Under the Local Artist alias (and later Slow Riffs), Ian Wyatt was one of the first Vancouverites to join hometown imprint Mood Hut's blazed deep house revolution. He's been rather quiet of late, with "Dancer" marking his first outing of any sort for nearly three years. Naturally, it's really rather good, with the title track delivering an exquisite blend of disco percussion, classic U.S garage musicality, proto-house synth flourishes, dub-wise bass and glassy-eyed deep house flourishes. Wyatt dives deeper on flipside "Dreamer", where impeccably rich and tuneful lead lines wrap themselves around another dub-style sub-bass line, echoing riffs and layered, tribal-influenced deep house drums.
Manu•Archeo, Replika (Quintessentials), Piers Soft Rocks (Mysticisms / TP), Ionik (Traveller Records, KGS), Maciek Sienkiewicz, FabioDellaTorre (Minimono/Bosconi), Andy Sims, Juno Recommends Deep House, Nick The Record, Kenneth Bager, Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Roberto S, Thomas Wood
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