Luis Leon Ft. Kimono & Eric Volta – Borrowed Places

Not every bit of house music is as artily and patiently crafted as this. The man behind it is Peruvian producer Luis Leon and it’s surely going to be his biggest jam to date. Released on the Subjekt label it comes with a remix from Eric Volta, who is himself on a fine run of form.

The original features the vocal talents of Komono and is the sort of spacious, elegant track that marks the zenith of a considered set. The vocals are delivered in whispered, sexy tones and are given plenty of room to breathe. Around them, lazily, well swung drums and stormy bass notes grow to into a hymnal groove that will send floors wild. The Eric Volta remix skews the original into a more broken beat affair that echoes the work of Four Tet. It’s floaty light percussion brings a nice skip to the beats and his rasping synths sound properly tortured. Two meaningful tracks, then, that stand head and shoulders above the crowd.

About the Author

A house music veteran, growing up with the sound before it was even called ‘house music’. A successful DJ and producer in his own right, an ex-label and record shop owner. It’s safe to say house and techno music has been a large part of James’ life for longer than most of today’s clubbers have been alive. Despite being a self-confessed ‘underground monkey’ James appreciates the adage ‘house is a feeling’, and that the scene is all about bringing people together no matter what sound you’re in to."