KURTIS MANTRONIX – ‘GOOD WOMAN’
(FEAT. PHEBE EDWARDS)
LABEL: KING OF THE BEATS
Kurtis Mantronix the Jamaica-born, New York-raised Hip Hop and Electronic Music pioneer brings us the second release on his newly formed own label King Of The Beats. Dropping ‘Good Woman’ a 4 track E.P. delivering a fresh dose of authentic Trap and Disco House flavours.
Kurtis was responsible for some of the sickest beats in popular music during the late 80s as part of electro-funk duo Mantronix. Having dropped arguably his biggest hit, the genre-smashing ‘Got to Have Your Love’(1989), setting the standard and getting him a UK top 5.
He now releases ‘Good Woman’, an E.P that pays respect and gives homage to ‘all the women of this world’. Kurtis keeps true to his house and Hip Hop roots and brings in contemporary influences from both genres to the mix. Featuring the raw soulful power of London based vocalist Phebe Edwards.
Containing an authentic Trap Mix, low slung, stripped-down, beautifully produced, and featuring Phoebe’s vocal which does the heavy lifting. In addition to a Salsoul Mix, House music at its very best and ripe for the dancefloor. Created as a tribute to the influential Salsoul label, a label that pioneered Disco Soul and House through the decades.
Kurtis continues to be a key figure in music in addition to greatly influencing the early development of hip hop and electro-funk. Seen by many as an artist that laid the foundations for such explosive subgenres as Miami Bass and Trap. It was the development of the latter during the late 00’s EDM movement that took its cue from Kurtis, where he blurred the lines between Electronic Dance and Hip Hop. Unconsciously spurring a movement that captured the imaginations of the world’s youth and was set to become one of the USA’s most prevalent sounds.
Kurtis Mantronix Good Woman (feat. Phebe Edwards) Out Now