Leeds-born, Canada-based Vessel Records co-founder James Barnsley provides the imprint’s next release titled ‘Big Move EP’.
Known for releases on labels like Politics of Dancing Records, Overall Music, Innercircle and Frole Records, Back To Basics regular Barnsley begins 2018 by returning to his Vessel Records imprint with ‘Big Move EP’. Consisting of two low-slung originals, the release also includes remixes from Bass Culture founder D’Julz and Cabinet Records bosses Cabdrivers.
A compelling groove lays the foundation of ‘Time’ whilst quivering synths operate throughout, leading into D’Julz’s remix that twists the original into a moody roller with tightly executed 808s at its core. ‘Forgiveness’ starts with clanking percussion as melodies add to the heightening atmosphere, while the Cabdrivers remix takes the key elements of the original and plays with the harmonies to make them coarser.
James Barnsley ‘Big Move EP’ drops via Vessel Records on 2nd April 2018.
2. Time (D’Julz Remix)
4. Forgiveness (Cabdrivers Remix)