Dave Aju & Thatmanmonkz

“They Sleep We Love Ft. Foxxee (seven Dav”

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LabelMusic For FreaksCat. No.MFF15021
FormatEXCL12"LOrders fromFri, 29 Jun 2018
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SPECIAL REMARKS : 12 in MFF House Bag, 150g Vinyl Tracklist: A1. They Sleep We Love feat. Foxxee A2. They Sleep We Dub feat. Foxxee B1. They Sleep We Love feat. Foxxee (Sev’s Bay Area Remix) B2. They Sleep We Love feat. Foxxee (Foxxapella) Shortinfo: After a wildly successful collaboration on Thatmanmonkz’s “Turn It Out” from the LP, Columbus-ing, Dave Aju suggested they should continue their production streak for a new percussive tracks project. At the same time, Aju had finally kept his word to legendary Bay Area club/underground MC and personality, Foxxee aka Foxxee Brown aka Lawrence Petty, to work on a track together as well. Petty being a core part of the infamous Ya Mama’s House radio show on 106 KMEL alongside Pete Avila and David Harness that introduced legions of young Bay Area DJs to real House Music, includ-ing Aju, in the early 90s. While Aju & Monkz had originally been working on more of a slick club romance narrative angle over some robust tumbling drums, some very tragic news had struck their hometown - at an under-ground event in Oakland California, more than 30 people including many dear friends and stalwarts of the local dance music community had been trapped inside a building and killed in a fire that broke out while doing what they love, in the now-infamous Ghost Ship. Lawrence and Aju immediately acknowledged and agreed that the track should serve as a tribute to the event and the loved ones affected by it. But decidedly, rather than it being a solemn requiem of sorts, it should reflect the communal power, strength and uplifting spirit of the underground scene they all helped build and knew so well. At first entitled They Sleep We Live, a representative reference to the iconic arm tattoo of the late Jonny Igaz aka Nacht, one of the more well-known and active DJs whose life was lost that tragic evening, and a lyrical direction idea for Lawrence for a direct tribute to the SF Bay Area scene, it was then decided that

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