Ahead of the Miami Music Conference 2017, Get Physical recruited Daniel Dubb and m.O.N.R.O.E. to compile and mix 11 tracks as a label showcase for the week of events in South Beach Florida this March. The result is a versatile selection of lush house music with Get Physical’s timeless aesthetic and a seamless mix that glides over deep grooves and summery soundscapes, matched perfectly to the aesthetic and vibe of the Florida-based event.
Canadian Daniel Dubb has been steadily rising up the ranks in the global house scene with releases on Toolroom, Natural Rhythm and his own imprint DV8. America’s M.O.N.R.O.E. has previous links to Dubb from their joint release on Saved Records back in 2015, and has records on Get Physical whilst also DJing for its acclaimed radio show.
Standout cuts on the compilation include Casah’s ‘About Yourself’, which utilises a subtle yet infectious lead synth, coasting alongside bubbling percussion and soaring pads. The shuffling drive of Dubb’s ‘Badmon’ and dissipating vocals in m.O.N.R.O.E.’s edit of Michael Gin. Further widening the package’s broad tracklisting is the tribal tinged percussion and sizzling synth lines in Lorenzo Bartoletti and Alexis Cabrera’s ‘Face Off’.
The pair open up the mix with the subtle rhythms and floating pads of Dubb’s ‘Real Smooth’, before drifting into hypnotic vocals and snaking subs in Zohki and Mario Da Ragnio’s ‘Waste’. The mix continues to ebb and flow into fresh pastures with Kareem Cali, Proudly People and Daniel Dubb’s ‘Swisha’, which recruits saturated effects and panning bleeps alongside a robust groove.
Dubb and m.O.N.R.O.E. then showcase their studio prowess in rooted house grooves in their joint edit of ‘NSEW’ before rounding out the mix with the same carefree smooth vibes with which it started.
This year's Miami compilation holds up as an all-round stellar demonstration of Get Physical’s ability to carefully curate and create sounds that reflect their surroundings, whilst importantly staying true to their roots in the process.