Ben Houghton - Beta Blocker
(£8.99 Incl VAT)
Melbourne label Momentary Records' first release features 2 original deep and driving house tracks from label founder & artist, Ben Houghton, joined by fellow Australians Harvey Sutherland and Inkswel on remix duties.
A heady blend of crispy 808 funk and luscious synths, title track Beta Blocker is a stripped back late night burner; equally effective on the dancefloor or cruising the streets on the car stereo. Long time friend Harvey Sutherland adds his signature clattering hi hats, percussion and disco claps to a booming 4 on the floor kick, crafting a 6 minute journey though layered juno 60 textures.
Inkswel does what he does best, freaking the track with his 'Drums Dub' - fit for b-boys and intergalactic travellers alike. Syncopated drums, dub sirens and tripped out vocals fill out the mix to an atmospherically blunted beat. Also from Houghton, Softly Spoken dives into deep, dubby house territory. A melody driven ode to the m-series, the track maintains an unmistakeable Aussie character; elevated by synth strings and swirling sawtooth arpeggios.
a1 Beta Blocker
a2 Softly Spoken
b1 Beta Blocker (Harvey Sutherland Remix)
b2 Beta Blocker (Inkswel Drums Dub)