Remember that time I interviewed House veteran Roger Sanchez, when he stopped in San Francisco as part of his “Return of the S-Man” tour? Well, whether you read the interview or not you can revisit it HERE. During the 20-minute interview Roger said he had lots of new music coming out under his S-Man moniker, which embraces the deeper and darker side of House music. Among other tracks, the S-Man said he had a song coming out with British House producer/DJ Huxley. That song is out now, called “Callin'”, and to my pleasant surprise it’s part of a Huxley four-track EP called The Machine EP, out today on Aus Music.
Fans of the more underground side of Dance Music probably recognize the name Aus Music. Founded in 2004, Aus Music is the result of a union between Simple boss Will Saul and Ninja Tune artist Fink. They’ve released music by guys like Dusky, Bicep, Breach, Leon Vynehall, and plenty more. The label prides itself on detail, musicality, lush melody, an irresistible groove and a healthy dose of dub – and we get a lot of that from The Machine EP. The opening track is “Callin'”, the collaboration between the S-Man and Huxley, and it’s a straight up House banger, perfect for the dance floor. “Machina V2” goes deeper, with more melody and vocals, as “Tendered” rocks the bass line hard, and “Oil Spill” has a serious driving beat. Huxley, far before this EP, has proven himself as a producer and so I always make sure to give his latest releases a listen. The Machine EP is a prime example of some solid bass-heavy House music, especially if you’re into deeper tunes and underground club life.