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Gravity Alterstra coming at you!

[pukka_dropcap style=”” txt_color=”White” bg_color=”Black” size=””]G[/pukka_dropcap]ravity Alterstra started out as our little weekend hobby. After a handful of performances, (with occasional help from Stef:funn and Tedman from NI.NE.MO. to name a few) and joining forces with vocalist Janni, we finally took it seriously and locked ourselves in the studio. After nights of tweaking and re-recording, Our Dynamyte Love EP is finally out. Alongside our own production, we’ve also tucked in a remix of ‘PSD’ by GO CHIC and DJ SAIYAN’s take on ‘Dynamyte Love’. Before I forget all the hows and whys, maybe it’s time to do a walk through:

j59q0ydio9RtfgoCbvVpzPjTCoUWR-5fCR53iWtPMIA1: ‘Dynamyte Love’

I always consider the TR-808 a pacemaker – it injects the pulse into any track and makes it groove instantly. The beat brings out that urban, “coming at you“ feeling in the track. This is the lead single of the EP.

2: ‘Pressure’

Some track that featured Jimi Tenor got stuck in my head, so I tried creating a similar vibe with a flute sample (as opposed to Jimi’s Tenor Sax). Although when Janni’s vocals kick in, the whole thing becomes completely different.

3: ‘A.I;

When Warp records first started out, they put out a compilation called Artificial Intelligence. As a huge fan of the movement, there’s no way we weren’t gonna do a tribute .

4: PSD’ – Suck Sucka Sucka Mix)

PEACHES from Berlin produced the original track, hence there was quite a lot of pressure when we mixed this one.. We tried to make it more grimey than the original, but I guess it ended up turning into something completely different again.

5: ‘Dynamyte Love’ (DJ SAIYAN Remix)

In his own words: “I’ve been very much interested in the 160 BPM range recently, hence making a footwork-jungle version of the track, with a minimal structure that makes it blend easily with other tracks.”

By the time you read this article, the physical EP should have already hit the streets. It’s also available digitally – to listen to it you should head over to our FB page for all the info, we really hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think! 

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