A tight combination of Scumfrog remixes and productions, always reveling within the deepest beats, this musical g artiste practices a flair for classy club that puts others of his ilk to bottom-lip-wobbling shame. It's Houk's attention to genre and groove, and how different sounds meld, that makes Engagement such a marvelous spin
His first album ‘Extended Engagement’ (2003, EMI/Positiva/Effin) was a two disc mix compilation exclusively of his own productions and remixes, including his own singles We Love You, Music Revolution, and Learning To Fly. Jesse released more radio-friendly records under the alias Dutch, getting his first number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 2003, "My Time" which he co-wrote with vocalist Crystal Waters. The follow-up to "My Time" was the single "Why Should I Think About The Rain", featuring Grammy winning singer/songwriter and Rolling. In 2011, The Scumfrog reunited with his underground roots in the custom-made DJ set "A Place Where We Belong". Similarly to his debut album ‘Extended Engagement’, the mix consists of 12 original productions (some his own, some remixes of other artists).
1. You, Me, & the Music (Scumfrog vs. Milk & Honey). 1. Deep Sleep Dub (Scumfrog vs. Michael Moog). 2. Learning to Fly (Dub).
Extended Engagement (2xCD, Copy Prot. I wasn't really sure what to think when I first bought this mix CD. Now, though, after repeated listenings, I'm glad I did.
Extended Engagement is the slightly odd, sort-of debut full-length from über-blonde, bespectacled Dutchman Jesse Houk, aka The Scumfrog. Its a double CD mix collection of his major works to date, comprising his own compositions and important remixes, coming across as an artist debut, a best of and DJ mix all in on. ts all quality stuff and hangs together well, as youd expect with Houk being a highly talented chap. Its a telling example of the albums failing, though. There arent enough new Scumfrog productions for it to qualify as an artist LP, and too few of the unreleased exclusives we expect from great mixes. A few more months in the studio and Houks debut may have been more memorable. Simon Hawkins - From URB Magazine.
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