Keepin' the legacy; it could be our motto here at Hizou and it is certainly what we humbly try to achieve with all of our music. Which makes it the perfect title for this our fifth release, a various artists affair featuring four producers from two continents with one aim: quality house music inspired by the classic sounds we love from Chicago, Detroit and New York.
Hizou debutant James Duncan has a pedigree to envy being not only an in-demand trumpet player for the likes of Metro Area and DFA, but also an acclaimed producer for Dance Tracks and Real Soon amongst others and owner of his own superb label, Le Systeme. Although originally from Toronto, it is Duncan's adoptive home of New York that looms large over Track A. Old-school Big Apple house and garage flavours percolate what is an already irresistible groove.
Enigmatic producer G Marcell also makes his first appearance for us with the achingly groovy Peace Awaited. And the Chicago-based artist -- who has worked alongside the likes of Aesthetic Audio's Keith Worthy -- makes an instant impact as this beautifully measured cut is infectious, emotive and ass-shaking in equal parts.
Detroit old-school legend Gari Romalis returns to the fold after his recent solo debut for Hizou with the mighty The No Beat Left Behind EP. Here with the equally-impressive We Here he does what he does best; no nonsense, chunky, floor-throbbing house music of the highest order.
Mellowing the mood a touch, label owner Satore makes a welcome homecoming with a track that is arguably his most accomplished, contemplative and mature to date. Tribute To The Roots (Extended Mix) is a downtempo delight drenched in soul, bathed in melancholy and is quite simply the perfect close to the EP.
A1.- James Duncan - Untitled # 2
A2.- G Marcell - Peace Awaited
B1.- Gari Romalis.- We Here
B2.- Satore - Tribute To The Roots (Extended Mix)
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