Who? Citizen, London-based producer who's a cut above the rest when it comes to that warm, feel-good, old-skool house sound.
Why? Citizen's released a string of on-point tunes for cult London party and label Love Fever, Kerri Chandler's Mad Tech and 2020 Midnight Visions. An artist enamoured with the spirit of New York and Chicago house, he gets the throwback sound just right thanks to rough production aesthetics, bumpin' drum programming and shimmers of melody sweet enough to make whole dancefloors weep with joy.
Along with Bicep, Citizen is a key force behind the old-skool vibe sweeping through clubs like Dance Tunnel in London and Prince Charles in Berlin, tiny venues where people go to sweat, get happy and hear music that conjures hedonism and good times. Get a dose of that with the exclusive mix he's turned in for us, featuring fellow house risers No Artificial Colours, Shenoda and Ejeca, as well as Citizen's own crucial remix of Lorca and the one and only Omar-S. Let's go...
Where? Citizen plays Creamfields on Friday August 24.
What can I buy? Citizen's 'So Submissive' EP is out now on Mad Tech.
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Lou Lettow - Retrograde (Acapella)
No Artificial Colours - Restless Souls Ft. Cari Golden
Anil Aras - Don't Give Up (Original Mix)
Manooz & Timmy P - Feel (Tomorrow is now,Kid)
Lorca - If I Told You (Citizen Remix)
Ejeca - Agent Of The Deep (Original Mix)
Rampa - Everything
Shenoda - ???
Maxwell - Talk About (Original Mix)
Citizen - Freak Like
Erykah Badu - Otherside Of The Game (Mad Villains Remix)
Bicep - Rise (Original Mix)
Omar - S - SEX (Conant Gardens Posse Remix)
Citizen - So Submissive (Original Mix)