Glasgow Underground founder, Kevin McKay, drops another rework from his forthcoming album ‘No Samples Were Harmed In The Making Of This Record’, which is out 8 November. This time he covers the early ‘90s house classic ‘A Deeper Love’ by Clivilles & Cole, creating a reverent yet contemporary version which should stand up on any dancefloor.
Kevin’s rework continues his recent run of releases and has already seen support from the likes of Claptone, Meduza, Eric Morillo, Golf Clap, Martin Solveig, Nicole Moudaber, Norman Doray, Kryder, Vanilla Ace and many more. ‘A Deeper Love’ is instantly recognisable and Kevin’s love for the original shines through in the vibe of this new release.
Kevin’s version began as an edit for his DJ sets at Mick’s Garage in London, however, as he explains, “Back in the day, the Clivilles & Cole original was a banger but playing it next to today’s house just wasn’t working so we recreated the original from scratch to bring it up to date.”
This is the process which led to Kevin’s forthcoming album, where frustration with long delays and prohibitive costs involved in clearing original samples, gave him the idea to lovingly recreate the house and disco classics which he knew would work as part of his contemporary DJ sets. So, he began to revisit these tracks and focused on delivering versions which could capture the special vibe of the originals but which benefitted from modern studio techniques. The results have seen support from the likes of Annie Mac and Pete Tong on Radio 1 as well as a host of other DJs and have possibly redefined the role of the cover version in electronic music.
‘A Deeper Love’ crashed into the UK top 20 in 1992 and became huge on the dancefloor with its infectious vocal and organ riff. It also hit the Billboard charts in the US and went on to be covered by Aretha Franklin in 1994, when it charted again.
Kevin McKay founded Glasgow Underground in 1997 and went on to produce Mylo’s album 'Destroy Rock ’n’ Roll’, as well as other crossover records as Linus Loves, and many releases under his own name. His Beatport stats currently place him in the top 5 house producers out there over the last 12 months.