Our Friday selection: James Welsh – Sitting (Phantasy Sound, PH95)
James Welsh continues his run of exemplary club singles on Phantasy with another powerful and uncompromising two-track release, Sitting/Rubber Dog. The record follows D974, which earned support from DJs including Ben UFO, Charlotte de Witte and Luke Slater.
‘Sitting’ enforces precision rhythm with a rolling, dystopian bass line alongside a hypnotic and memorable vocal sample. As the tension increases, the track’s clinical feel is unexpectedly flipped on its own head, blossoming into an intoxicating and emotive synth melody.
Meanwhile, ‘Rubber Dog’ stays true to its absurdist title, as Welsh dials his analogue assistance to a head-spinning maximum, pulping out an unwieldy jam that blends industrial and electro influences to riveting and darkly psychedelic effect.
Tracklist: James Welsh – Sitting (Phantasy Sound, PH95)
02. Rubber dog