South African house DJ and producer Ryan Murgatroyd continues to go from strength to strength with his career. His passion and consistency has led him to collaborate with Just Her, who is one half of international deep house duo Him_self_Her, and the boss of record label Constant Circles.
Ryan’s also one half of the massively successful duo Crazy White Boy, who are consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic music in South Africa. Although Crazy White Boy is known to use elements from different kinds of electronic music, when it comes to Ryan’s own productions deep house is his genre of choice.
The Busy Minds EP showcases a collaboration between two artists who are in leagues of their own, and have moulded careers out of passion. It takes the listener on a journey of pungent emotion, however it still has dancefloor appeal and you can shake a leg [or two] to it very easily.
The EP also contains three remixes from house and techno maestro’s from different corners of the globe, showcasing its global appeal. Bruce Loko, a producer and DJ based in Johannesburg, South Africa added his African techno flavour to “Busy Minds”, track one on the EP. There’s a great balance between the original and Bruce’s version. The remix is invigorating, and has a heavyset bassline that will give bass bins at any venue a work out. UK DJ and producer, Chris Cue’s remix of “Busy Minds” has an accelerated bassline giving a more upbeat take on the original. It’s also less abstract and the right blend between house and techno. Kapibara, the trio originally from South America, but now based in the Netherlands remixed “Empty Minds”. They made it their own, and created a true techno anthem.
- Busy Minds is out on Constant Circles today.
Listen to the Busy Minds EP below: