With releases dating back to 2006, Berlin based Ed Davenport has been turning a few heads this year back home in the UK. Since signing for the legendary house label NRK Sound Division in 2010 he has put out two great Techno infused EP's for them, Curtain Call and the hard-hitting More Red Lights.
More Red Lights (Club Mix) - Ed Davenport [NRK]
New Yorkshire, the first single from his forthcoming debut album Counterchange, follows on from his previous releases and continues to refine his sound, really bringing it up to the highest level. The mixes of 'New Yorkshire' gives a classic house twist to the ever expanding Berlin techno sound with heavy analog beats and warm textured synths. The non-abum track 'Testament' moves into even deeper house territory with a great piano and synth driven track that would be perfect at any 6am after party.
New Yorkshire (Club Mix) - Ed Davenport
[forthcoming NRK Sound Division]
The EP also sees two remixes from NYC's Fred P and NRK label boss, Nick Harris. Both remixes take on a life of their own with Fred P providing an NYC/Detroit fusion of minimalised synths, crisp beats and sharp vocal hits. The remix by Nick Harris also strips the track down but really gives it a shot in the arm with some dark synths and a jacked up beat providing the EP with the most Berlin sounding tune of all.
Ed Davenport's New Yorkshire EP is set for release in late October / early November followed by the album in early 2012, both on NRK Sound Division.