The lucky seventh release on Beats In Space Records rolls on the back of an ecstatic track from Dennis ‘DJ’ McNany - aka Jee Day. A fixture in the NYC dance community as label boss of Run Roc Records, a touring member of The Juan MacLean and an accomplished producer in his own right (see the Like A Child and Auro Go 12s for DFA), McNany knows what music makes a crowd lose its collective mind.
“Sum of Love” is inspired by that euphoric dance floor climax. After a particularly stimulating conversation with a Brazilian sage at his apartment on a cold winter night, McNany dusted off a MC-202 bass sequencer and got to programming the pulse of “Sum of Love.” Envisioning the spacious outdoor Brooklyn venue where McNany was set to hold down a summer residency, the track euphorically evolved into a sure fire smash after McNany’s friend Jee Young Sim recorded two tenderly melodic verses and the duo hammered out the emphatic “call for love” chorus.
With the encouragement of McNany’s friend and collaborator Pat Mahoney, the track was finished and passed from one Dropbox to the next until it found its way to Beats In Space. We passed it along to our friend Lauer, who in turn submitted a house-y remix not far from the tree but rooted in a different kind of dub. Just in time for another summer, these two tracks leave the nest to find new friends of feather in the burning love weather.
Each 12" from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. This 12" features a collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha, the multidisciplinary artist and musician behind Soft Circle and Boredoms cosmic Boadrum enterprise. The 12" packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Jee Day’s Sum of Love is available now on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Side A (45 RPM) – Sum of Love (6:23)
Side B (45 RPM) – Sum of Love (Lauer Remix) (7:51)