Niles Cooper - East of U
Danish producer Niles Cooper starts his own label Pale Springs Records off with a 4-tracker by the man himself. East Of U is a continuation of the Old School classic house vibes that permeate the Danish producer's sound. Lush with thick piano chords, groovy basslines and ethereal pads this record belongs in any US House DJ's bag.
A1 'I Need' is a piano-fuelled peak time track with pumping drums, an insistent brass hook and euphoric vocal stabs. A2 'Sunday Morning' is a slower, easier groove filled with rhodes melody lines, sizzling hi-hats and a tight bassline - all centered around an airy seventh chord pad. On the B-side 'Feelin' U' is a return to the vocal-driven piano house Niles Cooper is known for. Chunky chords blend together with a US Garage type beat to make a driving floor stomper. B2 'Memories' ends the record on an introspective note. An ethereal pad is caressed by delicate melodies, soft rides and a hollow bassline, a true early morning tune reminiscent of the 90's Chicago House sound.