Ben Sun returns for his third Delusions Of Grandeur release with this solid slice of raw, old school house entitled Tricks On Wax. The London-based producer has been on fine form recently, slowly but surely becoming a name to watch and joining the pool of amazing talent coming out of Australia at the moment. As the boss man of the vinyl-only label Voyeurhythm Ben has had a string of underground gems but isn’t adverse to spreading his wings and knocking out originals and remixes for the likes of Quintessentials and Royal Oak.
Here on Tricks On Wax we find Ben in full on party mode, the lead track being a stomping Chicago-inspired cut taking a classic formula but cranking the heat up until it’s sweat-dripping-off-the-walls time. For those with an aversion to saxophone in house music, get your listening gear round this lot and tell us this doesn’t put a smile on your face. Flip over for Seven Sisters, a brilliant synth-heavy tribute to the early days of NYC house when the likes of Pal Joey, Jovonn and the Burrell Brothers ruled the dancefloors. Finally we have Special For You, which sees Ben drop the BPM’s for a mid- tempo freestyle jam, heavy on the samples but still managing to inject the track with his own sound and coming up trumps in the process.
Published: 21st April 2015