Switch Hitter Rose is not alone in this web of twisted house beats. Loveys records under the jack-happy-house-meets-minimal-techno alias Speakerjunk alongside Joshua Herve , and the pair runs a label of the same name.
Rose goes on to explain the driving forces that have taken him and West London cohorts like Taylor, Trevor Loveys, Graeme Sinden, and Joshua Herve into new dancefloor territory.
Bass Junkies After running into Rose and Taylor at one of their many loft parties, handsome House of 909 veteran Trevor Loveys joined the crew. By Joshua P.
Chopping Game West London's furious five had no calculated plan to take over the dance world with their backwards-sampled, funk-heavy house bliss, but they've managed to do so anyway, while nurturing a collective consciousness and natural flow.
Genres aside, Rose points out that the biggest influence on his and Taylor's sound has been working with each other.
Induceve Members: Induceve is an amalgamation of crunchy, cut 'n' paste Herbert-style house and samples ranging from hip-hop to dub to folk. The roots of fidget were layed down in 2000, when Rose bonded with soon-to-be scene player Dave Taylor more commonly known as Switch at a pub Christmas party. Brucker and Sinden Members: A more apt touchstone for Americans might be "crunk house"—not because it's coked-up and drunk, but for the way its fuzzed-up, chunky basslines collide with crunchy, pulsating house rhythms to create a refreshingly original soundclash.
Given all the success, Taylor keeps a laid-back attitude. What was I talking about again?
Taylor is the main man behind Switch, Solid Groove, and the Dubsided label, which has released dancefloor bangers like Induceve's "Warehouse Shit" and Switch's "A Bit Patchy," whose devastating breakdown makes clever use of the Incredible Bongo Band's breakbeat staple "Apache.
Equal parts deep Chicago house and Detroit techno, the track is made uniquely their own with clever sampling, squelchy keys, and super-fat bass. Refusing to be corralled into a particular sound, this band of West Londoners keeps it business as usual. Switch Members: Fresh off of two mighty unpredictable tracks for Basement Jaxx's Atlantic Jaxx label, he's also recently kicked out remixes for Lady Sovereign, Mary J.
Interplay and friendly competition in the studio helps build their empire one track at a time.
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Their records are so surprising—in their special twists and tempos—that they appear in record bags as diverse as Derrick Carter's, Jazzanova's, and Gilles Peterson's.