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closer

closer
jaden thompson

Jaden Thompson has firmly placed himself in the running as one of U.K. dance music’s rising stars after garnering support from industry heavyweights The Martinez Brothers, Pete Tong and Seth Troxler. Listed as one of Billboard’s Emerging Artists of 2020, his Prima Lux mix for WWD was RA’s mix of the day last September, and EARMILK selected ‘Closer’ as one of the best dance tracks of 2020. Between university studies, he’s juggled releases with esteemed labels whilst holding down a residency at the capital’s legendary fabric. This producer is being set up for another exciting year, with a host of dance music’s biggest name championing his quintessentially sharp sounds, we expect to hear a plethora of his edits and original cuts this season as we eagerly anticipate the return of the dance After its success last year, scooping Pete Tong’s coveted ‘Essential New Tune’ when it was released as part of a Cuttin’ Headz VA, the original of ‘Closer’ cleanly balances razor-sharp drum programming with a low-slung sub bassline. Luscious pads weave gently through pitched-up and melodic vocal hooks – Jaden’s production is padded expertly with rhythm-inducing percussive layers and gloss-finished FX at key moments in the track’s progression. The new edit of the original on this release takes full advantage of the original’s glowing pads and jubilant vocals. The compact arrangement translates seamlessly through the newly revised edit surmounting this summer-ready release a jack of all trades. A considerably shorter intro thrusts listeners into Thompson’s fray of slinky floor filling grooves and jaunty rhythm sections. This producer is being set up for another exciting year, with a host of dance music’s biggest name championing his quintessentially sharp sounds – strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride. Jaden draws the EP to a close with the new Dub Edit conveys a distinctively sultry vibe in contrast to the original – further focus is placed upon the conversation-like movement of the kick and bassline. One can easily appreciate the multi-faceted drum menagerie collated by Thompson for the stripped back dancefloor weapon.