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The Burrell Brothers – The Nu Groove Years Sampler
A1: N.Y. House'n Authority - Apt 2A (Exclusive Long Version)
A2: N.Y. House'n Authority - Ravenswood House
B1: Equation - Ill Say A Prayer 4 U
B2: Tech Trax Inc - State Of The Art (Unautomated Mix)
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Sampler
Sampler of the Burrell Brothers' upcoming compilation album. From NY to Chicago house! LTD EDITION (Now Repressed because of insane demand)...Tip! * Exclusive to this sampler (will not be on any other format)
It is now close to 25 years ago that Nu Groove Records started operating from New York City, in which its house scene was starting to blossom at that time. In the four years the label existed, 1988 till 1992, it has released over 100 records. Nu Groove started by releasing records by Rheji and Ronald Burrell and continued to do so until the label folded.
The brothers were scouted by the label's a&r after they had recorded a ton of material for EMI America that never came out. The album that did came out flopped commercially. The deal with EMI was discontinued and the pair started to release stuff through Nu Groove.
The label famously went on to put out early releases from other artists such as Bobby Konders, Frankie Bones and Joey Beltram, who went on to have big careers after that. The Burrell's have always stayed under the radar, which has largely to do with the various aliases they used for different projects, such as Aphrodisiac, Equation, Houz' Neegroz, Metro, N.Y. House'n Authority and Tech Trax Inc.
This release is a celebration of the work of the Burrell Brothers. The album includes a wide variety of their music under all their various guises. And despite their different guises, all the music they made always had a grainy quality to it, like house music with a sepia tint. In Rheji's words: “The first House’n Authority was straight to cassette. That’s how we’d record our demos and stuff so we didn’t want to change what we did because it worked. I liked the fact that house music was crusty. Like an old jazz record, I liked the hiss.”
The sampler contains four tracks that hold a cross selection of their output, from Chicago-esque rhythm tracks, to the deepest, soulful NY house. Two tracks are only to feature on this ltd. 12”.