Samuel H. Simpson
After their second release (James Fox's 'Put It Back') enjoyed extensive deejay exposure from Akufen, Alexander Nut, Ben UFO and Brendon Moeller, Radio One plays from Mary-Ann Hobbs and Rob Da Bank, and praise from highly-respected musical scribe Philip Sherburne, London's Take Records can rightly claim to be putting into action their intent to release top grade forward-facing electronic music, whatever the genre, and reclaim the concept of deep as a by-word for worthy "proper"-ness, at the same time reviving the idea that earnest musical exploration is about intrigue and excitement, not knowing looks and wearing the right t-shirt. Take's third excursion comes courtesy of Manchester-born Samuel H. Simpson, who has recently released on Ripperton's Perspectiv imprint, as well as Robsoul recordings. Also included is a remix from 7even Records' star turn, F. Samuel's original track begins in true rolling techno fashion, filtering in the drums underneath thick square-wave bass and rattling percussion, then adding layers of rough, analogue synths before pausing at intervals to work towards an irresistable build-up and wind-down. On the flip, F creates a pulsating introduction with the original stabs pushed to the front of the mix, then releases the satisfyingly low-tuned bass in his trademark dubstep / techno crossover style. Advance support for both mixes has already come from discerning selectors such as Appleblim, Scuba, 2562, Alexander Nut, and Flight (Metalheadz) among others, with plenty more expected to follow in their path.