Every year, Fred P puts out a compilation EP on his very own Soul People imprint. Featuring big names such as Move D and Levon Vincent, the cuts also showcase lesser-known artists to complete the atmosphere-orientated 12"s.
Brendon Moeller's 'The Spark' kicks things off with a disjointed bassline that cuts through building spectral pads. Esther Duijn and Lapien offer up similar sandy rimshot workouts with sporadic eerie pads, but Fred P's 'Purple' is the real standout. Fred showcases his jazz and soul infused style of house with an attentive groove underpinning subtle synth moods. Whilst these tunes follow a chilled and atmospheric theme, there's enough in this EP to keep listeners interested both at home and on the dancefloor.
The Spark – Beat Pharmacy [Soul People]
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Words by: Nick Jesson