Given all of the craziness of the past year or so, when I saw that Jimpster’s Freerange Records label would be releasing an EP from Solid Gold Playaz, I calmly thought to myself that thankfully, some things in this now upside-down world were still actually working the way in which they should.

The production duo of Kenny Gino and Big Mike T have been consistently releasing top quality floor fillers for over twenty years, so it’s no surprise to these ears that this new effort fits perfectly into that description. The four tracks on Mind in a Daze showcase the duo’s trademark deep baselines, effortless synth textures and dubbed out vocals and effects, all with their jacking Mid-West/Chicago lineage bubbling just below the surface, but in this EP’s case, literally boiling over on the aptly titled “Let Me See You Jack.” Each track will suit a number of dancefloors and DJs ears, all while keeping the party moving but keeping Solid Gold Playaz’s underground stature and credentials firmly in the driver’s seat.

Solid Gold Playaz have released tracks on some of my favorite labels, such as Moods and Grooves, Silver Network, and Bumpin City along with their own imprints and they are constantly parts of my own DJ sets, so it’s great to see Freerange come on board and give them a platform to reach potentially even more ears and feet. All of their releases are “buy on sight” in this household, so simply add this release to that already impressive list. I can’t wait to get back onto the decks and use these tracks to full effect.

Solid Gold Playaz: Mind In A Daze EP (Freerange Records / April 30 2021 / 12″ Vinyl / Digital)
1. Solid Gold Playaz: Mind In A Daze (06:11)
2. Solid Gold Playaz: The Kiss (06:46)
3. Solid Gold Playaz: Let Me See You Jack (06:17)
4. Solid Gold Playaz: Optical Illusion (06:53)

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was submitted as a promo by Shine PR.



This was originally published in 5 Mag issue 190: #Rejuvenate with Franck Roger, Ed Nine, Berlin under lockdown & more. Support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.




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