Jordan Schultz & Ginny – My Heart

Artist: Jordan Schultz & Ginny

Title: My Heart

Label : Progline Records

Cat No: PRLI001

Released: 16.12.2013

Genre – Progressive House

Review by Andy Howarth

The lesser-known Progline records has snapped up this latest effort from Jordan Schultz & Ginny, entitled ‘My Heart’.

If i’m being honest, this really isn’t my sort of music at all, so i’ll focus on the production levels rather than pour unnecessary scorn on tracks that I personally probably wouldn’t choose. In terms of style, I feel these would predominantly appeal to Trance DJs looking for some material to see them through the earlier hours of the night. There’s plenty here that would lay ample foundations for the more euphoric records that would no doubt follow. There’s sidechained hissing in abundance and truck loads of fluffy keys riding over the techy synth stabs. Definitely the sort of track that would sit nicely alongside your arsenal of Anjunadeep records. It must be said that the vocal is truly awful. Really cheesy, and takes away the credibility of the record as a whole. I’ve long since felt that vocals are a very tricky beast to handle, and done correctly they can transform a good track into a timeless one. Thankfully the guys have included an instrumental version of the track, so you needn’t worry about being burdened with the cringey vox on the original.

Sterbai heads up the only remix on the package, and it’s a rather fine effort as well. Taking things down a Techno detour, the prominence is given to the looped synth stabs, to great effect. The vocal has largely been stripped away (although removing it completely would have garnered the most praise from me), and instead there’s piles of lushly crafted percussion. A decent EP all in all, but the Sterbai version is easily the pick of the bunch.

About the Author

Born of the Oxfordshire countryside, Andy has always preferred the quaint aspects of life around a historic city to the hustle and bustle of places like London or Birmingham. That said, the desire to satisfy his thirst for live music has led to him fleeing the tranquility of rural life on a regular basis, in favour of regions where the nightlife doesn't have to come to an abrupt end at 3am.