‘What Came First’ is a new label dedicated to House music, which has been set up by the people behind the infamous Egg London club venue.
One of the UK and Europe’s best known clubs, Egg has played host to everyone from Pete Tong to Chris Liebing, and if anything it would be easier to list the artists not to grace the venues turntables.
Recognised for bringing some of the world’s best DJ’s to London, the venue also has an ear for up and coming talent and regardless of the genre, is respected for its taste making line ups.
The labels first release is from German born Frag Maddin, who after regular appearances at the Egg is already a firm favourite with the clubs regular crowd, which attend its packed dancefloor on a weekly basis.
Frag, who has previously released on labels including Snatch!, Area Remote, Noir Music, Upon You Records plus Definition:Music, is respected for his deep and eclectic sound incorporating jacking grooves, tribal percussion and elements of Techno.
‘Phase Interface’ has stripped back percussion that is sequenced with the bassline into a jacking groove and fused with a poignant vocal to create a deep intensity. Brought to life with the tension of rising chords and a spooky melody, the track if full of personality and distinctly individual.
‘Poker Jam’ starts with warm pads that lift with a chic and subtle sense of euphoria, before the thick set kick drum brings things back to earth, add in infectious bass hook and it fills the track with energy. The contrasting sections and rolling percussion provide the final touches to this epic masterpiece.
When people ask What Came First? The chicken or the egg… In this instance there is no doubt it was the egg, but Egg London has hatched into one damn fine record label!
Release Date: November 11th, 2016
01. Phase Interface
02. Poker Jam
03. Purple View