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Part of the In:Motion takeover
Weâ€™re pumped to bring you todayâ€™s TOTD from a firm favourite over here at WTH HQ. Debuting just four years ago on the ever-brilliant Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, heâ€™s gone from strength to strength, dipping his toes in to house, techno, acid, disco, and everything in between. Releasing on labels with some serious clout – DABJ, AUS, and Houndstooth to name a few -, he stands out as a truly unique producer.
After a run of excellent EPs, he dropped his debut album on Houndstooth earlier this year. Taking in far-reaching influences, Social Housing collated his vast range of sounds into one cohesive whole. It comes off like a broad retrospective of the best of the 80s-90s US house scene, but with his own distinct flair. And it works wonderfully. It warrants mentioning here that Hawkes has been a staple of Fabric’s Houndstooth, and if we want the future of the club and label to exist, then please help the cause by donating over here.
For todayâ€™s selections ahead of his performance at In:Motion for the BuggedOut! showcase, heâ€™s picked three tracks which similarly reference house musicâ€™s formative years, plus one of his own for good measure, which weâ€™re more than okay with.