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Echo Brown drops ‘Gully Dance / Block Work VIP’ on inHabit


The sunny weather might have come and gone, but at inHabit Recordings HQ they are bringing the heat regardless – the struggle continues! Their next release ‘Gully Dance / Block Work VIP’ is a really special one for them as friend of the imprint, Echo Brown, returns for the first time since his ‘Stutter’ EP with this double-edged sword forged from a kind of otherwordly steel.

Since the ‘Stutter’ EP came out in 2019 Echo Brown’s been popping up on all kinds of crazy labels like Shogun, The North Quarter and 1985 and carving out a solid name for himself as a man with many strings to his bow. It’s nice to see him back on the rising label, and it’s particularly nice to be able to hear these tunes that show off a moodier side of his undeniable set of skills than some of the other labels who have been rightly scrambling to sign his material. 

‘Gully Dance’ enlists the frankly iconic vocal talents of Flowdan to build up a whole new kind of woozy, wonky, deconstructed dancehall banger. Kicking off with an epic intro, battering ram kicks, and expertly raising the energy with layers of percussion and more twists and turns than the Donegal rally, this one is sure to have the knees knocking from Raleigh to Ranelagh.

‘Block Work VIP’ is a salty weapon, all square waves and sub, acidic squelch and sonar bleeps, with an escalating sense of tension resolving into pummeling urban tribalism. There is A LOT going on in this tune, and it’s all brilliant. Play this when you need to see people’s faces contort, when you want to see their shoulders rolling or when you need to escalate things a little. Trust…it will work. 

“It’s an immense privilege to be able to get this one out to the people, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do, we hope you’re staying safe out there, keeping it real and watching yourselves and each other as we slowly get back to the clubs and the dances. We’ve played these tunes over and over again on the biggest setups we could find and between Echo Brown’s studio ninja skills and Heights’ expert mastering touch we reckon they will absolutely strip every flake of paint off all four walls of any venue you care to play them in, so g’wan out there and give it a lash.” – inHabit Recordings

Today we have the privilege of premiering ‘Block Work VIP’ which you can check out below. The 2 tracks drop on Bandcamp this Friday (Bandcamp Friday!) 6th August, make sure you grab a copy from the purchase button beneath the Soundcloud player!


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