James Barnsley - James Barnsley – In The Woods EP
This summer sees British producer James Barnsley, a resident at the legendary Back to Basics in Leeds, launch his Vessel Records imprint with a release from himself featuring Scan Mode and a remix from Daze Maxim.
Having cut his teeth at ‘Basics’ playing alongside the likes of Chez Damier, Delano Smith and Josh Wink, Barnsley is well liked and recognised amongst the upper echelons of house and techno but its his productions for the likes of Get Physical, murmur and Overall Music that have helped provide a springboard for the Yorkshireman’s rep. Vessel Records, as well as an outlet for Barnsley himself, will also release music from DJ W!ld, Burnski and Honesty in the coming months.
‘In The Woods’ is one of Barnsley’s strongest works to date and pairs a laid back groove with an infectious hook and indiscernible spoken word sample in ‘Dinadon’. Using an understated rhythm and eerie atmospherics Hello?Repeat’s Daze Maxim engineers a sullen vibe in his remix of ‘Dinadon’ before Barnsley teams up with Spanish producer Scan Mode in ‘Colorado’ for a hypnotic number incorporating an undulating lead synth and ethereal pads.
James Barnsley ‘In The Woods’ EP drops on Vessel Records on 22nd June.