Tuskegee Music was launched in May of 2014 by House Music dignitaries Seth Troxler and the Martinez Brothers. As a ‘label of cultural heritage’ the intention is to package up 90’s-minded 12”s that reach into the heart of Paradise Garage and shed a light on a fertile period of influence in dance music’s history.
Now - a year on from its inception - Seth offers up ‘Just Back’ - a brooding 2-track EP that demonstrates perfectly his ability to control tension to rapturous effect and finally satisfies the vehement anticipation bubbling between his peers with what’s set to be Seth’s biggest and most important record to date.
‘CZ’ kicks things off with a contrast that blooms steadily into focus; a jutting funk groove hustles under atmospheric patches that are built from swirling synths and distant orchestral phrases. Tight and purposeful hats propel progress ahead of a mangled organ line that lifts the tenor of the track towards its enlivening conclusion; a shift in intensity that Seth has learnt to harness over his ample experience as a DJ and now translate into a devastatingly effective record.
‘Junkyard Tool’ then snowballs behind rough and rattling percussion before thick, beaming synth sweeps and hallucinogenic high-frequencies are sat atop a full and bumping low-end set to do serious damage on the dance floor.
Published: 9th April 2015