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When the summer comes calling for a season of ardent European clubbing, you can be sure that Defected Records aren’t far behind with a sensational summer hit. Far more familiar with the Mediterranean sun than the vast majority of us, Italian born House aficionado Stefano Ritteri takes his Solo moniker for a sun kissed stroll alongside Simon Dunmore’s beloved imprint with the deep and delicate vocal groover ‘Home Is Where The Hurt Is’.
Based on the melodic stylings of French vocalist Camille’s song by the same name, the London based producer drives a sun kissed complexion of ambient grandeur in the name of all things holy and House music. Armed with South London’s freshest vocal sensation Syron, the 19-year-old’s deeply soulful top line weaves perfectly between the intricate grooves and steady analogue stylings of this club-minded remake.
Balancing vigorous stamina with easy-woven melodic stylings throughout, this punchy uppercut of contemporary Mediterranean flavour makes for the perfect pre-requisite to Solo’s forthcoming world tour and that season that such potent House gems were made for.
If Mark Brown has proven one skill outside of his own studio work over the years, it is his abillity to catch big names before they explode. In the same vein as Eric Prydz and Steve Angello, latest young singing Pierce Fulton drops an unforgetable debut EP ‘Pardon My French’ for CR2 Records on October 10.
Nineteen-year-old Fulton first wowed CR2 with an incredible remix of the summer anthem ‘Don’t Be Afraid’, gaining him genuine credibility amongst Mark Brown’s renowned label before they snapped him up under their artist management group.
For his label debut the young producer has pulled out every stop imaginable, using the powerful title track as an epic showcase of his gritty and boisterous take on Electro House, whilst ‘taking a step back with ‘For Me’ to the rigorous progressive vibes somewhat reminiscent of early Pryda material. ‘Lay Right Here’, however, takes us to the euphoric realms where the bridge between Progressive House and Trance collide for an emotive vocal charged anthem of building keys and distant synth leads.
Proving his outright studio dexterity and promising knack for all avenues within Electronic Dance music, Fulton does himself proud in this CR2 debut of many colours and incredible sounds.
Check back later this week for our exclusive interview with Pierce at THDB!