Presence | White Powder EP

Presence

white powder ep



Tracklist:

Heart

$10

Giving Love

Powder Chords

Mint Condition dig out this 1995 Presence rarity (originally on Love From San Francisco ) - deep house merged with tech merged with a smoother soulful / dreamed house groove.

East Midlands house legend, Charles Webster, relocated to San Francisco in 1992, setting up Spirit Studios in the heart of the city and a highly productive period ensued. The 'White Powder' EP released in 1995, under Charles' Presence moniker is widely regarded as a classic of its genre, up there with any of its contemporaries on Prescription or Murk. All 4 tracks are flawless and groundbreaking in their ability to draw together elements of soulful deep house, tribal percussion and the deep melodic tech-house sounds emerging from Europe and America's midwest into a unique whole.

EP opener 'Heart' features the haunting vocals of Sarah Jay, the track builds delicately, adding dark bass, before soaring strings lead into a melodic breakdown. $10's deftly programmed drums really deliver the funk, the deep melodic synth and pad progressions are mesmerising, whilst an unforgettable bass-line underpins the journey. Over on the flip 'Giving Love' intro's with gorgeous pad before shuffling percussion and an uplifting piano turn this track into a joyous ride. Lastly 'Powder Chords sets the controls for the heart of the dance floor, heavy kicks launch a much more techno-influenced affair, it's dark and brooding but no less effective in its atmosphere and execution.