||1.||"Born & Raised"|
||2.||"Born & Raised" (Frits Wentnick remix)|
With his illustrious past in bands such as The Rise, James Welsh has done well to branch out into deep house and establish himself as a force to be reckoned with. After past bouts on Wolf Music, not to mention Futureboogie and Losing Suki, he's back with a gutsy selection of house jams laced with plenty of soul. "Born & Raised" packs a mean funk, all organ stabs and hard swing with a righteous vocal lift, which Frits Wentnick bubbles down into a more streamlined remix. On the flip there's a cooler kind of cut sliding out in the shape of The Wire referencing "Fuzzy Dunlop", letting a laconic beat make nice with some thoughtful splashes of keys. "Tinkers Rucksack" may be a touch quicker but the fuzzy chords keep the tone of the EP consistent through to the last.
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