It’s here. The final week counting down to hula-hooping babes, vibrating bass music, house heads bopping around Nomads’, yoga wherever and whenever, celestial and unworldly light installations, beefy speakers releasing pristine sound, strangers that become your friends, and strangers that become your lovers. Lucidity 2015, we love you already and we can’t want to play with you!
Rounding up our 4-part series is house producer, Doug English. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, our first listen was initiated with Doug’s Hood Life EP release via flourishing house label, Perfect Driver, early in 2014. Since then, English has rapidly become recognized for his booty-tech style influenced deeply from Detroit’s decades-standing house scene. Clearly we weren’t the only ones digging Dougie’s sound as it appeared to be a DirtyBird favorite to DJ all last summer, boosting English’s credibility as one of deep house’s newest and hottest underground producers. Though still working through his early 20s, his age is anything but a factor as Doug’s ear for music seems to surpass what is generally appreciated during his age. Complimenting the minimal quality of tech and deep house, the early 20-something superstar DJ/producer pulls classic inspiration from the windy music city’s funky Motown roots, livening up his production and sets with some serious soul.
If Doug’s music was personified, it would be well-groomed, dressed in all black, and the coolest catch at the party. English’s style evokes an air of house snobbery that we can totally get down with. You want to dance with your pinky up in the air and your booty bouncing off the ground? Awesome, we love it.
With plans to release a new EP through Brazilian-based house label, Grooverdose Records, this summer looks as promising as the last for an Englishman in Detroit.
Love what you hear? So do we. We will see you at Doug English’s set at the Nomads’ Stage, Saturday night at 7:30, for Lucidity Festival 2015, Kindred Quest. Last minute tickets? Grab ’em here.
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Doug English – Bottom Feeder (Original Mix) Unreleased
Asher Perkins – ID Unreleased
Despereaux – Boo T (Original Mix) Perfect Driver Music
Samisoni, Sage Armstrong – Das Me (Original Mix) Perfect Driver Music
Nytron, Jean Bacarezza – G-House Hit (Original Mix) Sleazy G
Ross Regs – Slappin (Original Mix) Sleazy G
Andruss, Dmitri Saidi & Antonio Santana – Well Done (Original Mix) Unreleased
Tamer Auf – Singularity (Moody Jones Remix) Sleazy Deep
Intermodal – Back In This (Original Mix) Perfect Driver Music
Golf Clap – No Way (Original Mix) Country Club Disco
VooDooSon – On My Own (Original Mix) King Street
Clyde P – I’m Gangsta (Tim Baresko Remix) House of Hustle
Doug English – Hood Life (Original Mix) Perfect Driver Music
Thee Cool Cats – Percussive (Original Mix) Toolroom Trax
Eyes Everywhere – No Wifey (Original Mix) Main Course
Justin Martin – Get Low (J.Phlip) Dirtybird
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