Sitting on a well-furnished back catalogue that compiles some solid contributions to Church, Naked Naked, Shall Not Fade and more, Jordon Saxton and his shape-shifting blends of breezy house and reverb-drenched techno have been a driving force to the so-called lo-fi wave that’s been unfurling upon dancefloors in recent times.
As Viers, the Leeds-based producer makes a welcome return to Hokkaido Dance Club with ‘Leaving‘, scheduled for release on 17th February. Across three chiselled cuts of Woolford-esque bubbly dub tech and shuffling minimal, Saxton pares down his style to a multi-purpose set of highly functional grooves and laser-guided club weapons.
Our pick, the bouncy ‘Wasting Time‘, doesn’t need much time to implement its bumpy swing against a frozen dubby backdrop, drilling chopped-up vox bits over jacking drums and rippling metallic percussions Basic Channel wouldn’t have disowned. Out of a restricted quiver of sounds, Viers’ arrows still hit the spot with optimum efficiency.
Leaving is released via Hokkaido Dance Club on 17th February, pre-order a vinyl copy from Phonica.
A2. Wasting Time
B1. George Town