Secondcity – I Wanna Feel (Original Mix) [Preview]
As the summer approaches, an abundance of key-laden house music is penetrating the middle ground between club floors and European chart-aspirations. Right on cue for the seasonal sprint is Chicago-born upstart Secondcity, who emerges this month with aural evidence of the genre’s resurgence here in 2014. Born in the revered breeding ground and bred in the UK, there was little excuse for the fast ascending talent turned Dirtybird contributor not to land on his feet. Compared to that of pre-Miami cut “I Enter,” this dual Ministry of Sound / Speakerbox release finds the promising house advocate playing into the more uplifting and melodic remits of the musical terrain. Warm piano hooks and luscious vocal samples weave seamlessly around the masterfully executed bass manoeuvres, merging to make something of a middle ground where the radio-friendly and conventional genre hallmarks can blissfully intermingle without so much as a hint of compromise. This is a popular formula for 2014, but Secondcity’s latest stab is further evidence that there are some seriously promising things happening away from the remits of the big room sound enroute to summer.
Release date: May 25th