House hero Mr G and techno veteran Forbes collaborate again
The ‘Time To Dip’ EP was inspired by what Mr G heard before his set at a FUSE night at Printworks back in March.
Mr G aka Colin McBean commented: “Gotta say, this EP really is born outta standing on the stage before my set at FUSE at Printworks and listening to what was being played. When I got back I said to D (Duncan) that I wanted do something based around what I had heard, never really thinking Enzo or FUSE would get it, but how wrong we were. It’s another fab meeting of minds with D, which makes this joint EP so different yet special… I feel it covers many different bases and tempos, a real gem. Looking forward to see what folk make of it.”
Friends for many years, having known one another since Forbes’ Animated project, their collaborations on Phoenix G and 49North and recent LP All Under One Moon have seen the duo uncover a selection of high-quality cuts from across the house spectrum – and here they showcase their innate chemistry across four tracks loaded with quality.
Title track ‘Time To Dip’ is classy house music that packs a punch typical of that trademark sound we’ve come to know and love. It’s heavy and tough yet stripped back and unquestionably dancefloor focused, all softened by hooky female vocals and hazy textures. Duncan’s ‘Sherbert Dip’ mix highlights the vocal and brings it to the fore as shuffling drums and sweeping melodies build around the elements. The flip welcomes ‘All Night’, a delightfully vibrant track pairing rich rhodes, swirling leads, and sharp hats with an abundance of subtle jazzy textures, before Forbes’ ‘In The Zone’ remix delivers an immersive, heady and dubby late-night voyage for a mesmerising final ride.
Duncan Forbes added: “Making this EP together was a joy and really flowed very naturally on from the work we had been doing around our ‘All Under One Moon’ album on 49North. The tracks came together based on Colin’s inspiration and positive energy from his gig for FUSE at Printworks earlier this year, and for me, it was a perfect chance to explore my love of real house music further.”