by HOLIC TRAX
Mr G / Danceholic’s EP
Label: Holic Trax
Release: May 2012
Cat No: HT001
Format: 10” vinyl / digital
A1. Don’t Ever Give Up
A2. Guidance (T2 edit) - Vinyl only!!
Don’t Ever dub - Digital only
London party organisers, Holic launch their own Holic Trax vinyl record label with a superb single from the ever-excellent Mr G… Holic Trax is a brand new label from London based Japan DJ/Producer Tomoki Tamura. Tamura has been running the highly successful Holic parties in London & Tokyo for the last five years and Holic Trax is a natural extension of that, reflecting the musical soul of the events. Connected as Tamura & Holic naturally are, they look to a true electronic music heavyweight to kick off proceedings, the ever-excellent Mr G. Mr G AKA Colin McBean has been at the heart of the dance music’s scene for the last two decades, first as one half of the legendary outfit The Advent and latterly as a solo artist recording for imprints such as REKIDS (who released his 2010 album ‘Still here’), Detroit imprint Moods & Grooves and his own Phoenix G label to name just a few,and has done countless remixes as well. McBean’s latest release, ‘Danceholic’s EP’ is another glimpse into the musical soul of this talented producer, written and recorded with just his MPC and select outboard kit it is a testament to what is good about dance music; raw, heartfelt, energy filled music for the floor. The EP kicks off with the brilliant ‘Don’t Ever Give Up’ a stripped, percussive slice of house music with a warm acidic bassline, organic sounding pads and a soulfully twisted vocal that is quite unique. Next up we have ‘Guidance (T2 edit)’ which journeys into hypnotic, loop driven territory with a tightly edited vocal riding over taut percussion and squelching bass tones before being joined by haunting strings lines and classic 909 rides. Last of the vinyl cut’s is title track ‘Danceholic’s’, an intense workout that once again sees McBean soulfully fuse elements of house and techno to create a brilliant floorfiller with real depth. To complete the digital package there is ‘Don’t Ever Dub’ a great four and a half minute dub version of the opening track. Mr G hits the mark once again with this superb EP and helps get the promising Holic Trax label of to a flying start.
Adam Shelton / bomb release! mr G on fire as usual, lovin don't ever dub, can't wait to play this, thanks :)
Anthony Collins / super nice ep
Brothers' Vibe / YO! Killer sh*t!
Carlo Lio / Music dope as always from the G
Chris Carrier / cool ep
Chris Duckenfield / Classic Mr G business - warehouse tackle, with swinging balls of steel
Circus / great vibes
Coyu / Top record. Guidance and Don't Ever (dub version) are my favs here. Will play
Dan Curtin / All tracks on this EP have the flow and "epicness" that I love from Mr. G. Solid as always! Full support!
D'Julz / i ve been hamering dont ever give up in all my sets since months . Amazing mr g tune
Danny Howells / G is just one of the most consistently amazing producers of the last god knows how many years, and his music NEVER dates. This is awesome, he never lets me down.
Diesel (Xpress 2) / Great EP. Nice one Colin & Tomoki!! Don't ever give up is my fav.
DJ T / will download. thank you for good music!
DJ Three / Mr G seriously never disappoints.... these are all proper G jams... Guidance might be the initial go-to jam.... but these are getting action.
Doc Martin / Still so dope after all these years!!!
Droog / have Mr G records going back 11-12 years - been a fan since and these are no exception
Ed Davenport / g'waan colin! wicked - T2 edit my pick as its a bit darker.
Efdemin / mr. g magic
Ethyl / mr. g just nails that sound - no one gets close to it. props to the holic boys
Funk D Void / always a winner for me, full support for the G!
Gavin Herlihy / Massive, massive fan of MR G. one of my favourite all time producers so this is an easy one.. Guidance is jumping out at me most but will no doubt be getting involved in all of these at some point
Geddes / for two tracks are ace!
Groove Armada / really digging this release. bass heavy, cool as.
