DescriptionAdmin is the work of 20 year-old Bristol producer Adam Wickens. Originally from Winchester but now fully ensconced in Britain's first city of bass, Wickens music moves from broken beat soundscapes that highlight his eclectic taste in producers (Theo Parrish, Maurice Fulton, J Dilla, Mehdi) through to the kind of lush 808 beatdowns that one would expect from someone producing in the same era as Eats Everything, Christophe and Julio Bashmore.
His music carries an otherworldly quality, and he's definitely not a slave to any classic sound. So much so that "Eskimo", an Inuit inspired piece of chords and rhythm that sounds like a lost Four Tet cut, has found its way out of dance music entirely to the ipod of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. For the more 4/4 minded, the flip-side to this release, "Whatever We Want" is the kind of deep, slow-burning house track that is perfect for warming up dancefloors or basking in the sunshine.
Remixes come from Glasgow's Mia Dora and This is I.
From their breakthrough remix for Roots Manuva at the end of 2011, Glasgow's latest production stars Mia Dora have had a busy year so far. A stand-out track on Jaymo & Andy George's Moda Black compilation lead to a full EP for Moda Black. Their single release on Glasgow's hip High Sheen label has been played by djs from Jackmaster to Seth Troxler and they have remixes due for Parker and latest Crosstown Rebels signing, Walker & Royce. For Admin they take their heavy bass sound to a new dancefloor busting level with some 808 madness and eerie, strung-out breakdowns.
This is I's debut release "Round and Round" came on the excellent "New Love Volume 2" compilation for Leeds' Love Not Money label. Here he takes Admin's deep-as-you-like original and delivers a more up tempo, bass-driven house groove that wouldn't sound out of place on a Hot Waves compilation.
Mark E - thanks for all this, sounding really nice. original for me.
Stacey Pullen - really cool vibes and grooves on this young guy
Andy George - Thanks for this mate! Really like the Mia Dora remix! Very cool :)
Robert James - Thanks for the tracks my fav is the This is I Remix, downloaded it and will play it out for sure.
Dualton - eskimo original is great. thanks!
Solo - I love the rleease, my favourite mix is the " Eskimo " Mia Dora remix, such an atmospheric intro and then slapping beats!! :)
Brodinski - man!! thx a lot for this!
Sergey Sanchez (Propaganda Moscow) - I really like Eskimo ( Original mix ) & Hustle Me. Very good, smart & deep tracks. Bwt, I Still playing Mash - Style Is The Answer. This is true dancefloor killer! Thanks for the Music, Kevin!
Lorcan Mak - Mia Dora Remix of eskimo is fire big ups!
Spiller - i like Eskimo original and Whatever This is I remix, well done!
Tobias (Moonbotica) - this is a very nice ep. downloaded all tracks, thanks!
Master H - Nice thanx mate:)
Larry Tee - very cool...and yes very deep. they wont complain about these! nice work!
Nico De Ceglia - Yeh I like this Admin release, very nice stuff :)
Nacho Marco - "Hustle ME" is a great track, love it !
Malente - mia doria mix sounds great. what a groove!
Justin Miller (DFA) - Well you know i'm already a fan of ADMIN's Whatever You Need track. Hustle Me sounds interesting.
Jas Shaw - I'm loving the Admin originals both Eskimo particularly Whatever you want.
Tom Breu - think the this is i remix of whatever you want is my fave so far, but i also like the other tunes..
Shivers "Loving this one - the 'THIS IS I' remix is right up myahem.. alley.."
Sami Morpheus - thanks for the promo; i like esp. The mia dora rmx of eskimo and the hustle me track, its fine!
Louis Guillaume - i'm listening to the Admin tracks and Hustle Me and Eskimo i really like!
Nik Lawson - some great tunes, all 5 tracks are spot on, deep and perfect for them early warm up hours. Would play all 5 tracks, inpaticular Im digging the This is I remix. Sweet ep
Classixx - thanks for this!
Clement (Colette, Paris) - thats sounds good, the This Is I rmx is my fav
Leigh Morgan - Thanks as always for the new vibes, nice release here from Admin, spacey and deep!