The EP comes complete with remixes from Wade Teo and Soul Clap

Dutch-Portuguese label Universo Positivo is a new project from industry mainstay Joseph Salvador, with its eye on electronic music’s soulful side. Salvador was behind the renowned ‘Tomorrow Is Now, Kid!’ parties at Studio 80 and Sugar Factory in Amsterdam and also ran the influential 90s label TINK! Records. Now, he returns with a new label offering a cultured mix of disco, funk and house with plenty of soul, all made on vintage gear. There are few better artists to inaugurate the label than Dutch techno icon Orlando Voorn. He has long been a pillar of the scene and helped form a sonic bond with pioneers in Detroit, releasing on the likes of R&S, Rush Hour and Housewax.

He again forges bonds with Detroit on this new single, which features the late, great Amp Fiddler. Amp Fiddler was a Motor City icon who taught hip-hop great J Dilla how to use a drum machine, often worked with Moodymann, toured with Parliament, and pioneered his funk sound. Their ‘Back to Basic’ is a piano-driven house classic with larger-than-life vocals from Amp Fiddler, warm, life-affirming pads, and an irresistible swagger.

First to remix is London’s Wade Teo, Club Chi’ll Records label founder, a regular on labels like Rekids and Defected and someone with numerous house sounds in his arsenal, whether it’s working solo or with regular production partner and acid house legend Terry Farley. He takes the original deep into the night with a seductive sound perfect for 4 am. The inimitable Soul Clap are a Boston duo known for their unique e-funk sound, feel-good grooves, and love-fuelled DJ sets. Their first remix is a steamy and bumping cut that oozes cool, and their garage mix brings the swing and more raw percussion for the peak time.

Orlando Voorn & Amp Fiddler’s ‘Back to Basic’ arrives digitally and on vinyl via Universo Positivo on the 31st of May 2024.


1. Orlando Voorn with Amp Fiddler – Back to Basic
2. Orlando Voorn with Amp Fiddler – Back to Basic (Wade Teo remix)
3. Orlando Voorn with Amp Fiddler – Back to Basic (Soul Clap Groove remix)
4. Orlando Voorn with Amp Fiddler – Back to Basic (Soul Clap Garage remix)

Pre-order Orlando Voorn & Amp Fiddler’s ‘Back to Basic’ HERE

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