Welcome back, Medlar! After talking about his appearance on Wolf’s Family & Friends last week, the UK’s unsung hero of house music has returned to Delusions Of Grandeur for his third EP and you’re in store a proper treat.
One DJ who’s been releasing on Wolf Music (and more), Wahwah 45s as well West Friends label run by himself and FYI Chris. One might say he knows what he is doing when it comes down to ‘house remixes’. His edits & mixes have hit the spot with authentic raw sound that always works magic at dance floors across the globe. Just ask Glenn Astro, Disclosure or Billy Cobham.
Medlar – Interruptor.
He takes in percussive tools, deep and dusty basement jams with his latest release. Lead track “Interruptor” is deceptively simple but devastating on a big system; chopped up percussion that wobbles speakers bass- heavy kick + familiar sample from back when rave was still new, to give you some idea about how he makes music for those who love everything about this type of party!
I Wish is a perfect example of how to make an old school house track sound modern. The low slung drums and fat bassline are really what sell this one, but it also has some great vocal work from Kim Anh that makes her stand out against all those average singers we hear on Top 40 songs nowadays.
Flip over to the other side of the 12” and you’ll find Cable Street, a techy house jam with some percussive goodness for more peak-time sets. Medlar knows exactly how to make his tunes stand out without all of those extra bells and whistles, keeping things stripped back while still featuring complex stabs front and center. It always sounds like he has something special up his sleeve!
Turn Things Around.
Last but not least with its deep, 1990s NYC vibe and epic pads that slowly build into a catchy piano stab bassline with organ riff; “Turn Things Around” is one of those B2 tracks you’ll find yourself listening to over again soon after hearing it for the first time peaking at a festival or club event.
The tracks were written and produced by Medlar. The vocal on I Wish is written and sung by Kim Anh. Both the digital files and a vinyl limited edition (200 copies) are available through Medlar’s Bandcamp account. And ships out on the 8th of July.
DJ | MUSIC CURATOR & SELECTOR | PODCAST MAKER | BLOGGER
Professional online interpreneur. Coffee practitioner. Electronic music culture maven. Total music guru. Infuriatingly humble problem solver. Food & sports fanatic.