The trio of Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky aka Apollonia has announced their second repress on the label honoring the life of house music legend and true inspiration to many in the industry, Boston producer Callisto. The original track by Callisto “Need Ur Love”, dating back to 97, is a historical masterpiece, which the trio has been playing around since the release back in the day.
The unfortunate and tragic news of the passing of Callisto aka Dana Kelley came in January prior to the Apollonia fabric 70 compilation. Inspired by the producer and his influence on shaping house music as a genre, Dan, Dyed, and Shonky are paying their honors to the artist by including one of his defining classics in the Fabric compilation, followed by an upcoming repress of the track on the Apollonia label.
Dana Kelley has been influencing the 90’s sound through his musical style and number of releases, inspiring new artists for decades. “Need Ur Love” was his debut EP, shaping the early identity of the Chicago label Guidance Recordings, which he became part of. His work will go down in history and he continues to inspire the new and upcoming generation, as a matter of fact when his name is mentioned you can still hear the veterans in the scene refer to him as a “mentor”.
This melodic, vocal-driven classic is layered with deep, hypnotizing echoes making it the ideal dancefloor groove, which caught the attention of the Apollonia trio back in the 90’s. Still one of the favorite tracks from their music selection, Dan, Dyed and Shonky have been using “Need Ur Love” for years behind the decks. The track mirrors perfectly the Apollonia sound, combining white music with black soul and the boys pay their tributes to Callisto with his track release on their label.
On the verge of a new movement in electronic music and growing global recognition, Dana Kelly’s mission still lives through the Apollonia revival of “Need Ur Love”, inspiring the new generation and staying true to house!
“Need Ur Love” out September 2nd on Apollonia, vinyl only release!