RJ Fletcher ‘Double Down EP’ – Tact Recordings
Manchester based DJ/Producer Richard Fletcher launches a brand new label in the shape of Tact Recordings and kicks off proceedings with the ‘Double Down EP’ featuring a remix from Deep House veteran Rick Wade.
Richard has been causing a stir amongst Deep House lovers over the past couple of years with a string of releases that have certainly made their mark. His EP alongside label partner [Aura] on Deep Edition Recordings was an outstanding debut, leading to releases on 3AM Recordings and the much-lauded Fear Of Flying imprint.
Kicking off this latest EP is ‘Double Down’ a smooth, airy track with a classic house sound. The record opens with stripped, razor sharp percussion before blossoming into a warm and emotive groove built around rich looped pads, subtle but effective bass notes and a wonderful shuffling Hammond riff.
For his remix of ‘Double Down’, Rick Wade jazzes up the original, adding his own analogue twist and signature swinging drum pattern to create his ‘Double Detroit’ re-interpretation.
‘Over Defy’ steps out of the deep house mould, showing Fletcher’s versatility as a producer as he delves into darker territory with a track that exudes an eerie atmosphere whilst retaining it’s dancefloor sensibilities.
‘Finally we have digital excusive, ‘Lazy Days’ which rounds off the package perfectly, offering up, as the name suggested, a laid back cut that utilises low slung drums and warm organic brass sounds to provide a sublime wind down record.
The result of the EP is certainly a solid start for what looks to be a label with high ambitions. RJ Fletcher provides high quality house music with style and a broad stylistic spectrum and is certainly one to watch.
RJ Fletcher’s ‘Double Down’ EP is released on Tact Recordings in March.
DJ Feedback :
Christopher Rau (Smallville) – Buy it!!!!
Anton Zap (Ethereal Sound) – House music all night long, will play and support. thank you.
Brothers’ Vibe – Double Down (Original Mix) – Will be killing this!!
Baaz (STHLM / Uzuri / Quintessentials) – I like. Good release. Will play. Thanks
Jef K (Crack & Speed) – Nice deepness in here !! thx a lot will play…
Ethyl (Secretsundaze / Tsuba) – Wade bringing the heat on this one. nice release.
Further support from Burnski, Arnaud Le Texier, Stojche, Raresh, Gerd, Ugly Drums & Huxley…
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