Art Department & AD/D
- Full Circle
No.19 Music | 12.12.2016
The next essential offering on the ever impressive No.19 Music label is a sublime collaboration between label boss Jonny White AKA Art Department and fellow Canadian Mario J who goes under the moniker of AD/D. The pair cook up a killer original and also serve up a deeper dub mix, with both tracks sure to have a huge impact on the dancefloor.
The ever essential White is one of the leading players in world dance music as a DJ, producer and clued-up A&R of his own label. He has put out numerous seminal tracks as Art Department and this new one with Mario J is no different. It follows the recent AD/D debut single for the label which featured a pair of remixes from Art Department and received extensive global press and club support.
This single kicks off with the original version of ‘Full Circle’, a firing and robust track with big pinging kick drums powering things along. The hi-hats drop in from a great height adding a real sense of scale to the groove as it irresistibly bounces along. Fun yet functional and with a fat dub feel, its clever filters, subtle melodies and loopy sub bass all suck you in and the whole thing is sure to unite any dancefloor under its smooth and effortless house spell. Fresh and charismatic, this is the sort of track to really inject some life and soul into a DJ set.
The dub mix is more stern and stripped back, perfect for intimate back rooms and sweaty basement parties with its tough hits and knotted little synth lines. Again fleshed out with some exquisite dub vibes, this one sounds cut from rock and is sure to lock people deep into its groove. The way the chords dangle tantalisingly up top really add some essential tension and drama, and the overall effect proves this pair are real masters of their art.
Once again here No.19 Music has delivered something exciting and fresh that really packs a punch, with this pairing of Art Department and AD/D seeming to be an inspired move.
- Art Department & AD/D - Full Circle
- Art Department & AD/D - Full Circle (dub mix)