EPM turn their attention to house music for the third instalment of their twenty-year anniversary featuring Eddie Fowlkes, Jon Dixon, DJ 3000 and Rico & Sonny.
To mark EPM’s 20th anniversary the platform have been releasing a series of EPs, each one focussing on a different genre. In May they brought you a taste of Techno with Robert Hood, Ben Sims, James Ruskin and Mark Broom each delivering their distinct production skills, while June sees the release of their second EP bringing together cuts by some of Electro’s leading lights – The Advent & Zein Ferreira, Carl Finlow, Detroit’s Filthiest and Modulator (a.k.a. Freddie Fresh).
For the third instalment, first up is Detroit Techno founding father and the TechnoSoul innovator himself Eddie Fowlkes, who delivers a classy opener in ‘1-2-3’ that’s deep yet vibrant and showcases his legendary status. Next is a fellow Motor City modernizer, Jon Dixon whose musicianship and productive talent takes him from jazz to techno which he skilfully brings to ‘Mack & Bewick’. Motech Records’ founder DJ 3000 brings us the spirit of ‘Summer 1995’ as he briefly steps away from techno to give us this uplifting sun-drenched stunner. Final track ‘The Beat’ comes from Rico & Sonny, the pseudonym of Chicago based DJ duo and production team of Adam Stolz and the talented Tim Baker, recorded before his devastating and untimely passing – this record is dedicated to him.
‘EPM20 – EP 3′ will be released on July 30th via EPM and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
1. Eddie Fowlkes “1-2-3”
2. Jon Dixon “Mack & Bewick”
3. DJ 3000 “Summer 1995”
4. Rico & Sonny “The Beat”