Skrufix releases are like buses: sometimes you wait ages without seeing any, and then suddenly three come along at once (they also resemble buses in that they transport you to exciting places for less than the price of a train ticket). Fortunately, they are unlike buses in one important respect - driving away on the first one to arrive doesn’t then preclude you from embarking on the second or third. This is good news for all passengers on the last Skrufix departure (expertly driven by EDMX), who are now warmly invited to take a seat on Aashton’s welcoming new double decker!
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. We at Skrufix have long admired Dom’s smoothly refined house stylings, and were delighted when he joined us for a rapturously-received DJ set at one of our parties in chic Berlin nightspot Loftus Hall earlier in 2014. 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). Bon voyage!