Taking time out from making angular electronica cum techno garage hybrids du jour, Versa starts a new label for his love of dub. Everything irie! Check.
Known for his vocal hardstyle anthems, The Pitcher is back on Fusion delivering another big hitter for the winter months, with an infectious pitched-up vocal and catchy melody in the main break and drop. Adding some euphoric sounds on this very dark raw label but steering clear of being too obvious in the intro and outro sections compliments the breakdown well.
Chirpy disco/deep house three-tracker from new label signing, Pleasure Planet. Title track features a vocal delievery from the one-and-only Kim Ann Foxman.
Sure, there are points on his ‘Candle Coast EP’ where Ben Jacobs sounds like a lot of other producers making happy, overtly musical 4/4, but then there’s also ‘Dancrodile’ - a guitar-flecked marimba-driven funkster of a production that’s a proven grey-London-morning-pick-me-up. It’s the glaring hit in the middle of a solid three-tracker that just builds and builds melodically to the point where you can actually taste the serotonin seeping into your central nervous system.