Vince Watson never met a style of electronic music he didn’t like.
Over the course of a prolific career that began in the late ’80s, the Glaswegian, who lives in Amsterdam, has journeyed well beyond producing quixotic house and techno. To date, he’s explored acid house, ambient, downtempo, electronica, broken beat, neoclassical and too many more styles to mention. Along the way he’s issued an astounding 200+ releases for a spate of top labels including Tresor, Planet E, Poker Flat, Ovum, and Bedrock.
In June, Watson released his ninth full-length album, Via, on his Everysoul label. It’s a majestic 12-track affair featuring the rollicking synth-driven track “Bon Voyage” to the chilled deep-house bliss of “Towards the Light.”
Ahead of the full-length’s vinyl release on September 21, and two Via remix projects in the pipeline, we asked Watson about tracks he’s currently obsessed with. And if you’re wondering about his next big project, Watson recently revealed the excellent news that he’s already completed his next album due out in 2019.
1. KiNK – Yom Thorke
KiNK nailed it with this one. It came on a four-track EP a little while ago that seemed to go under the radar, and three out of the four tracks went straight into my playlists. This one is the standout — it has the anticipation, the build, the bass, the groove, and then the killer moment. Very well produced and hits the spot perfectly and its rocked every crowd I’ve played it to.
2. Lee Burridge & Lost Desert
Lee’s recent releases have been string-laden and chord-driven — my weak spots — and this is the pick of them all. Such a classy well laid out ‘song’ which works really well. Artistry needs to be recognized, especially in today’s throwaway track culture. Those strings….
3. Sasha – Singularity (BAILE Remix)
Not sure I’ve ever played or charted much of Sasha’s music over the years, but thanks to Osunlade I heard his Late Night Tales original album and was blown away by its detailed beauty. This BAILE remix from Sasha’s own label has now caught my attention. It’s perfect for opening up a festival or a house party afterwards.
4. Atjazz – Track10 (mix2)
There is not many in the deep house game that can pull off the stuff that Martin does. I’ve always admired his unique style — something important to myself also — and his structures.. This track had me hooked instantly. So beautiful. Martin has now asked me to remix this so I have my work cut out!
5. Carl Craig feat. Francisco Tristano – The Melody (Ishmael Ensemble Remix)
After a heavyweight session at the club, this is what you want to come home to. The vibe of Cinematic Orchestra mixed with the genius of Tristano and C2. Timeless music that will last forever. Outstanding.