Introducing our latest label mate — the very talented Sharif D. Sharif is a multi instrumentalist and producer based in Brisbane Australia. His sounds resonate with influences of disco, funk, soul and lounge and we are very excited to have him on board. His first release with Respect Music Records goes by the title of “Hearts & Hormones” and is a slow burning deep house groove sprinkled with his trademark Sax sounds which lead the track to its climax.
This release is accompanied by a string of diverse remixes by the likes of Teddy Black, Sean Murray, De La Roche and Cutloose, all of which open the release into different niche markets. Firstly we have a deeper disco lounge vibe offered by Sean Murray followed by an uplifting Disco House feel courtesy of De La Roche. Teddy Black brings that Big Room Garage sound he is becoming known for, whilst Cutloose drops a bomb with his remix which breaks down the door into the realm of Glitch Hop and Breaks.
Then to top off the release, Sharif has offered us a nice chill out track titled “Old Boots” which is reminiscent of some of Groove Armada’s earlier material, making RMR004 a very well rounded release with a bit of something for everyone.
Respect Music Records have been given a sneak peak of what is to come in the future from Sharif D and are very excited to be a part of this amazing artist’s musical journey.
Here is just a few of the comments made by the music industry heads:
Basement Freaks – “Yeah diggin those funky vibes”
Anthonne Boogie Shephard – “Some very cool mixes here. Something for every occasion – A little loving, a little clubbing, a little late night grooving. Nice work Sharif & all who remixed. Loving the Teddy Black mix at the moment. “Old Boots” is working on me too. Cheers”
Arco – “Teddy Black Garage Remix and DJ De La Roche Nu Disco Remix! Cool mixes. Support”
Dutchican Soul – “Sean Murray and Teddy Black mixes are dope! Will be playing these out! Thanks!”
Yes Yes Records – “Teddy black mix is the jam!”
D-Funk – “Really solid release. Was hard for me to pick the best mix as they are all great!”
Quincy Jointz – “Solid EP. Dig the Cutloose and Sean Murray remixes most”
Phonatics – “Love this release, Sharif has a set of lungs on him!”
Respect Music would also like to send a shout to DJ Freestyle aka Colin Russell for his amazing work on the Mastering of all the mixes of “Hearts & Hormones” and Cutloose for his Mastering skills on “Old Boots”!