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Leeds house and disco producer David Garfit is set to unleash his debut album, 'Take Me To The Top', on Nocturnal Recordings!
In a short space of time, Garfit has demonstrated a keen production prowess on tracks for labels like Love Not Money, Crossworld and Straight Music. His style veers between deep house and slick disco with plenty of well chiselled grooves never far away. As well as DJing alongside the likes of Darius Syrossian and Miguel Campbell - who have also played plenty of his tracks up to now - David holds a monthly residency at in-the-know Leeds night Nest. Very much a star in the ascendency, this assured full length debut is only likely to win him more plaudits.
There's a polished, well-defined production style evident through the album right from the off. Pairing creamy synth work with hip swinging claps and plenty of deep down basslines, tracks like opener 'Warning' scream to be played by the poolside. Rather than relying on tried and tested vocal hooks, smooth female voices sound at home between the ditty keys and Hot Creations style bounce of 'Tonight' and 'Watch Out'.
Though thoroughly modern in make up, there are shades of classic vibes like those of Studio 80 in its heyday; of New York disco at its most dazzling. The bottom ends anchor the album in the here and now though, designed for maximum shapeshifting without ever getting stuck in a rut.
Each track is a wholly heartfelt, unashamedly emotional ode to house and disco, though, in an ideal world, the crispness could also make for devastating pop with plenty of hummable melodies and sing-able basslines all staying with you much longer than your average modern effort. The second half of the album gets a little grittier and slides deeper down, with tracks like 'Remember When' designed for those later hours.
Arriving with what sounds like an already full formed sound, David Garfit is sure to go intergalactic upon the release of 'Take Me To The Top'.
3. Watch out
4. Take Me To The Top
5. Feel So Good
6. Gonna Get Ya
7. I Got So Much
8. You Give Me
9. You Thrill Me
11. Remember When
includes support from Grant Nelson, Jamie Jones, Waifs & Strays, David Vendetta, Groove Armada, Russell Deeks, Mario Da Ragnio, Jon Pierce, Charles Feelgood, Chris Lake, Gabi Newman, Brandon Block, Groove Federation, Ki Creighton, Danny Rose, Aldrin, Jamie Gittins, Laurent Schark, Stuart Millar (BBC R1 Introducing), Ken Fan, Dave Johnson, Ricard, Jay Vegas, Mannix, Mark Holmes, Moodymanc, Migel Migs, Alex K, Aleksij, Dom Moir, Damian Gee,Yves Eaux, Sean Biddle, Will Bailey, DJ Meri / Rulers Of The Deep, Riley N Durrant and many more :)
Roy The Roach "very very cool, quality all the way through..."
Grant Nelson "Superb!"
Rich / Waifs & Strays "Yeah some good stuff on here"
Jon Pierce "AMAZEBALLS. yes. i just said that."
Chris Lake "cool vibes! thanks"
Charles Feelgood "Very Nice"
Brandon Block "wicked funk!"
Groove Federation "great tracks, hard to pick a fav as there all spot on!"
Sascha Le Monnier "superb disco album, congratz"
Aldrin / Zouk "Very tasty bunch"
Laurent Schark "love it ! Thanks for the album. Great job !! will support for sure"
Stuart Millar/BBC Radio 1 Introducing "Wow this is really good and I didn't expect it to be. Remember When, Take Me To The Top and You Thrill Me "
Ricard "Great outdoor summer tracks. Full support! Thank you."
Frisco Taibo "Super!"