London producer George FitzGerald with a four track EP entitled Child on Aus Music. His productions combine the lush, melodic sides of house and garage with the more intense, jacking rhythms of dubstep and techno. His second EP for Aus fully explores the 4/4 end of his production spectrum to devastating effect with four tracks that are all designed with the peak time dance floor in mind.
FitzGerald once again manages to create a world in which garage, dubstep, house, R&B and a host of other musical influences happily co-exist. On Silhouette hints of warm acid, layered oscillating synth lines, propulsive beats and FitzGerald’s signature use of vocal samples make this a peak time affair, albeit an incredibly lush one. Reset is eight minutes of forward thinking UK Garage combined with the melodic sensibilities of Detroit techno. For the Silhouette remix, Roberts develops a relentless broken groove, occasionally punctured by brief piano interludes that recall the sounds of his 2011 debut full-length on Dial Records, Glass Eights. A breathtaking remix that sounds like nothing else out there at the moment.
Hotflush Recordings presents the follow-up single to George FitzGerald’s summer 2010 debut “The Let Down” and “Weakness”.Here we see the budding London-based producer reaching into the brighter side of post-dubstep and UK garage styles, achieving a mood that is both blissful and emotive. On the flipside, Scuba gives the original mix a churning techno re-flex under his SCB guise.
When combining the energy of Berghain and Panorama Bar, together with a (in context) unusual side of dubstep, the Sub:stance club manages to take out the best of both “sides” – and fuse them into a concrete monster. Even though the sharp and ambitious sound may seem a bit uneasy as well as clever, the direction in which Sub:stance is going seems more natural than ever. Keeping the essence of the sounds that define dubstep, as well as the tempos, structure and attitude while fusing them together with a very techno-fied city and all the inspiration, aspiration as well as unique sense of bass music – Scuba seems more than just fit to create a mix CD of it all.