27 November 2016, No. 216, Mona Rae, ‘Do Me’

I’m pretty sure it was Mike Trombley who uncovered the label on No. 216 for me at his Paradise party in Philadelphia, and I’ve been playing Mona Rae’s “Do Me” regularly since then. All it took was that big, zooming synth that cuts through right before the vocal starts. The horn-like lead synth sound isn’t bad either, and I like the phase shifting on the rhythm guitar. The whole song is both relaxed and exciting simultaneously. Tee Scott has a “mixed by” credit here, and as I’ve mentioned before, we’ll get to “Tee’s Happy” by Northend in the mid-400s, which has a similar feel. At this moment, however, just give it everything you got; don’t stop.