Winchester, England born Paul Sawyer debuts on Green Martian with this sublime two tracker entitled I Know. Paul is a serious hands on artist who is not afraid to get his hands dirty trying new things and looking for the next melody or harmony. Inspired by his younger brother, one of the original DJis on the free rave scene around Hampshire. Paul would later start to learn the art of mixing once the parties had started to move into clubs, developing a serious vinyl habit and embracing the pioneering, cutting edge dance music of the time. As the expansion of the house music movement started to take hold of the early 90is, Paulis DJ career blossomed as a valued resident at a flurry of new, enticing clubbing hotspots around the home counties, including the House of Windsor parties, of which his first appearance involved warming up for major influencer and teenage hero Sasha. After several stints in Ibiza he returned to the UK and by the late noughties he was cited one of DJ Magis Top 10 Resident DJis in the UK and quoted by Mixmag as a DJ to look out for. He soon moved into production and launched his label Krafted, which saw multiple releases with Konneqt, Whartone Records, Sweep the Floor, Suffused Music and Cockpitch Records amongst others. Paulis new project Soultrak, with long time free-party buddy and fellow DJ Paul Moore is making waves across the underground, while his original productions are gleaning support from industry key players. Great to have him on board here at GM and we hope to see more in the future.
I Know is a beautifully constructed hybrid track that will slot easily into different style sets with ease. A tight drum arrangement leads the way over a dancey bassline that lures you in with its phat charms. Cascading synths deliver subtle melodies alongside a superb mesmerizing vocal while cool FX add colour to the sound. The break is a brilliant sequence that will keep you locked with anticipation before those solid beats come crashing through for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Fight For Love takes us on a sublime journey filled with serene landscapes, sweet melodics and a solid, tight break beat drum arrangement. Throughout the track we're pleasantly surprised by the endless variations on the melody that can be interpreted. A strong spoken vocal provides a captivating narrative the piques the interest while that punchy kick drum dishes out its breaks patterns. Fantastic stuff that will be a welcome addition in any collection.