Over the course of his twenty-plus-year-long career, Luke Solomon has made one hell of a name for himself: he's released dozens of singles and EPs on labels like Crosstown Rebels, Rekids, Cajual, and Playhouse, to name a few; founded his own imprint, Classic, with longtime friend and co-conspirator, Derrick Carter; dropped four albums; and had a hand in well over 100 remixes. As one might expect, it's a tremendous honor to now welcome the veteran DJ and producer to LPH, where we think he fits in perfectly, despite being the artist in our ranks with the most impressive tenure.
Things Wot I Done, Vol. I kicks off rambunctiously, with “Let the Rhythim,” a sharp, powerful house tune wrapped in a barbed wire knot of chunky synth hooks, loose drums, and looped vocals you'll find yourself immediately singing along with. “Wot U Du” is the acid-y complement to “Rhythim,” a more malevolent tune that sounds crisper and more focused, rendering it, arguably, more destructive.
The flip is commenced with a remix of “R U Ready?” by 50Weapon's Benjamin Damage, a buddy whom we've been courting to work with us for a year. His cut—which is the first effort yielded from his new hardware-centric setup—is a twisted, acid-laced techno one that'll
immediately ignite any dancefloor. The EP is finished with the Solomon original, which is no less punchy than Damage's version, but a little more bizarre and wonky; it's loaded with effects, unexpected twists and turns, and screeches that're plopped in, seemingly, at random. The 12” ends as it begins: with a bang.
As the title implies, this is presumably part of a series and we already can't wait to see what Luke does next.
Published: 4th September 2014