Premiere: Cameron Traxxx – Ill See U
"Strictly club music" is the order of the day on the inaugural project from new label Merge Layers, founded by Italian producers (and Radar Radio regulars) Natlek and Nobel. Out on Monday, their first compilation features contributions from artists such as Mamboussa and Kieran Loftus (PTP/Gang Fatale). We're premiering 'ill See U', a choice cut from 28-year old Neal Dexter – aka Cameron Traxxx – originally from Philadelphia but having lived in Chicago for the last couple of years.
Working only with hardware and influenced primarily by underground Chicago house, Mr. Traxxx makes raw, unfussy dance music that expertly blends old-school and contemporary flavours. Is that a recipe for timeless music? Whatever, this track is ace, and it sits comfortably amongst the more bass-leaning elements of the compilation. The ringing bell acts as a call to the dancefloor, before blocky playground keys strut around a rudely funky bassline. Then the titular vocal sample rears its head, endlessly on the verge of swirling away into the ether. Let this one play out all the way.
Merge Layers Function Vol. 1 is out 28th Nov, and you can grab it right here.