One would be mistaken when telling the history of house music without mentioning Undaground Therapy Muzik. Launched in 1996 by Roy Davis Jr. & Odell Braziel, Undaground Therapy Muzik played a pivotal role in exposing the world to House & Disco music through the work of legendary producers like Paul Johnson, Eddie Fowlkes, and the label bosses themselves. Their work would go on to shape artists such as Seth Troxler and Daft Punk, laying the groundwork for this kind of music to be taken into the mainstream.
Although it has been almost 20 years since UTM has released a record, Roy Davis Dr. has partnered with the likes of AD Music Group in London to relaunch the label this year. The ethos of the label is much the same as it always has been – supporting new and emerging talent within House, Disco & Techno and an unapologetic focus on the quality of sound production.
With such a philosophy guiding their principals, it’s no surprise that West London native Al Zanders would be the first to come out with a record on the new UTM. Responsible for some of the most hotly tipped underground records of 2017, including releases on Phonica Records and WOLF Music, Mr. Zanders shows off his versatility in his latest EP – featuring 4 tracks ranging across all spectrums of House. For the song titled Television, the young producer puts together a filtered-house gem that unabashedly uses looped melodies to create a feeling that is as spellbinding as it is euphoric. As the track plays, you will notice that it offers up a chance for a closed-eyes boogie in the middle of a set or even on your sofa at home. If you couldn’t tell, we’re definitely doing the latter as we speak!
For all you other funk warriors that are itching for a good ol’ couch shimmy, make sure to pre-order your copy of Al Zanders’ EP by following the link right here! Guidance is slated to come out next Monday on June 4th!