Culled from his forthcoming new long player on the ever-reliable Compost, "You Are The Sun" is the brand new single from award-winning cult house DJ/producer Ed Lee. It features the leather-lunged vocals of veteran session singer Alison David, and, with its raw, crackly production and deep soulfulness, evokes classic Larry Levan-era disco. It gets extra hiss courtesy of remixer Moonstarr and gets turned into quirky go-go jazz by Akshin Alizadeh. Bonus cut "Follicle" is a forlorn bluesy lullaby.
Brighton-based Ed Lee is the latest producer to contribute to the occasional Compost Disco series, teaming up with experienced chanteuse Alison David on "I Am Someone". As you may expect from someone who has previously been featured on Quadraphonic and Stripped Recordings, "I Am Someone" is a smooth, deep house-influenced affair, with rich, live instrumentation supplementing David's attractive vocals. Lee's accompanying Dub, which wisely gives the rubbery slap bassline greater prominence, is arguably even better. Most impressive, though, is Damiano Von Eckert's remix, which turns the original into a fuzzy chunk of jazz-funk influenced, lo-fi deep house.
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