The Dangerfeel Newbies - What Am I Here For?LABEL: NDATL
There’s a reason Kai Alce’s name consistently comes up when the topic is exceptional house music. The NDATL label boss’s remix of the Dangerfeel Newbies’ “What Am I Here For” takes the soulful number to heights beyond the original’s already heady groove.
J’Piccola sings with a perspective that’s like bopping through the city, skyscrapers above giving dimension to the groundwork so necessary for love and progression.
His vocals match the pace of propelling keyboards by Chris Irvin and DelvynW. Saxophone by Quinn Mason adds an element that in Alce’s Distinctive hands becomes a part of all things classic house: deep, melodic, and ultimately, free.
That’s particularly true of the KZR’s Late Night Mix. It harkens the wee hours with a shuffle, leading keys and pinpoint bass. The Piano Instrumental puts keys front and center, with a few jazzy chords that recall the hippest, dopest brunch you’ve ever attended.
The entire project is very much Atlanta-grown, representing its strong, interconnected music and art scene. All the key contributors are based in the city, from Alce and the Dangerfeel Newbies, to acclaimed visual artist Radcliffe Bailey, who created the album art, and tastemaking graphic artist Steve DeNiro, who designed the album layout.
After small promo run in Japan the gem gets a full worldwide release with alternate mixes and Kai Alcés bonus DISTINCTIVE remix of "Swingin With The New Jack" previously unavailable.