Pure Warmth – Something Lyrical [Ad Hoc Records]

Pure Warmth is a brand new project from the extremely talented and versatile house producer & DJ Tommy Tickle teaming up with fellow WME agent Matt Smith.

Tommy Tickle has made a name for himself with past releases featured on the likes of BBC Introducing Dance, Capital Dance and Kiss. and whose music has been included on the likes of Spotify’s Deep House Relax, UK House Music and New Dance Revolution playlists.

London based production duo Pure Warmth ready the 26th release for Important UK imprint Ad Hoc records, following on from the label’s extensive and mind-altering catalog. Ad Hoc was set up in 2017 as a way to celebrate and support music bubbling from the Manchester scene, while combining their world music influences and love for warm rhythms and irresistible grooves. The label, which doubles up as a party, has invited a wide range of guests, always with the aim to support the artists they love through their launch parties and the city’s intimate surroundings.

All of Ad Hoc’s previous releases have an abundance of soul and it’s easy to see why they have enlisted the work of duo Pure Warmth. The record kicks off with title track ‘Kutsu’ – a deep, contemplative journey across six minutes of nocturnal moods and organic rhythms, glued beautifully together by analogue warmth. In an age of three minute tracks, the duo use their knowledge of set building in ‘Something lyrical’, slowly gathering momentum through jazz infused melodies and flora swept atmospherics; the track’s vocal sample adding to the classic house aesthetic. ‘Money’ turns things up a notch with a club-friendly approach; its hazy pads are threaded through funk-induced basslines and chords, before the record comes to a close with the irresistible and acid fueled hip-house cut ‘The Shepard’.


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