Hardrock Striker (Skylax) / Great ep fromm Mr G, thx for this, guidance is great. will play
Huxley / guidance is great. thanks.
Ilario Alicante / really like this!
James Fox / nice gritty dancers, perhaps not quite right for my sets but will give them a try. like the T2 edit best i think.
Jamie Russell / quality grooves as per usual from the man like colin...
Jay Tripwire / Guidance..thats some classic Mr G shit!!love it.
Jim Rivers Simple / Wow this is class, always been a big G fan. Will rinse this
Jimpster / Killer! All tracks are spot on but Don't Ever Give Up is going to smash it. lovely!
John Osborn / what can i say. Mr G can do no wrong! hard to pick a favourite but if forced to i'd say Guidance T2 will do it for me - but they are all players !
Jonny Cruz / digging this !
Jordan Peak / will play all these
Julien Sandre / Mr G did it again! as usual cool music to "burn" the floor. Love all of them! will try for sure
Kasper / Wowwwww! Loving this for real. Amazing release as always from Mr G
Kevin Griffiths (Tsuba) / very solid ep of highly playable house music!
Kiki / "guidance" should sound great in berghain and "danceholics" in higher places!
Lauhaus (Polder) / diggin the dub! thanx.
Laura Jones / Liking Guidance & Don't Ever. Support! Thx :)
Larry Heard / I enjoyed the T@ edit the best of the selections.
Luciano / Thanks a lot!
Luke Solomon / don't ever is called playing it n stuff
Luna City Express / Guidance is the one for me. Thanks Marco
MANDY / will download. thank you for good music!
Mark Fanciulli / Will play "Don't ever give up" and "Guidance". Thanks for the music!
Markus Fix / Guidance T2 Edit is a massive track.
Meat / Mr G is the man!!!
Molly(Rex Club) / love it !!
Moodtrap / Nice debut ep, Dont Ever Give Up Original is our favorite of the lot.
Nic Fanciulli / Thanks.
Nick Curly / great release...full support on this!
Nick Höppner / Classic vibes. Don't Ever Dub is the one for me!
Nick Lawson / Groovy stuff.
Nikola Gala / Excellent package!
Oliver Deutschmann / Mr.G is Mr.G is Mr.G, fantastic as always.
Osunlade / nicely done!
Pablo / t2 edit is dooope.
Paul Woolford / 'Don't Ever Dub' has that proper house roll properly nailed down. Always keen to hear Colin's work.
Pezzner / Sick! Dont ever dub goes right to the crate.
Pol_On / like it ! who is T2 ? :)
Radio Slave / MR G hits another home run...
Raymundo Rodriguez / Guidance is the one for me.
Robert Dietz / guidance is my pick here. serious bassline and catchy vocals.
Rocky (Xpress 2) / Brilliant. Love all these.
Roman Fluegel / Guidance is the one for me. Hypnotizing!
Robert Ownes / i really like don't ever give up and guidance, both great tracks
Sasse / Amazing package ! As a big Mr. G fan I was expecting nothing else. Full support !
Seth Troxler / Downloaded for Seth Troxler, thank you.
Shenoda / Solid Mr G. action as always
Shinedoe / Dont Ever Dub & Guidance (T2 edit support thank you!
Steve Mac / dont ever give up nice
Stojche / Lovely ! my hero drops all these in a proper style. Guidance & Dont ever dub are speacial !
Thomas Schumacher / Proper release!
Tim Green / guidance and dont ever give up for me thanks!
Timmy Stewart (Jet Project) / All sick as per, gotta love the G-Man.
Tini /great ep! guidance (t2 edit), danceholics & dont ever dub here for men
Tuccillo / Great Ep. from Mr G "love all track" Guidance T2.my fav...supersound! thanx HOLIC TRAX.
Willie Graff / Always love Mr G's tracks.Straight to the point,no nonsense floor pumping vibes.Will be playing for sure.