Beckwith continues Anjunadeep hot streak with ‘Anandia’ EP [EP Review]
Since debuting on the label back in 2010, New York house underdog Beckwith has enjoyed a glove-like fit alongside Anjunadeep’s top tier talent pool. It’s been enough to scope some interesting remixes for the likes of LE7ELS and Nurvous Records along the way, but at the outset of 2014, a returning EP for the label asserts why the bass-chasing boy wonder need not worry about being lost among the crowds now claiming their stake in house music’s deeper remits.
Beckwith’s musical agenda has been built rigorously around juxtapositions. It is in that clash of low-end sample work and blissful melodic progressions that “Anandia” takes shape as one of the North American talent’s most experimental stabs at pushing house music forward. “Life” offers a groovier specimen of this fruitful and refreshingly tailored approach to a sound fast finding its feet as the market’s next staple. His ability to do so with consistent and wholeheartedly customized force is unprecedented, not to mention at large within the EP’s accomplished B-sides. Even as his more familiarly tried and tested sound scope emerges in final EP cut “Clarion,” there is something wholeheartedly ‘Beckwithian’ about the proceedings. Signing out with expert execution of the low-end frequencies and an indisputable insight into why Beckwith and his like-minded peers are schooling the modern house market like no other force in 2014, this may be one of the more essential pre-Miami short players for anyone suitably engrossed with the direction this sound is headed right.