Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Brad Peterson - Frequency Resonance - Black Key Records

Black Key are making a habit of head-hunting house’s hottest underground talent. BLM, Ethyl, Flori, Giovanni Damico and Milton Jackson are amongst those who have been drafted in for the cause so far and now the Brighton-based label have turned to the trusty skills of Brad Peterson for their latest vinyl adventure.

Smart move on the part of Black Key too as the Edinburgh-based producer once again produces a star turn with three tracks of undoubted quality and enjoyment.

Monsoon, a rollickingly good ride throughout it has to be said, paves the way with a thumping and thundering cosmic journey through the grey area between house and techno aided and abetted most ably by an infuriatingly infectious kick and a lovely little spaced-out groove.

For something somewhat less frenetic, the flipside double are almost trademark Peterson. Whether turning his hand to deep house, techno or a genre-bending hybrid, there is always a pronounced musicality, a hint of jazz even and a certain panache that marks out the gently-spoken American producer's output from so much of the pack. He’s at it again here.

Sit Back is a laid-back, loose-fingered and slightly melancholic take on the deep that has class running through it like the word ’Brighton’ through a stick of rock. Cloud Remedy is even more delightful, classic deep house with no more than a nod and a wink to the genre’s pioneers, notably the masterful Larry Heard. But it is distinctly Peterson and the man at his finest too, a phrase that seems to be ’on repeat’ when listening to his work these days. Long may that continue. 

Check out:
Brad Peterson @ FB
Black Key Records @ FB
Frequency Resonance @ Juno

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