Tennerz: Reggie Steele – Surrender (Original Extended Mix) (Quantize Recordings)
‘Surrender…’ That’s pretty much what you, House heads, but more widely amateurs of quality music might do. This when givin’ a listen to this masterpiece by the likes of up and coming multi-talented artist Reggie Steele.
‘Surrender…’ The man writes, he produces, he eventually does remixes too. And he sings his heart out on top of that. Bringin’ his Jerzee influences on his works. Something one can feel on this original mix of ‘Surrender’. Blending deep synth lines along with jazzy keys over an Afro-influenced rhythm pattern. Not that far from Jihad Muhammad‘s approach. And by that pretty much illustrating what the Jerzee sound is up to nowadays.
As for my humble self, useless to say I ‘Surrender’. With this jewel up for an inclusion in our 10 essential tracks of the year.
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A Newark, NJ native, Reggie Steele is a classically trained musician and vocalist. His attention to details and his ability to come up with what an artist desires makin’ of him a “go to guy”. Not only as a performer. But also as one of the most promising Jerzee House Music producers.
His energetic rhythmic grooves, coupled with his melodic chords, are pretty much shaping a fresh sound that House heads across the world are dancing to. One of, if not the first trace of him bring us back to 2004. This as a keyboardist on Big Moses ‘Deep Inside’. A cut which Phil Asher eventually included on his ‘Deep Inside Your Mind’ comp for Slip’N Slide the same year.
Strangely enough, a quick look at his discography tends to reveal some absence of him on the music front. And this for quite some years as a matter of fact. With his name reappearing in 2014 on the DJ Beloved remixes of ‘We Are One’ for Terry Hunter starring Jay Adams. Then, two years later, on the Logix Beatz (a joint venture with DJ Beloved) remixes of ‘Seasons’ for Nova Fronteira feat. AdaSoul. Not to mention ‘Your Love’ which marked his debut (along with DJ Beloved) on Quantize Recordings. This in addition to ‘Come Get My Love’ which the twosome also happened to rework for Sheree Hicks as a part of her ‘Love Language’ album.
From then on Steele pretty much expanded his presence. Beginning with the launch of his Steele Records label and the release of ‘Higher’. Then a bunch of collaborations. First with Carissa Nicole on ‘Stuck On You’. Then teamin’ up with Vangela Crowe on a cover version of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway‘s ‘Where Is The Love’. With 2018 seeing him doin’ some encore with Sheree Hicks on ‘Addicted’. Then collaborating with Darryl D’Bonneau on ‘Not Just Sunday’. But also remixing ‘Kissing You’ along with DJ Beloved for Wipe The Needle. Then ‘My Luv’ for Viola Sykes although on his own this time.
Not that surprisingly, one would catch him as well givin’ a big hand to DJ Beloved on his debut-album – ‘Hopeless Romantic’ – for Quantize Recordings. And also sharin’ the duties on his own with label head DJ Spen on the outstanding ‘Surrender’ speakin’ of which one can’t do else anything but subscribe to…