Premiere: A2 – Josh Baker (feat JAXN) – Explore (Rich NxT remix) [SD007]

The seventh instalment on Luca Cazal and Brigante’s label ‘See Double’ is a formidable 3 track EP entitled ‘Explore’, produced by Manchester born artist Josh Baker. The EP is quite versatile, and contains 2 original productions from Baker himself as well as one remix. On side A, “Explore (Ft. JAXN)” contains powerful bass-lines with acid grooves which makes it perfect to unleash some energy. “Black Lines” maintains the same strong bass-lines as well as some darker acidic elements, which are more prevalent due to the absence of vocals.

This is the second appearance on See Double for Josh, and overall is a very well crafted EP. He recently stated: “After receiving some exceptional vocals from JAXN, ‘Explore’ wrote itself. I wanted to create a real peak-time song, one suited for all spaces and I’m happy to see it get consistently road-tested at DC10. ‘Black Lines’ is a moodier acid track that I feel compliments ‘Explore’ massively”. Early support of this EP came directly from Barac, whilst artists such as Apollonia, Ben Rau and Richy Ahmed have been regularly playing tracks of the young Manchester producer.

B1 is a remix of title-track “Explore”, which we are here premiering, and it is crafted by none other than one of FUSE London top boys’ Rich NxT. His remix has more of a housey vibe to it and would go down a treat at one of FUSE’s famous morning after sessions at Sonus Festival or open air rave at Studio 338. Rich here took out some of the intensity from Josh Baker’s original mix and made it deeper and funkier, with more prominent vocals along with the hi-hats, giving the track plenty of energy, sounding especially good with the sun high in the sky.

The EP is to be released on vinyl today 28nd June – be quick in finding your copy.

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