by E.P Pirt, Jr.
One of our favorite Colorado artists, Action 52, recently snapped off one of the hottest remixes we’ve heard all year. Their deep house/future G take on the 2005 classic is so clean it almost sounds like it should be the original. Missy’s smooth and in-charge vocals perfectly weave in and out of the crisp, thumping beat that Action 52 lays down. A gradually building intro and another well-placed bridge add dynamic to the track, giving the dance floor that is sure to be bouncing, a little time to breath before it dives back in. To tie it all together is a perfectly placed vocal sample from another legend of the hip hop game. Who could it be you ask? Give it a listen and find out.
We spoke with Action 52’s Matt Bloss about the track, and here’s what he had to say: “We’re beyond thrilled to be back in the production limelight after toiling away in the club for almost the last year. The remix has been received so well so far, and seeing that outpour of response has more than motivated us to stay in the studio and keep that BOUNCE coming. We’ve got an official remix lined up for a brand new electronic project SOMA and their tune “Uncertain” that we’re dying to get out as well. Enjoy the Missy remix. We’re back in Action :).”
Official press release:
After functioning in a state of hibernation for the past year with no official releases to their credit since a Top #10 Hype Machine charting remix of Ludacris’ “How Low” last year, Denver based House pair Action 52 have touched their wings down once again with a bouncy Deep-House/Future-G rework of Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control”. The duo blend hypnotic dance patterns through warm, crystalline synths, a rolling bassline, driving drums, addictive topline, and sternum thumping kicks to pick up right where they left off on the club floor.
Not ones to sit around though, the duo have been keeping their artistic teeth sharp in the time since; sharing DJ booths and theater stages with the likes of Bag Raiders, Holy Ghost!, Thomas Jack, Matoma, Goldroom and The Juan MaClean just in the last year as well as multiple headlining slots around the Western U.S.
Production looks to be the pair’s vehicle for success in 2015 with an official remix slated for electronic collective SOMA, as well as a handful of original tunes waiting to bubble to the surface at the tail end of 2015.
Action 52 Bio:
The brainchild of former Night Supply Records label manager Matty Night and longtime Denver club fixture Scott Armstrong, Action 52 serve dance music to pull a wry smile and a rocking hip wiggle from their listeners. Behind a fun-loving 80’s sci-fi concept taking its name from the ultra-rare and congruently titled NES platformer (Action 52) and years of combined skill behind the decks and inside of their gadgetry strewn studio; Action 52 is a testament to an essence of style meeting substance. Students of the dance scene since their days in high-school basements crafting waxy sets on Technic SL1200’s, their sound is one combining a resonant house backbone with shades of disco, indie, jazz and hip-hop; of course painted with the glossy tinge of a gritty neon, late 80’s arcade. Although currently sitting with only three released remixes under their belts; one each for Ludacris, Galantis and Chromatics, with their “Smile” remix making an appearance in the Top #25 overall Hype Machine charts along with a peak at #6 for their take on “How Low”, the enigmatic duo has had the opportunity to ply their sound in support of Goldroom, Shiba San, The Knocks, Thomas Jack, Cassian, Dusky, Kaytranada, Viceroy, Twin Shadow, Touch Sensitive and loads more since officially embarking on their galaxy spanning journey.