Midge Thompson – Snorkeling in Dewsbury EP (Incl. Paolo Mosca Remix) – 12″ (PARANG007) (PRE-ORDER)
We are pumped to share our 7th release: “Snorkeling in Dewsbury” by a fairly new name out of Leeds, Midge Thompson. Another heavy hitter out of the UK (go figure), we first caught wind of him via his release on Butter Side Up (Big shout out to Hamish!) and knew we had to get him on board for his next vinyl output.
He delivered the goods as we expected with a well rounded EP that’s an ode to his hometown. The A1, Snorkeling in Dewsbury, is the title track and delivers a punchy but deep, house groove. Fat bass lines, catchy chords and a subtle yet uplifting vocal make this a warm-up killer. For the A2, Snorkeling in Dewsbury gets a rework by our Italian brother Paolo Mosca. He puts his own twist on the title track with a progressive arrangement that eventually erupts into a dance floor weapon that is begging for a dark, sweaty room. Heads down, hands up.
On the flipside you get “Sometimes You Can” a hi-hat and sub-bass driven, deep yet techy, track akin to the golden age of 90’s house music with timeless minimal vocals and swing. To round out the EP, you get Hot Rod, a slow-building, big room slammer that’s patiently waiting for club’s to re-open.