s mix is a beautifully pulsing dance floor track punctuated with 80’s toms and some gorgeous synth work.

Jero Nougues closes the release by delivering the quality production, solid arrangement and all round polish you’d expect from a Nougues remix. His use of the sax sample with sweeping pads and a beautifully bouncing bass line is joyful.


Some very smooth deep grooves courtesy of BiG AL’s Haute Musique imprint.

In its Original form, Give It can safely be filed under “deep and soulful” with its crisp beats, wukka-wukking funk geetar, parping sax and soulful, echoing “give it” male vocal that does battle with a second, spoken vocal (“making a record’s kinda like building a house… what it needs is a solid base… and if it’s gonna stand the test of time, you gotta dig real deep”). The ‘bass’ pun doesn’t really work written down but you can see what they did there I’m sure!

Remix-wise, Jero Nougues takes us into blissed-out, ‘Ibiza sundown/sun-up’ kinda territory, while Deephope get down n’ funky, but the cream of a fine crop to these ears is BiG AL’s own Rub-A-Dub mix, a deep-as-you-like gem that, funnily enough, has an almost UKG-ish feel in the beats department. ~ Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance.

“Great quality & very groovy! Give it (original) is my fav here!” 9/10 ~ Miss Disk

“Huge package! really nice and complete release with lots of version to play. Thanks!” 10/10 ~ Alvaro Hylander

“Top Sounds Full Support by The Sounds Collective. Cheers” 10/10 ~ Mark Mac

“Fantastic!” 10/10 ~ Amir Groove

“Excellent EP! Will support” 9/10 ~ Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance

“All great but BiG AL and Jero’s are my picks here. Thanks :)” 9/10 ~ Rishi K.

“Awesome stuff from Soul Academy and SOLID work on the remixes!” 10/10 ~ Nico Mendez

“Oh, HELL YES!!! Incredible release. Digging everything here. Will play on the show and at gigs. Dig!” 9/10 ~ Terry Vernixx

“Masterfully crafted and absolutely fine work by any of the artists taking part in this stunningly beautiful single. Hard to pick a favourite but I’m guessing the one that has the entire meaning of ‘summer gem’ is the Jero Nougues remix which is filled with that type of atmosphere. Full support, guys. Thank you so much for that one! Cheers!” 10/10 ~ DJ Di Costa

“full support in my radioshow @ ibiza live radioshow” 8/10 ~ Helly Larson

“Deep Vibes – timely samples -layered beautiful and then that sax ! oh my that sax.” 9/10 ~ CT2000

“Woowww!!! Excellent EP. I will play for sure on my gigs, podcasts and radio-shows.” 9/10 ~ Manel Sanmartin

“Original and Jero Nougues remix for me! Full support! Thx.” 9/10 ~ Marco Grandi

“Massive stuff with amazing remixes. Viral.” 9/10 ~ Deep In Radio