Fri. Oct. 22, 2021

Kai Alcé – Take A Chance (Larry Heard Remix)

Single Of The Week: Kai Alcé feat. Rico & Kafele Bandele – Take A Chance (Larry Heard Remix) (NDATL Muzik)

Up for release now, a masterpiece which we’ve introduced you to last January. In other words, ‘Take A Chance’ by the likes of Atlanta-based producer Kai Alcé along with promising new vocalist Rico.

A highly sensorial crafted chilling piece of heaven, enlightened by a vibrant trumpet part courtesy of Kafele Bandele, as smoothly blended by Deep House originator Larry Heard with that emphasis that he’s the only one to reach.

Delivered with extra remixes, although on a groovier tip equally worth the check. Just take a chance to give it a listen and let us know how you feel…

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A native of Chicago, IL, Larry Heard pretty much found his influences while listening to Jazz. But also in labels such as Motown, Philadelphia International Records and Salsoul.
One could first hear him back at the end of the 70’s as a drummer of a local band along with a certain Adonis. Meawhile working as a benefit authorizer for the US Government allowed him to buy his first studio equipment.

A “musicholic”, Larry released music under quite a bunch of different guises. Beginning with his own name but also Mr. Fingers. But also as Fingers Inc. along with singer Robert Owens and Ron Wilson. Or The It with Harry Dennis. This giving birth to an impressive series of timeless masterpieces. With the man seen as the genitor of Deep House, no less…

Among his most famous gems, the mythic ‘Can You Feel It’… Originally an instrumental that would soon after incorporate Martin Luther King‘s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. But also cuts such ‘Donnie’ then ‘Rainforest Serenade’ as The It. ‘Mystery Of Love’ and ‘Bring Down The Walls’ as Fingers Inc. Not to mention ‘Washing Machine’ and ‘What About This Love’ as Mr Fingers. Eventually securing a record deal with a major company (MCA). Out of which would come the 1992 ‘Introduction’ album featuring extra smoothies such as ‘Closer’, ‘On A Corner Called Jazz’ and ‘On My Way’.

Strangely enough, this absolute genius never got the recognition he truly deserved. Which didn’t get him from keepin’ on doin’ music along with time. This in addition to outstanding remixes carrying his unique signature. From ‘Il parlait pas Français’ for Hanna Hais back in 2002 to ‘Think Of You’ for Dino & Terry 2 years after. Or, more recently, ‘Take A Chance’ for Kai Alcé featuring Rico + Kafele Bandele among others.

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