RiL018 Metro - Rush Hour (Nu Groove)

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NuGroove are back on the blog and it's not likely to be the last time either!  One of the most influential labels of my formative years NuGroove was largely produced by Rheji Burrell who was once again behind Metro alongside Peter Daou, who went onto be a legendary engineer himself, notably working alongside Danny Tenaglia through the 90s.  NuGroove releases were highly sought after by collectors hence there being very few Mint copies available, when they turn up they tend to be very expensive. This release by Metro was not a big record at all, it's very much an in-the-mix track that DJs would play to continue the groove.  I recently read in Rush Hours fanzine an interview with Rheji, where he tells us that he never spent longer than 2 hours on a track.  I realised this must have been the key to understanding why those simple arrangements worked so well for DJs wanting stripped down grooves.   We tended to over produce and over arrange from a song format when US producers left it raw.  Mint copy going to cost you £50 plus I'm afraid.  But there is a great compilation of The Burrell Brothers work on Rush Hour called 'The Nu Groove Years 1988-1992 that is an excellent introduction to the sound.  Metro - Rush Hour from $1.15 please is taken from the>music:factory mix part two and starts at 8.48.