UK producer Ross Tones a.k.a. Throwing Snow has shared the VIP rework of “Avarice”, the title track of his forthcoming 12″ on Houndstooth. The single will include two versions of “Avarice, which first appeared on his debut “Mosaic” LP back in June, along with “As You Fall VIP,” which features London-based artist Py and a closing remix of “Hypnotise” from Aus label head Will Saul with Komon and vocalist Kid A.
“Avarice” will drop on December 1st 2014.
The second single from Huxley’s debut LP ‘Blurred’ drops on Nov 10th on Aus in the form of ‘Give 2 U’ featuring FEMME on vocals and Will Saul and Komon on remix duties.
In much the same way as Huxley’s impressive rise over the past few years, FEMME has become a serious name to watch recently. As vocalist in Radiohead-collaborator Nigel Godrich’s band, Ultraísta, FEMME has won many a plaudit but recently it’s her solo single ‘High’ and her collaborative work with Crewdson as Eckoclick on the brilliant Sonic Router that have been turning heads.
For ‘Give 2 U’, Huxley ditches the 4:4 and delves into his rave past with a powerful breakbeat groove that underpins FEMME’s stirring vocals alongside gentle, bending melodies. Returning to house, Huxley counterparts guttural, dark garage bass with the original’s blissed out keys and vocals for his ‘Club Rub’.
Aus Music boss Will Saul teams up with Komon for the second remix of ‘Give 2 U’ and delivers a slowly unfurling and heady percussive cut that blurs the lines between house and West-Country breakbeat sounds while allowing the vocals to shine.
‘Soopafly’ closes out the package and sees Huxley exploring the swagger of UK Garage more than ever before.
Huxley feat. FEMME ‘ Give 2 U’ is released Nov 10th on Aus Music/!K7.
Bristol producer Ashley ‘Woz’ Westlake is rightfully dubbed by most of the London music cognescenti as a ‘dope genius’: EZ, Toddla T, Roska, Foamo, Skream and Marcus Nasty have all been playing his records across town for a while now; the rest of society got to know when he dropped his remix of Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ featuring Childish Gambino.
Woz’s first release as a solo artist is a trademark affair: dark, subliminal basslines mixed with snappy, organic beats. For the special occasion he’s enlisted Joel Compass on vocals giving a lilting, uplifting vibe to Woz’s more Machiavellian, technical ablilties: there’s something intrinsically tribal here, and yet Woz’s music is so of the city that it’s almost inseparable from warehouse raves, sweating walls and sweeping car headlights across late night streets.
The EP has been paired with an equally infectious B-side, “Keep’ with producers Adelaide and Komon providing a brighter and snappier take on the single. Listen to the original and the Adelaide version below and go here to preview the full EP. Out now on Black Butter. Get it here.