Review: Keeping the London-based deep house sound alive and well is one Kempston Hardwick, a producer still wet behind the ears thanks to a deuce of debut records for Lobster Theremin and SITU Records. Keeping on that tip is a third release for Distant Horizons that sees KH throw down some power house chords and Chicago keys in "Roxy's Party" next to some stripped back rhythm tracks in "Cascade" and the percussive, vocal chants of "Leonila". And for that classic touch of UKG beit US garage, "Step With Me" fills in any blanks. Future classic UK house for the archives.
Review: Having found a debut release through the Lobster Theremin network via its SITU Records sub label in 2020, Kempston Hardwick now arrives on its parent platform through the five-track EP, Mowbray Street. Inspired by UK garage at large, expect a spectrum of house and touch of electro to grace this EP that's full of pumping drum machine percussion, jackin' rhythms and repetitive pads. With some funky, b-boy breaks entering the mix in "Provoke Iddy", the EP's title-track shines the strongest light on the artist's love for garage. With something more low-slung and Chicago sounding coming through in "Have You Stopped It" get more of a fundamental house groove in "Channel" next to the two-stepping, acid and electro-synthy beats of "Apologies to 25".