Amsterdam duo Paris Green, ​the unlikely partnership of DJ & producer Mitchel Kelly and jazz musician Thijs Bastiaans, make big impressions for their debut release on Crosstown sister label Rebellion with ​Poker Flat boss Steve Bug in for remix duty.

The deep and brooding ​You Got To Try​, discovered by Kölsch in his BBC Radio 1 Residency, was created during a jamming session with cohort ​David Stolk​ on vocals, singing about loosing sight of dreams due to other people’s expectations.

“Day in, day out we are confronted with the expectations of others while we dream of our own future. Negative incentives haunt us upon into our dreams at night.You can let others belittle you until there’s nothing left of you. Are you gonna let that happen? Or are you willing to fight for yourself?” – ​Paris Green

Ghost​ is a dancefloor track that’s builds around highly manipulated electric piano keys. Fused with jazz harmonies, exotic sounds and cross-rhythms, the whole track builds to a climax, taking the listener on a deep emotional trip.

German mainstay ​Steve Bug​ steps up to the mark with his enriching ​Sunrise Mix ​of ​You Got To Try​. In equal measure he delivers a smooth and hypnotic ​Club Dub​ primed for the dancefloor. Recently Steve made a welcome return to his 10-year-dormant Traffic Signs alias, began a vinyl-only project with Clé entitled Apes Go Bananas and also a Wax Only series on Poker Flat. He has also released on the label arm of famed Paris club Rex and started an event series called PLAY. After so long in business, it’s a testament to Steve’s unwavering vision that he and Poker Flat remain at the cutting edge of dance music.

Paris Green – You Got To Try (Steve Bug Sunrise Mix) [Rebellion]

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Artist: Paris Green, Steve Bug
Title: You Got To Try EP
Label: Rebellion
Release Date: 2017-05-19


– jams
Jimbo James