I’ll be honest, I have been out of touch with my music over summer. Most of the new music I have heard has been through recommendations from friends, YouTube suggested videos or those unmissable bangers that I have heard out in clubs. I haven’t had the time to sit down with a brew, turn the speakers up and have a good old rummage through the depths of that wonderful website called SoundCloud. However the other day, I was lucky enough to get the time to have a good rummage.
At the beginning of summer a good friend of mine took me to an event that opened my ears to a deeper style of house music. The event was Fuse in London, the weekly free, but guest-list only event that takes place at the infamous 93 Feet East. My Sunday afternoon became a blur of red lights and low-frequency house music that reverberated through my body and fully shook up my tastes in music. From that day forth I have been constantly seeking this unique style of house that is known by its disciples as Fusic.
Now, I have digressed slightly, but the reason I tell you this is to place my latest SoundCloud gem in context. When searching through the page of Fuse resident Seb Zito, I came across his most recent mix that opened with the track Fresh by low-fi producers Max J and Coockies. The track instantly struck me with its dark bass driven rhythm and subtle percussion. The sound instantly took me back to that infamous room in Brick Lane.
As the track progressed to its second breakdown, a gentle organ enters that juxtaposes with the previous style established in the track. The sound instantly triggered that feeling of early morning catharsis, a feeling usually associated after club activities. It’s what reminds me of the smaller pleasures in life, unexpected sunrises, nature, simplicity, peace and great sex. If I’m not explaining myself very clearly, try listening to a track called About You by Producer XXYYXX.
I think it explains it better than I will. Music is a simpler medium for transferring emotions than language. I love the blending of the two styles on this track, that low frequency ‘Fusic’ bassline and the beautiful organ that work together to make something clearly greater than its parts. They are two different sounds that I saw as far from each other on the musical spectrum, brought together with ease on this track.
The organ loops with some gentle percussion until a female vocal enters. In an irate way she asks why I always have to be so fresh. Before I even have time to think…the song returns with its many layers to en-fuse me with its bouncing bass and classic house claps. This track isn’t linked to Fuse or the label in anyway but to me the two certainly connect in terms of style. This song has struck me to the core on a personal level and is one of those tracks that I will instinctively turn to when I’m thinking of something to listen to.
Currently there seems to be no information on a release and after scouring the Internet, SoundCloud is the only place you can listen to it. I have messaged the producers but am still yet to receive a reply. For now, I’ll keep hitting that orange play button on SoundCloud and offer my thanks to the producers themselves and Seb Zito for bringing this whole thing together.
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