After a fine run of EPs from the likes of Adam Shelton, Matthew Burton and Nick Lawson, the Back To You label turns to Greek producer Sek for its next EP, enlisting the services of Wilson Records boss Fabio Monesi to remix and complete the package.
Sek has plenty of accolades to his name, from residencies in Athens to working with Greek label The Sound of Everything via producing for labels like Music With Content. His first track here, ‘Cross Stitch’ finds the emergent producer laying down a big and bold New Jersey style house cut. Huge rubbery kick drums pin the thing to the floor as choppy, criss-cross percussion helps drive it along. Simple but effective chords bring some colour and warmth, helping to update this classic template for modern times.
On the remix, Fabio Monesi – a man with a passion for the old school who has shot to fame with EPs for Albion Records and on his own Wilson label – goes for a much more raw re-interpretation. His wooden percussion is splintered and grainy, and the kick drums are so heavy that rattle your rib cage as they pound below the hissing hi hats and dainty, vamping synths.
‘Fauxpology’ is Sek’s next original, and is one that barrels along with h=its chest puffed out. There’s an element of garage shuffle to the drums, and a liveliness in the gurgling, tumbling synths that makes you wanna shake those limbs like there’s no tomorrow.
Last track ‘Sundayz Dejabrew’ is the most spangled of the lot thanks to the scale-riding bass synth and diva wails that float about at the top of the track. Its pure, unadulterated house music that makes you feel something as well as dance.