After close associations with one of the UK’s most press worthy producers thrust his name into the collective consciousness, London based George FitzGerald (note the capital G in his surname) has released two singles on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint. After initially being toted for releases on Joy Orbison’s Doldrums imprint FitzGerald’s deprecatingly titled ‘The Let Down’ introduced listeners into his production world, a world politely populated with vocal chops and classic groves produced with a knowing nod to the UK underground.
And whilst the above description is slowly becoming more and more of a journalist cliché, referring to tracks like ‘Dont You!?,’ ‘Painted Jezebel’ – released on the Brownswood Electr*c compilation – and ‘Weakness’ it’s evident in the deployment of consistent basslines that test the stomach. His top lines and burrowing synth work might suggest a maturity in terms of melody as well as an obvious and clear passion for vocal samples, but it’s the ground work in the bass and drums that infers a maturity in terms of sound or a lot of time spent experiencing music first hand in clubs.
With the release of the ‘Back & 4th’ compilation – and of his track on it, ‘We Bilateral’ – on Hotflush and a gig this Saturday alongside Scuba and Skudge and London’s clubbing institution fabric, he made good on a promise made hastily one night upon his exit from a Dalston warehouse, delivering us our 77th Sonic Router mix – the second offering we’re proud to bring you this week marking v2 of our corner of the internet.
1. George FitzGerald – We Bilateral [Hotflush]
2. Midland – Through Motion [forthcoming Aus]
3. Anthony Shakir – Travellers (MRSK Remix) [Rush Hour]
4. Skudge – Depth Buffering [Alpha House]
5. Lando Kal – Further [forthcoming Hotflush]
6. Grain – Untitled
7. E-Dancer – World of Deep (Carl Craig Remix) [Play It Again Sam]
8. Paul Woolford – Let It Go (Appleblim and Komonazmuk remix) [CDR]
9. Kevin Mcphee – Words Not Chosen [CDR]
10. George FitzGerald – Silhouette [forthcoming Aus]