Rating: 6.5 / 10
Aashton is the current alias of Brighton -based DJ and producer Dominic Ashton, former lead singer of the band Kinema and one half of house duo Aashton & Swift. Dom’s previous releases on labels such as Kitsune, Body Work and Get Physical have endeared him to dancers and DJs around the world. He now blesses us with a very special pair of what can only described as ‘emotional bangers’ for his first release on Skrufix: “4 Real” and “Clocked It”.
Lead track “4 Real” wastes no time in building up into a giddy confection of squelchy garage basslines, lush disco strings, heartfelt vocals and rhythms tighter than shrink-wrap, while “Clocked It” takes an equally scenic route to the dancefloor via its irresistible riff and choppy vocal tics. To complete the package, your ticket includes a buzzing early-hours techno detour from Cosmo Lopez, one half of much-loved dance conductors LPZ (Tru Thoughts / Kitsune / Body Work).
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