Future Classics

Future Classic: Matt Hughes “REDHOTDUTCH”

Modern Funk House / Techno

via Outcross Records: Following on from his collaborative efforts on ‘Garden Of Eternal Summers’ LP alongside label boss Miguel Campbell, MAM recruit and long-serving DJ and producer Matt Hughes reveals his debut solo LP ‘RedHotDutch’.

The LP’s leading track ‘Chrome Dice’ is the perfect set up for Matt’s synth-driven, electronic masterpiece; its up-tempo groove giving a definitive representation of what to expect for the next 12 tracks. Both ‘System Magic’ & ‘Rhythm Is A Given’ incorporate harder hitting percussion, giving way to more mellow rhythms such as ‘Radio’, and the edgier tones of ‘Groove’ – however each in turn resonate Matt’s in-depth knowledge of funk & soul throughout.

Signing off with the transcendent, uplifting release ‘Southern Funk’; this multi-dimensional album stands alone in its entirety, displaying a blend of futuristic and reminiscent 80’s electronica tones. Fusing sharp, electronic stabs, reverberating piano chords, along with melodic instrumentals, guitar-driven verses, stretched synths and experienced use of a vocoder; Matt Hughes unveils an album that portrays bespoke elements and unique qualities from start to finish.

‘RedHotDutch’ is forthcoming via the renowned label in the wake of 10 years of Outcross Records. In the decade since its launch it has established itself as one of the key components of UK house music, sharing parallels with orginial French Touch labels like Cryadmoure and Roulé. Based in Leeds, Outcross have released over 50 records from artists including fellow label-head Matt Hughes, Inland Knights, Iain O’Hare, Tboy, Funky Fat and Miguell Campbell himself, as well as MAM – a collaborative project between Miguel and Matt Hughes that has delivered three albums, including most recent LP, ‘Garden of Eternal Summers’.

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