“A refined edge to the productions shimmers across the whole thing and when the breakdown fizzles out into a textbook drop its house music at its most joyous and instinctive. This is proper hands in your hear wide eyed grin tackle.”
I’ve started a brand new column on Beatsandbeyond.com where I pick the best clubbing picks, in my eyes, each month in Liveprool. I did do this originally on here back in January but this will now be a monthly thing over on BnB – I’ve even got my own Editors profile and everything.
You may have noticed the theories on this blog of Darren Williams, who scours the alternate takes on life to throw those HUGE posts that crop up once or twice a month on here. Well, alongside his leftfield views and opinions the dude has a pretty slick love for the more rustic side of dance music; think classic jungle, swinging garage (from the UK and the US) and classy groove heavy house.
So this post here is doffing the cap to the revelatory find Darren made of Red Bull Music Academy’s take on NYC house, and some of the defining figures in the city’s contribution to Jack’s groove. There is tons of information on here, and any enthusiast of the genre has loads to dip into. Nice one Red Bull, and nice one Darren.