FCL is the pairing of two reputable producers in the underground house circuit, namely San Soda & Red D, individually and under the FCL guise, both artists have made a huge impact, although retained a quality over quantity approach, with only a string of releases out there on the likes of We Play House, Ferrispark, and Delusions Of Grandeur. Although these singles acted a striking indication of quality with each one garnering huge support from the masses, especially the duo’s critically acclaimed ‘Let’s Go’, on the 2010 ‘Vocals For Everyone’ EP.
Here, the duo, join the 2020Vision roster, ticking off another leading label to add to the already impressive discography. The original version of ‘Holding Our Nick’ opens the single, and as expected from FCL, the approach is no nonsense house music with all the elements to the equation. Crunchy drums, stabbing arp-style bass hooks, and soulful vocals build the foundations of the cut, while a blossoming tension runs throughout the structure, creating an ever-evolving feel and dynamism during its six and a half minute duration, the result, a classic house cut, tastefully crafted.
Up next is the ‘Frits Wentink Remix’, Wolf Music artist, Frits, aka Steve Mensink, adds some additional layers to the drum programming, and throws in his own intricate melodic lines to create a stunningly contrasting mix. Raw chords, gritty saw-wave bass, and baroque structural changes, make for an exciting listen here, and add a further weight to the package.
As does the final track on offer, the ‘Locked Groove Remix’, the Belgian producer, notably known for his work on, Hotflush, and Turbo Recordings, takes a more direct approach with the layout, opting for a steady, evolving pace and looped vibe, riding out the infectious groove and throwing subtle nuances into the depths of the background to keep things gradually blooming and evolving.
Published: 29th August 2013