Other2Sides - Back Then (Muskox Records)

Muskox Records reaches into its hometown talent pool to proudly present Other2Sides' first single "Back Then". Hailing from Cheltenham, UK, Other2Sides introduces himself with a British house music sound that is nostalgic and bouncy with many of the characteristics of garage and the current bass scene. Sweetly pitched, chopped up vocals scurry about alongside percussive pitter patter. A strong kick and powerful bass line shadowed by a filtered lead organ really propel the track. Fernan Dust provides a different take on "Back Then" with his remix, following up on a recent EP on Muskox. A Venezuelan currently based in Berlin, Fernan deepens the mood with a slower tempo and more subdued sounds. Lovely, melancholic keys are responded to by brass stabs, and the rhythm is rearranged to provide a more rolling groove. The two versions accomplish different vibes, but both are just perfect for the summer season.

Graeme Park - "This is wonderful."
Chuck Love - "I love this chord change! Pads and pulse for mind and rump."
Vanilla Ace - "Cool tracks."
Gene Hunt (Rush Hour / Dope Wax) - "Nice outdoor vibe … I'm going to bang this next week in San Francisco."
Nick Holder (DNH Records) - "I'm digging it!"
Q-Burns Abstract Message - "Sharp stuff. I'm totally partial to the Fernan Dust remix … so deep, melodic, and emotive."
Natural Rhythm - "Bubbly deep vibe. Nice vocal and stab work."
Fabricio Peçanha (Moodmusic / Definition Records) - "I love this!"
Vincent Kwok - "Great deep house!"
Alexander East (Planet East) - "This groove … I dig."
Alkalino (Estimativa / Audaz Recordings) - "Summer vibes … nice one!"
DK Watts (Short Bus Kids) - "I dig Fernan Dust the remix … super deep with killer chords."
Jeff Berger (Dope Den / Fr33dom People) - "The Fernan Dust mix is a wonderful, deep journey … it's got a lovely and attentive arrangement, plenty of character, and something quite raw and simple. Very nice."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "A sure-fire dance floor weapon oozing with a delectable contemporary garage vibe."
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - "Slamming feel … I will be playing this at the Strawberry Fields Festival."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "The great old skool vibe hits it on the nose."
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - "Smooth bumping beats … house music with soul."
DJ Nartak (Nightflight / Klassik Radio) - "I like both mixes, especially the original with its retro-charm and cool synth-bass grooves. The girls will love it!"

Available now from Beatport.