John Barera & Will Martin
This Time EP
SUPPLY-011 / 12" / 2015
Release Date : Summer 2015
Label boss John Barera and Will Martin bring it back to home base with four inspired, anthemic house tunes. In the course of a little more than a year the pair scored releases on Steffi's label Dolly, following their Milestones EP with their critically acclaimed 2x12” album, “Graceless”. Fresh from a worldwide tour and an April 12” with hotly-tipped Chicago label Argot, John and Will show now signs of slowing down.
“This Time” opens with a straight shot of dancefloor euphoria. Rough-and-tumble 909 programming, well-seasoned percussion samples, a soulful organ line and an anthemic vocal are the deceptively simple ingredients in this fine tuned future classic. The pair take the energy down a step with A2's “The Maker,” a more introspective, swinging jam that puts John's trusty Juno 106 at center stage, beautifully complimented by an eternal string line and bouncing lead synth stabs. The flip side starts at full gallop. A screaming disco loop slowly threads its way past teasing Juno licks until the roof blows off. Dancefloor destruction, in all of its raw elegance. B2, “Anchor,” is all emotion- a delicate beat holding together the arcing, soaring lead synths. A perfect dose of machine soul to finish.