Citizen, the artist who kicked off the MadTech adventure last year, returns to Kerri Chandler’s imprint with the sublime ‘So Submissive’, backed with remixes from Waze & Odyssey.
An enigmatic character who has so far let his music do most of the talking for him, Citizen has set his stall out firmly with releases for Love Fever, Five Easy Pieces and Templar Sound in the past two years. His music, house with a capital H, explores the genres branches but does so with an unerring respect for it’s classic tropes.
Pitched vocals, nagging keys and boulder-like 909 kicks form ‘So Submissive’, a part-melancholic part-eurphoric houser with anthemic qualities. It’s counterpart, ‘Stronger With You’, builds on the Garage leanings of ‘So Submissive’ and notches them up a gear into true, New Jersey beats/dub territory and the result is a serious throw down.
Waze & Odyssey, having delivered the last MadTech 12”, return to the label for the remix of ‘So Submissive’ and deliver a slow-burning but authoritative take with some cleverly handled drops to counterpoint the tight, drawn out groove.
Citizen’s ‘So Submissive’ is released April 2013.
Enjoy! //Jesper Aubin