So, back at the helm for Wadsworth, and his latest release, we are glad to say, includes all those ingredients that make up his inimitable sound. Raw, swinging, edgy tech house, made with minimum of fuss but maximum groove. Two new tracks then from Kris, "You Called" and "Crushed", and ably assisting on remix duties is the ultra hot Chicago producer Tevo Howard, and NRK's Nick Harris.
"You Called" is a melodic builder, perfect warm up or late night tackle, with it's nagging bass hits, solid drum programming and floating chimes and keys. Nick Harris follows up recent remix work for Nite Grooves and Moodmusic with a solid remix that retains the original's melodic touches. "Crushed" is a darker slice of house, with a murky and reverberating production, with it's tough and stripped back drums, enveloping pads and pitch bending keys, Wadsworth creates some great warehouse vibes here. On the remix of "Crushed" Tevo Howard shows just why he's hot property right now, with a superb acid laced remix that keeps the shuffling rhythm of Kris' Original Mix and just lets the groove run. Howard has been responsible for some great music and remixes for Rush Hour, Rebirth and his own Beautiful Granville Records label, and is keeping the true house spirit alive in his productions.
"You Called"/"Crushed" gets a release on 12" vinyl and digital download in November.
Kris Wadsworth - Crushed (Original Mix and Tevo Howard Mix) clips by nicknrk