Roy Mclaren – Drop Zone (Original Mix) [Preview]
Past baring material for both The Shapeshifters and the late Frankie Knuckles, Nocturnal Groove has always maintained a finger on the pulse of some of the house market’s more criminally overlooked spinners. Now a staple among the label’s selectively tailored roster, Scottish prospect Roy Mclaren makes a glorious return to the label, landing armed with the melodically charged A-side “Drop Zone.”
Borrowing from a sound set more commonly executed in the indie dance market and charging it with that proven aptitude for stern grooves and immediate dance floor capacity, “Drop Zone” is a reassuring return to the no-nonsense house evangelism that has been somewhat blurred among the changing tides of its numerous sub-genres. As the focus turns to warmer times and a season fuelled by well-oiled club fuel, Roy Mclaren is sure to shine as an artist keeping proper house music in positive progression for a market that just isn’t quite sure what to do with itself right now.