- Shake Down EP
Saints & Sonnets | 17.11.2014
Huxley’s Saints & Sonnets next EP release is from Owen Westlake with ‘ Shake Down EP’ two original tracks and a remix from rising star Christian Nielsen who we have been featuring heavily of late. Set for a release Mid November, once again this going to be another show stopper from Saints & Sonnets.
Britain’s Owen Westlake first release on Saints and Sonnets was in the summer of last year with his collaboration with none other than man of the moment SecondCity with ‘Those Days’. This time up he goes it alone.
Opening up the release is title cut ‘Shake Down’, setting the rough and ready tone for the EP with its organically flowing percussive elements and tension building atmospherics. While the vacillating bass hook, sporadic vocal licks and expansive reverb bursts instil a further charm into the opening composition. Following is ‘I’m What You Made Me’, seeing Westlake retain a similar aesthetic with the drum-led aspects. Owen lays the focus on natural drum sounds while hypnotic lead melodies and an infectious vocal lick uttering the track’s title meander around a penetrative sub-led bass hook, shaping things up as a dance floor focused heavy hitter.
The package is then rounded off with a remix of ‘I’m What You Made Me’ from Christian Nielsen, the Made To Play signee pulls back the vibe with a more stripped back approach, also opting for a more progressive feel to the structure as the reshape gradually unfolds over five and a half minutes with crunchy distorted rhythms, raw chord stabs and an acid tinged bass hook.
- Shake Down (Original Mix)
- I’m What You Made Me (Original Mix)
- I’m What You Made Me (Christian Nielsen Remix)