With dancefloor regulars such as ‘Shower Scene’, ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Boxfresh’ to his name, Michael ‘Huxley’ Dodman has built a reputation for warm, vibrant productions that border house and garage.
He has released on 20:20, Hypercolour, Losing Suki and Tsuba, four of the most respected labels in the industry. Now he turns to Rinse, an institution of a totally different kind, but one gradually leaning towards the burgeoning house scene. They’ve recently released records by the likes of Krystal Klear and XXXY, and added Optimo, Bicep and Daniel Avery to their radio ranks, making Huxley‘s EP a calculated move in the same direction.
‘Lost Love’ opens the EP with chopped vocals and skippy UKG percussion. The chunky, synth-led drop is fail-safe club material and demonstrates the profound influence of garage he spoke of in last year’s interview. ‘Who Am I’ is melodically more adventurous and noticeably more mellow, and gives the EP a neat and rounded balance. The closing track isn’t even house – it’s bouncing 2-step full of his trademark chord work and smooth basslines. Preview clips below.