From East Cork, Ireland comes John Collins, a house music producer for the last twenty years who has just recently started releasing his original tracks. Releases on Soulshift Records and Freche Fruchte have followed, as well as remixes for other artists and producers. Collins is also the promoter of the Brighter Days party in Ireland showcasing electronic music live performances and DJ sets from a wide range of artists.
After their first three well-received releases, Vision Collective Recordings have welcomed John Collins to the label for its next issue. The Introspective EP features four quality house tracks each with its own vibe. “Roll With You" is a piano driven dance floor track with a powerful female vocal sample, rhythmic bass, and a definite nod to the early 90’s house music sound. "Freestlyin’" is a true deep house track with subtle atmospheric keys and strings, ideal for those late night lounge and after party sessions. "Alone" takes one further into a deep groove with a heavy bass line, clever spoken vocal samples, and a jazzy sax line. The final track on the EP, "Deep Inside (Raw Mix),” is a darker, raw affair with solid grooves and tones.
Roger Sanchez - “Sexy!”
Marques Wyatt (Vanguard / Deep L.A.) - “I’m feelin’ this!”
Robert Owens - “Very cool vibe.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Smooth and tasty sounds. ‘Roll With You’ is cool and ‘Freestylin” is the stand out for me.”
Doc Link (Liberate Recordings - “Nice and smooth!”
Craig Stewart (Universe Media) - “‘Roll With You’ is very HOT! Tasty for the floor, cool old school sounding jam.”
Nick Holder (DNH Records) - “Nice and deep package. I’m feeling the entire EP.”
Al Bradley (3AM Recordings) - “‘Roll With You’ has definite mid-90s David Morales influences, always a nice touch. A solid release, wicked!”
Justin Harris (Music For Freaks) - “Great EP”
Bobi (Global Radio Movement, Club FM) - “Absolutely deep and emotional tracks. I love that cool driven style.”
Alex Dimitri (BBE Records / Yoruba Records) - “Nice EP!”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “Delicious deep house vibes loaded with celestial melodies.”
Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice Radio / Cafe del Mar) - “I love it … Superb quality.”