Tue. Jun. 19, 2018

Rapson – Heat (Opolopo Remix)

Tennerz: Rapson – Heat (Opolopo Remix) (Defected)

Some of you might remember how we enthuzed about the fonky bittersweet ‘Heat’ a few months ago. With this givin’ us the opportunity to welcome Rapson for the very first time on these shores as a matter of fact.
Well, the good news is we go for some encore with Opolopo‘s contribution as a part of a remix pack. Meanwhile bringin’ this gem to stellar new territories…

There’s a definitive Spring feeling on this new version. With the remixer most likely gummin’ out the original roughness of its syncopation. This while turnin’ it into a soothing post-Disco jazzy funk stomper. Somehow reminding Los Charly’s Orchestra‘s approach. If not Jamiroquai‘s on their most recent work. In other words, most likely due to appear in our 10 essential 2018 tracks…

One of the definitive highlights of Simon Dunmore‘s ‘Love Injection’ compilation on Glitterbox.

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Overview…
Although a seasoned musician, composer and producer, Marc Rapson is fairly new to the House music scene. Following 2 remixes for Christian B & Lavvy Levan on Friday Fox Recordings, it was obvious that our man got bitten by the House bug. With an EP of his own – ‘Heat’ – to soon after see the light back in August 2016. Teaming up with vocalists Nathan Thomas and Holly Petrie, the latter carried a wide focus. Touching on multiple sub-genres of House Music and underpinned by Jazz and Funk undercurrents.

“I’ve got to hand it to Friday Fox for giving me time to really find my sound. This has been an interesting journey. Delving into the unknown to see what Rapson sounds like in the context of House Music”, said Rapson. “I’m lucky to have been working with two superb vocalists in Holly Petrie and Nathan Thomas. And, in the meantime, to have had Loren Hignell’s soulful sax playing too. This EP takes inspiration from everything soulful that I hear in House music and beyond. It comes from the heart and was made with love in a time where we need more love in the world.”

Hailing from Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK, Rapson is a producer, composer and keys player. Whether performing live, remixing or re-editing classics, he shows a deep passion for blending Soul into his music. Rapson’s writing credits include working with Deborah Jordan, Kenny Thomas and Janet Devlin.

He released his debut album – Dark vs Light – back in 2014. Most likely fusing low swung Hip-Hop beats with Jazz inflected Fender Rhodes at the time.

Rapson‘s ‘Heat’ made quite a sensation on these shores in July 2017. With Opolopo givin’ it a stellar Spring Disco-influenced jazzy/funk feel on his rework a few months later…

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