Returning to his homeland, George Smeddles releases ‘Hard To Find’ on his own imprint, Resonance Records. He’s joined by label co-owner Max Chapman, who takes up remixing responsibilities for the title track. Alongside Max, George also brings Jimmy D and Ying Yang into the mix, rounding off the closing stages of summer 2017 with a bang. With plans to feature on Do Not Sleep’s ‘Ibiza Sampler’ in the near future, George is smashing out music as of late, including releases on Erase, Toolroom, Jump Digital and Daylight Robbery, and he doesn’t plan on stopping there. There’s no wonder Kerri Chandler, James Jones, Darius Syrossian and Mark Knight have all shown George big support, as he continues to firmly cement his place in the scene.
Featuring Jimmy D, the EP opener ‘Hard To Find’ supplies enough energy to last all three tracks. A ferocious rumbling bassline is reinforced by crisp hi-hats, spaced out synth patterns and one of the most explosive and addictive vocal hooks of the year. Dropping in small bursts of heavy backbeats and intense chaotic spells of sound, this one will get any dancefloor moving.
Following on from this is ‘Club Control,’ a more progressive record built around delicate layers and a groove that lasts for days. With a helping hand from producer Ying Yang, experimental vocal samples boost the melody into a frenzy of funk and danceability. Flawless production again on this one, as George provides a perfect set filler.
Max Chapman recently gained an overall Beatport #1 with his Hot Creations release ‘La Fiesta,’ and is very much high-flying at the minute. His remix of ‘Hard To Find’ is again over-flowing with energy – a rolling bassline that fills up every corner of the record, all backed up with chunky drums, big vocals and devastating drops that will have dancefloors shaking from start to finish.
With summer 2017 now at an end, George Smeddles provides the perfect solution to remedy those Ibiza blues, and set himself up nicely for 2018. Prepare yourselves though, George has only just begun.