Arctor & Jay Hill - Mercurial
After making her debut on Freq Traxx, Volume 1, Philadelphia-based producer Jay Hill returns to Superfreq for a full release, this time in collaboration with up- and-coming Scot, Arctor.
Hill has landed on King Street Sounds and iRecords with her highly hypnotic sounds and is very much one of the rising stars of the modern scene. Her partner here is Arctor, and their collaborative single finds plenty of fresh new ground in tech house.
Standout opener ‘Mercurial’ is built on solid beats and splashy hi hats. Real tension comes from the warm, rich chords and some trademark Superfreq trippiness is delivered from the acid melodies and spoken word vocals. This is a timeless piece that sounds perfectly retro and modern all at once.
Asad Rizvi is a UK artist with a rich history that dates back 20 years. Asad's work as Silverlining, focussing on his darker, dubbier and more dancefloor orientated material, has had releases on labels such as Tag, Eukahouse, and Japan’s Ing Recordings. Here his brilliant remix starts with a warm, shuffling house groove littered with micro samples that have you immediately hooked. When the bassline drops the club will wiggle until the chords lift you into pure bliss.
Label boss Mr.C then steps up with a remix that takes proceedings back to the offbeat, with old school electro rhythm sequences containing hypnotic cow bells and driving claps. C cleverly chops the vocals to create a different slant on the original song, but one littered with old school 303 vibes that are perfect for club detonation.
This is another forward looking package from the always on point Superfreq.
1. Mercurial (Original Mix)
2. Mercurial (Silverlining Remix)
3. Mercurial (Mr.C Remix)