Premiere: Mike Dunn – The Frontier

Mike Dunn needs no introduction. The man behind countless classics such as ‘God Made Me Phunky’ and ‘Let It Be House’ returns this December with his first LP in 27 years. The aptly-titled My House From All Angles is a collection of muscular tracks which embody Dunn’s genre-shaping career, from his Chicago influences to his pioneering hip and acid house works under numerous pseudonyms.

Today we premiere the moody, percussive ‘The Frontier’. As layers join the nodding beat, percussion competes for space with chord stabs and drags. Plenty of space is left for brooding vocals though, which growl a slow ad-lib over the beat and as another voice joins, we reach a hypnotic climax.

Although softer than the rest of the LP, the subtlety of ‘The Frontier’ stands out; deep and transitional, nestled among the dynamic collection. This LP certainly re-affirms Dunn’s position as dance floor royalty.

My House From All Angles is out on 1 December – preorder over at Rubadub. You can catch Mike Dunn playing at Feelings: 30 years of MD on 18 November at the Brewhouse. 

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