Whilst the club scene’s been disrupted to say the least in 2020, that hasn’t stopped some artists making serious headway with their productions ready for when we’re back on the dancefloor. One of the first names that should pop up when talking about the year’s finest releases should be Harry Wills. His ‘Sarky’ EP on Holding Hands oozed personality, his EP for 2X was one of the best of the series and his contributions to a plethora of compilation EPs have been fantastic. Now the Phone Traxx maestro makes his debut for Robert James’ Body Movement label with his ‘Vimto Paradox’ EP.
Wills, alongside associates Alec Falconer and Desert Sound Colony, have burst onto the scene in the past couple of years, not due to a strange stroke of luck but because they have a striking knack for knowing what gets people dancing. Our premiere Waiting For Rob is naturally no exception, the drums have that signature Wills swing and punch combination but it’s always the bassline where his music always seems to shine. The wiggling bassline is would be sure to deliver a hefty dose of energy to any weary dancer’s legs whilst the angelic melody chimes in for an added layer of signature quirk.
‘Waiting For Rob’ is lucky enough to get some downtempo remix treatment from Tim Schlockermann, twisting the track into a lush downtempo trip. Also featuring from Wills is title-track Vimto Paradox, a punchy number that feels fit for early in the night – or morning – thanks to its cozy melody, albeit the wiggles of acid ensure it’s not all plain sailing. Cap Snatching closes the curtains on the EP with a head-slicing breaks number though it maintains that signature Wills element of cheek with playful spouts of acid and a wonderful shape-shifting melody.