Interview: Reelow

Spanish house talent Reelow makes a much welcomed return to the renowned Solid Grooves Records imprint for the release of his latest single, ‘M.O.N.E.Y’, which comes as a collaboration with Samira.

The track joins a roster of music that has seen outings on labels like Mindshake, TBX Records, and Desolat in the past, and puts the Barcelona-based producer in a great position to close out 2023 in the best way possible.

We spoke to Reelow about the new single, how he came to work with Samira, what else we can expect to hear from both himself and his Reecords imprint in the near future, and more. Read the full interview below.

How are things in the life of Reelow right now?

To be honest, it’s just getting better and better. I’ve had a busy year, probably my best so far. I’ve been in South America this year three times already, plus summer in Europe was insane. I am keeping my body and mind fresh to be able to go straight back to the studio during the week and after the weekend.

You just returned to Solid Grooves to release your new single ‘M.O.N.E.Y’, how would you describe the track in your own words?

First of all, it’s really good to be back on the main label of the Groovers. I think ‘M.O.N.E.Y’ is a proper dancefloor track. The lyrics were written by the talented singer Samira from Amsterdam. She sent me a pack of her vocals, and I chose this one. It’s a funny one, I think. I think it’s easy to relate to the words.

The groove is a simple rolling one, but there are a few breaks and other things going on in the background to keep your ears locked. Tell me, does it work?

And how did you come to work with Samira?

We have a dear friend in common, Lola Flores, a DJ from Amsterdam. One day, she messaged me about Samira, and I asked her to send me some material – the rest was simply grooving.

Was there no talk of putting remixes or other originals on the release to make it an EP?

If I’m right, Solid Grooves prefer focusing on originals. I personally prefer it too. If a solo track can go big, it means the record is a real and true A-side song.

You’ve put tracks out with Mindshake, TBX Records, and Desolat in the past, what do you typically look for in a label when you’re considering them for a release?

Honestly, Desolat was the only one where I sent demos for years until the tracks were confirmed for a release. The rest of the labels usually come by request, which I think is healthier. As artists, we should focus on our music, and the label or the A&R will usually find us so we can keep our workflow and focus on the essentials.

And your label, Reecords, who can we expect to see on there in the coming months?

We just had KIRIK, who is a rising star, and we have PUFFF, rAF., Brown Vox, Marian (BR), and many other new talents coming up on the label. I prefer to support the newcomers.

Obviously, we have a few ‘big names’ coming in 2024, but let’s keep it for the future. 2024 will be a strong year with some vinyl releases, fresh merch, and more label showcases.

Do you have a favourite record label?

Solid Grooves Records and Solid Grooves RAW, Hotraxx, Boogeyman, Pakate, Tamango, Take Notes, Slapfunk, Nature, uh, there’s a lot.

Is there anything else you would like to mention before we go?

Thanks for having me, and I’ll catch you soon!

Reelow – M.O.N.E.Y is out now on Solid Grooves Records.