Artist : Quivver
Title : Takin’ Over EP
Label : Bedrock
Release : 27th July 2015
Genre : Progressive House
John Digweed’s Bedrock label is focused on releasing exceptional, forward-thinking electronic music, constantly working with some of the world’s finest artists, whose musical palettes are intensely inspired and musically diverse. Quivver (aka John Graham) is one such true musical innovator, renowned as being one of the scene’s most essential creators since the early 1990’s. Here, he once again returns to Bedrock with his “Takin’ Over EP”, showcasing three stunning new creations.
Time Go By is brilliant orchestral progressive dreaminess. Easily a last tune of the night, it marries that epic feeling of togetherness and positivity I feel is really missing from modern sounds. Thankfully, John delivers in spades. The beat has a unique doubledown feel coupled with a simple bass which causes the sensation of galloping in the early part of the track, and its these small attentions to detail which elevate it above the pack. The break is gorgeous. Summery and fun, the barely audible vocal is one of promise and happiness, then that dirty reese bass comes in and my ears prick up! Classic Quivver.
Takin’ Over continues that summery Ibizan vibe. Pleasant stabs and thoughtful percussions drive this cross over deep houser forward. “With Takin’ Over I wanted to do something for the summer with a slightly old school flavour. It’s the most melodic track I’ve written in a while and I specifically had Ibiza’s beaches in mind in the studio. I wanted it to be a track that would sound good pre-club, post-club and in a club – so the chord stabs are soft and the acid riffs sparse and echoed so it has a laid back feel and I layered some ambient noise in the background so it sounds a bit like it was recorded live at some outdoor beach club somewhere…” – Quivver
Lose Your Way is the sound of Quiver I most connect with. Dark, tribal and emotive, I would happily lose my way to this in a club! Guttural, deep bass notes rumble alongside the percussion parts and odd little noises which break the monotony magnificently. This is very much my cup of tea.
Another corking release from Bedrock, easily the most consistent digital label around.