The ever-excellent Lower East label returns with a new single from the much lauded Alexis Raphael, offering up two tracks of blissful house music..
Alexis Raphael is a DJ/producer who has fully immersed himself in London's dance music culture during the last two decades; moving from the dancefloor at early nineties rave's, to the pirate station's of the capital as a Dj, before becoming a party promoter and producer, taking his sound to the world. In the last year though he has truly come to prominence with singles for Jamie Jones & Lee Foss' Hot Creations & Hot Waves labels seeing him gain an international following whilst a long standing relationship with musical partner Cozzy D led him to record for the excellent Lower East imprint. And it's to Lower East that Raphael now returns for his latest single, the outstanding 'The Message'
The release kicks off with title track 'The Message', a pulsating and hypnotic slice of deep house that fuses mesmerizing pads, ethereal vocals, rolling percussion and a wonderfully insistent warm bassline to superb effect. Raphael's faultless production delivers a record that will be as much at home in the afterhours as it will on the dancefloor, a true electronic gem.
On the flipside we have the excellent 'Rumble in the Jungle' that sees Raphael toughen up the drums and strips things back to turn in a wonderfully simplistic yet brilliant piece of house music.
Alexis Raphael's latest offering for Lower East is another killer release and further cements his position as one of the hottest producers around.