Exclusive Premiere: Chopstick & Johnjon – Catalisa

Artist: Chopstick & Johnjon
Title: Momentum EP
Label: Suol Records
Released: 1st December 2017
Genre: Deep House

Suol Records head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon have gone back to basics with their latest offering. The four original tracks on their Momentum EP are the result of some extensive studio jam sessions – getting deep into the grooves, tweaking all the sounds live and later distilling the best bits from the recordings while hardly making any changes.

The idea behind this spontaneous approach to the production process was to achieve a rougher, dirtier sound that captures the freshness of a live jam. These sounds can also be heard in the track ‘Catalisa’, which adds a layer of disco funk to the synth jam with its bass guitar sample and organ stabs that dance around a filtered vocal sample in the background. The playful sounds of this track prove you don’t need many elements to make great house tracks if you know what you are doing, and Chopstick & Johnjon certainly do!


About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.