Waze & Odyssey, UK purveyors of a deep, 2-step house sound have recently given the classic 1986 Chicago House cut ‘Rocking Down the House’ – Adonis a re-edit to promote a forthcoming US tour. This is a tune that starts off strong with a punchy kick and danceable basslines right from the outset, with the strong vocal samples of the original masterfully reshuffled to form the foundation of an instant dancefloor classic. Halfway through we’re hit with a fantastically subtle breakdown, which only hints at what’s to come; the vocal samples become increasingly chopped and looped and tension is built beautifully before the song settles back down. The final two minutes feel much more energetic, with powerful synth and claps keeping the tempo high and hopefully the crowd moving. What’s even better is that you can grab a free download, courtesy of XLR8R, here!
– Sam Bailey