Young Bristol producer Applebottom (aka Joe Arthur) made a big splash a few years ago with his clubtastic debut on Madtech. Since then he's been doing a lot of growing up and with this new one-off, The Ride, he definitely proves that he's come a long way in a short space of time. Having already mastered the club banger, this tune sees him incorporate jazz samples into the mix resulting in a very organic form of house music, laden with atmosphere and hip piano work aplenty. Excellent as always.
Summer's come early for fans of Applebottom as he returns with this new sunkissed one-off "Frustrate". Those expecting more of his percussive underground jams might be disappointed though, as he has clearly encountered a thing called Ibiza and it's rubbed off big style on his music. Everybody else however, will definitely love it as this is his most blissed-out, uplifting Eurodance anthem yet. Think Fred Falke's arpeggiation with extra gushes of synthetic emotion and even a few world music samples tucked in for good measure and you're half way there. The sound of the summer!