Eddie is a Midnight Shift family member and artist, with his tracks ‘Absolute’ and ‘The Warehouse’ hitting the festival circuit with plays by KiNK, Disclosure, Heidi and Duke Dumont. The label’s debut is Eddie’s own ‘Back2Basics’ EP, and it’s one where the music speaks for itself.
Integrity Records will be the primary outlet for the producer’s own material, – though releasing other’s works in the future is not precluded. The first release comprises four tracks showcasing the different shades of house as a well-loved genre. From classic to dub, contemporary to futuristic, “Back2Basics” offers a glimpse into the producer’s early house influences and more.
Far from a retro take on house music, ‘Back2Basics’ sounds like a lost classics gem unearthed from a time capsule, taking you straight back to the time when house was properly house. ‘Do It’ features Niguel’s now trademark melodies – big and straight up for the dancefloor. ‘Visions’ is a subtler, deeper take, infused with mood for a glistening warm up. The title track, ‘Back2Basics’ carries the scent of an instant classic while ‘The Way’ effortlessly merges the old and new for a bright way forward in 2016 – who knew it could be done? For the house music lover from KMS to Innervisions, now there’s Eddie Niguel and Integrity Records to fill in the gap.