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Premiere: Tom Budden – In Focus


Following on from releases by label founders Sleeperhold and Mongo, the third High Tide Recordings release comes from ALiVE Recordings founder Tom Budden.

Carl Cox, Groove Armada, Hot Since 82 and James Zabiela are just a few of the names that have shown early support for the Southampton based imprint since its launch last year. Tom Budden now joins the roster for the label’s first release from an outside artist. Highly regarded as the founder of ALiVE Recordings, Budden first appeared on the scene a decade ago with a collaboration alongside Alan Fitzpatrick and has since made appearances on the likes of Get Physical and Gruuv.

Our Debut Transmission ‘In Focus’ is a deep and mesmerising house number that blends sweeping atmospherics with sultry chords and tasteful breaks. Tom’s Blurred Refix then focuses more on the groove as ebbing bass throbs join icy synths before Moonface reinterprets ‘In Focus’ giving it a dark and shadowy aesthetic.

Tom Budden ‘In Focus’ drops on High Tide Recordings on 4th May 2017.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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