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Sidney Charles announces his ‘Flight Mode’ EP


Sidney Charles drops his third release on his very own Heavy House Society imprint, with the label continuing its meteoric rise in the minimal deep genre and scene. His first two releases were instantly received to great acclaim and his latest offering, Flight Mode EP, will fair no different.

Born Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans (yes, really), his journey towards the world of house and techno began when he first started DJing hip-hop, soul and funk at the age of 15. Taking his cues from the golden age of turntablism and associated culture in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, his attentions were led towards other sounds of the era also enjoying their first heyday. His infatuation with those classic 4/4 club sounds is something that lives and breathes vividly in his music today.

The first track on the EP is ‘Flight Mode’, with its shuffling hi’s, delicately filtered percussion giving the basis of the groove of the track combining with Charles’ now trademark short plinking chords, evolving background pads and perfectly programmed drum patterns.

The second track is ‘Kundun’, which means the presence in Tibetan, and it’s fair to say that Charles makes his presence felt with this track. This is the ying to ‘Flight Mode’s’ yang. A pure groover from a bass perspective, with its bouncing bassline pattern giving this its identity, this is a party starter in full effect and makes this a highly desirable compliment to this EP

Once again Sidney Charles’s delivers another heavyweight release on his now burgeoning Heavy House Society making the label a must-have with every release.

We premiere ‘Kundun’ on Data Transmission today, check it out below and grab it here.

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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