Origins Sound are Bath based DJ duo Ali Mehrkar and Joe Price. Their regular “Origins Presents” nights at the legendary Moles Club have seen them play host for the likes of Medlar, Leftwing & Kody, Krywolf and Squarehead. Their productions have so far appeared on Underground Audio, Morris Audio and Chew The Fat. Brought into the Glasgow Underground fold thanks to some top A&R spotting from Barrientos, their debut EP for the label is the kind of booming house music that Funktion One sound systems were made for.
"Eyesdown" kicks off the EP with a razor-sharp 4/4 cut. Coming across like the best of Gorgon City or Martin Ikin but with a vocal to die for, this is the kind of cut that will make the dancefoor bounce like Beyonce and have its killer refrain running round your head for days.
"Another Love" is next with another heavyweight beats and bass workout. Similar in style to Hot Since 82's recent reworking of Green Velvet's "Bigger Than Prince", this killer house hit delivers more reversing bass, hooky vocals and the kind of beats that you'd find on John Ciafone's singles for Yoshitoshi.
Lastly, "What I Do" finishes off the EP with a deeper dip into pitched down vocals and Nu Groove style piano hooks.
Support from: Laurent Garnier, Groove Armada, Waifs & Strays, Kruse & Nuernberg, Thermal Bear, John Digweed, Martin Ikin, Solomun, Chris Lake, Slam, Auntie Flo, Pearson Sound, Lauren Lane, Kiki, Philippe Zdar, Betoko, Justin Sloe (Culprit), Hernan Cattaneo, Graeme Park, Jens (OFF Recordings), Tough Love, Severino, Nico Stojan, PAULIE, Norman (Luna City), Groove Assassin, Mash, Illyus, Ison / Actor One, Benoit (Tsugi), Dimitri (Ushuaia), Shivas (FFRR), Kal Jhugroo, DJ Rocca, Leigh Morgan, Boilerroom LA, Alex Caslano, River & Pheonix, Mighty Mouse, DJ Morpheus, Viktor (Mirau), Onlee (Propaganda Moscow), Those Beats, Stuart Patterson, Max Pask, Bruno From Ibiza, Neil Quigley, Stephen Hernandez (Radio Pheonix)
Laurent Garnier - FUCKKKK this is goooooood, fat, great, heavy, wicked ..... this is a biiiiiiiiig one.
I am sure it's gonna sound heavy tomorrow night at the warehouse project in Manchester ;-D brilliant release ........ Will hammer everywhere
Thanks as always Can't wait to play them out 10/10
Tom Findlay (Groove ARmada) - Another love is a great track.
Philippe Zdar (Cassius) - love this eyesdown its like a perfect oldschool Murk in 2013... love this. nearly a song but not a song, still a track, one of the hard thing to do. another love is a sweat player too. thanks, zdar
John Digweed - good stuff
Juston Sloe (Culprit) - gritty no-nonsense dancefloor business I'm down
Florian (Kruse & Nuernberg) - Superb release! Diggin this!
Martin Ikin - Eyes Down & What I do support
Hernan Cattaneo - veeeery good!!
Shivas (FFRR) - This one is huge!!!
Thermal Bear - pacey! love it, What I Do for me :)
Lauren Lane - Eyesdown and What I Do are my favs! Solid EP! Thanks :)
Sofie (Boiler Room LA) - LOVE eyesdown!
Leigh Morgan - digging the grooves on Another Love and What I Do
Deron Delgado (Stompy) - Wicked!
Graeme Park - Deliciously chunky.
Kiki - These sound big! "Eyesdown" is my fave!
Auntie Flo - this is heavy
Orde (Slam) - nice tunes - sounds quite tough - the way I like my House - spinning in my housier sets for sure - thanx mate
Severino - Great stuff. Deep ... NICE, i like Eyesdown… what i do too
Nico Stojan - yeah! great ep. thx.
Jens (OFF Recordings) - dope EP like "Another Love" will play in my peaktime sets.
Tough Love - Lovely stuff from Origins Sound. Defiantly on the up
PAULIE - Love all tracks on this, esp Another Love & Eyesdown
Benoit (Tsugi) - What i do for me
Waifs & Strays - really liking this...What I do is the cut for me!
Mighty Mouse - yeah nice release, like eyes down
Norman (Luna City) - great ep again on glasgow underground! love the vibe of eyesdown and another love" will play! thanks;-)
Mash - Liking these. Nice big sound and I will be playing
Groove Assassin - Nice vibes!
Ison / Actor One - What i Do is nice!
Illyus - Another love is the one!!!!
River & Pheonix - Big house sounds. Peak room stuff. What I Do strips it back and thats what i love most.
Kal Jhugroo - MASSIVE! Full support here, absolutely mega EP!
Dimitri (Ushuaia) - very cool track and mixes. nice ! supporting
DJ Rocca - Eyesdown is beast!! Full support
Alex Caslano - Razor sharp indeed! Three seriously big tracks with three seriously big basslines. Excellent vocal samples and some big chords get the thumbs up from me. This is definitely going on the playlist!
DJ Morpheus - excellent! esp. the eyes down and another love traxx. fat stuff! me dig!
Viktor (Mirau) - What I do is my favourite but all tracks are ace, downloading for Marco thank you
Stuart Patterson - What I Do is the boom track for me
Onlee - really powerful release - thanks a lot!
Max Pask - good jams! will play.
Those Beats - 'Another Love' and 'What I Do' for me. Loving all the low-end sounds. Support.
Neil Quigley - Three solid tracks, all very effective.
Stephen Hernandez (Radio Pheonix) - All are fresh! FEELIN' the What I Do cut!!
Bruno From Ibiza - nice voice, great track, full support !!