Premiere: ASH-R – Hannah [Frame Music]

Building on the momentum of the first release in 2020, Frame Music kicks off 2021 with another standout new EP, this time from Ash-R who serves up two originals while Marcellus steps up to remix.

Ash-R hails from the east end of London and has played key clubs like 93 Feet East, Ministry Of Sound and Distrikt Leeds, all the while going with his own signature stripped back and sleek house sound that is utterly fresh.

His excellent opener Maureen is a slick and punchy house cut with icy hi hats gliding over a rubbery groove. Deep yet driving, it is electronic house for the heads thanks to the spaced out pads and infectious sense of groove. Marcellus has released on labels like Elrow, Toolroom and VIVa MUSiC and he steps up to remix with more drive, toughening up the kicks and layering in some extra bite to the percussion.

Last of all, Hannah gets more dreamy with balmy pads circling round the kinetic drum programming. Spoken word vocals add atmosphere, the bulbous bass keeps pulling you in, and the whole thing is perfect for up close and personal back room parties.

These are three super stylish minimal house cuts for those who know.

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