James Johnston / Liam Geddes / Tomson & Leader / Banjax
UNDERGROUND FREQUENCIES 2 EP
12" Vinyl UK
124Recordings return for their final release for 2013, again featuring four producers covering all bases of house music.
First up and needing no introduction is well respected producer James Johnston with the solid percussive drive of "Dont Need U" underpinned by a huge reversed bassline, punchy chords and hypnotic female vocal. Next is the rising talent Liam Geddes who takes things deeper with "Besoin D'Amour" with its soothing spoken vocal, delicate pads complete with depth charge sub and twisted horn sample. Third is the pairing of two producers/label owners, Tom Lynch of WeCtrl/Development Music fame and Eddie Leader of Hudd Traxx. Here "Mrs Saturday Night" slowly builds with delicate layers of bubbling synth before a sublime breakdown takes the track into a completely different direction. Finally but by no means least is Banjax with the warehouse throwback vibes of "Smoked" with its shuddering bass leading into bouncy chords and heavy 909 percussion. [info from ju]