The legendary John Graham - aka Quivver - has been a major figure in house music since the early '90s, helping forge the progressive sound that dominated dancefloors over the decade following his 1994 debut. Along the way he's remixed the likes of Kylie Minogue, Culture Club and Tiesto, and created a slew of classic tracks. In more recent times, he made his debut on Great Stuff, released on Bedrock and remixed new school types like Jay Lumen and Wehbba.
This new two-track EP for Great Stuff finds in him on top form, with the rolling groove of Cookin' leading the way. It's all chattering snares, soft monotone synth stabs and incessant, winding bass, with splashes of live percussion adding flavour. While it's got plenty of dancefloor prowess, it's still blessed with the same demure classiness that characterised his finest works over the years.
You Wanna Know What on the flip takes things a little deeper still, with a classic tech house feel laden with snappy snares, tripped-out FX and engrossing atmospherics. It stomps with purpose and low-slung funk, with a tinge of that tribal rhythm that forms another strand of the classic Quivver sound.