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Awanto3 (also known for his work with Aardvarck and Kid Sublime on Rednose Distrikt) returns to Rush Hour with "Party" Volume 1. Moody and rolling MPC work outs with live accompaniment from a solid cast (Jos De Haas (New Cool Collective) on percussion and Stefan Schmid (Zuco 103) on keys). Broken beat heads look out .... this really smacks. TIP!
Backstory: “Party” was born in a small village located in Wallonia during a period of house-sitting for a family on holiday. Initially my mother was asked to take care of the chickens, goat, dog and donkey but eventually I decided to take care of them to relieve my mother. This week turned out to be a small nightmare, because I think the house was being possessed by a spirit that I had to deal with night and day. The vibe of the house was so grimy, due to the fact that there were calendars with all kinds of weapons and dark oak furniture, interspersed with a huge flatscreen and blinds at the ready to be rolled out when the sun started to go down (by request of the paranoid owner). This setting affected my sketches; a dark side that was looking for contra light weight. After I took care of the animals, I had an energy to escape to my MPC to make the basis for a possible new album. When I got back in Amsterdam, I started to work out some of the sketches I’ve made in the ghost house together with Stefan and Jos in Studio K at Sloterdijk.
Containing very much the essence of deep house throughout. Awanto’s skilled MPC usage and choice phrasing decorates the entire EP. A warm, spiritual affair that kicks and bumps enough for any dancefloor. If you like Moods and Grooves, Sound Signature, Andres, DJ Nature and such like - this is for you.
Support from Giles Peterson, Danny Krivit, Radioslave, Axel Bowman and Laurent Garnier.
Matt says: Warm n live house music inna similar vein to Andres and DJ Nature.
The Lime King