We’ve all been without over the last year but we’ve not been without good music. You can take away the dance floor but the drums keep on beating, the keys keep on playing and Dennis Quin and Edwin Oosterwal will keep on making prime time, thoroughbred, true-to-the-craft house music.
Two sides, two stories – as is always the case with these two long-time sparring partners – ‘Without You’ takes off where ‘Piano Occasion’ left us in 2019. A little more sincere and poignant in its hook but just as bubbly as it rekindles a classic sound that’s rooted in Italo but super-charged by NYC.
The US influences run deep on ‘Apollo’, too. Bold as brass; the drums hit with Vasquez or Romero muscle while the subs, subtle chords and those cascades on the fills all smack like a Van Helden or Todd Terry b-side dub from back in the day. Total, unashamed pumping. Just like we all will be when the good times roll again.
Available now on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/without-you/3305839