Working in a genre whose artists often stick to one stylistic lane, British DJ/producer James Burnham (a.k.a Burnski) has never been afraid to draw outside of the lines. Known for integrating elements of UK garage, two-step and drum ‘n’ bass into his techy house music productions, Burnham never fails to innovate with each release.
This month he dropped Mind Music, a raucous, highly impressive four-track EP for Hot Creations, produced under his James Solace alias. Tracks like “Catalyst” and “Groove” are funky-ass jams that present yet another side of this formidable musical maestro.
We checked in with Burnham and got him to share five songs he can’t live without right now.
Butch – Lale – Innervisions
Love this new one from Butch. Perfect blend of sounding old but still sounding new. A really lush deep track but sounds heavy at the same time.
Alan Fitzpatrick vs. Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard (Fully Charged Mix) – FFRR
This is a massive track on the legendary FFRR.
INVŌKER – Churches – Innervisions
Another one from the new Innervisions Secret Weapons. Great production on this. I love the chords and all of the percussion.
James Solace – Keep On (Hot Creations)
This is from my new EP so I’ll give it a little plug. It just came out on Hot Creations and had some really good feedback. I think it fits well on the label vibe-wise.
Frisk – Stabbed – Eye 4 Sound
This is an old one that recently got re-released. Love the groove in this one; it’s a good one to drop in your sets.
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