L.I.E.S. linchpin Delroy Edwards returns to rework analogue house styles into his own distinctive hybrid. I can’t get enough of the helium vocal on ‘Can u Get With’ or the industrial throb that collapses into rave piano on ‘Always (Edit)’. The Gene’s Liquor label can be relied on to update all the yearning, woozy greatness of early house for 21st century dancefloors.
12" £8.49 GL 002
12" on Gene's Liquor.
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L.A based house geeza Delroy Edwards follows his streak of weighty releases on L.I.E.S with Can U Get With on the newly-emerged Gene’s Liquor label. It’s a cool, upbeat 12” with buckets of positive vibes waiting to be drenched over club crowds.
The release is littered with big kicks, cycling hats and lounged-out chords, most evident on flagship tune ‘Can U Get With’. Yes Delroy, I can, and I will. There are chops of pitched up vocals that hark right back to the 2011/12 future garage scene, all tied up in a banging NYC house package. A2 brings an edit of ‘Always’, which shares a bit more with low-slung tech house at first until some unashamedly classic piano stabs drop in as do the vocal chops again - it’s as if Mosca or Joy Orbison were at their peak in the late 90s. Edwards is like the house incarnation of Funkineven, if their previous collaboration is anything to go by.
The B side closes the 12” with a balearic bassline leading to some subtle jazzy keyboard twinkles for that sunrise on the beach sound, one for the early morning for sure. Overall a rich 12” houser, taking influence from across dance music’s history. And it's great fun, too.
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