First Listen: Vince Watson – Come With Me (VW20 Mix) (Everysoul)
The impression is instant, pushing the feeling of a deeper introspection into like mystic territories. As if Vincent Watson was possessed by a rare inner force. As a result, hard to not make the comparison with gems such as Octave One‘s ‘Black Water’, DJ Rolando‘s ‘Jaguar’. Or Rhythim Is Rhythim‘s ‘Strings Of Life’.
Those of you into this kind of vibes should therefore pretty much get what I’m saying. Here we have another manifesto in the genre. With Watson excelling in his art. Blending deep, jazzy and groovy vibes with a rare sense of the melody. A track which he released back in 2012 as a part of his ‘Every Soul Needs A Guide’ album, which he definitely pushed here to the next level. Music isn’t a matter of genre!
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DJing began for Vince Watson at his school’s weekend discos with a selection of Hip-Hop and early House records filling his box. He worked up a collection unlike any other young DJ. Meanwhile, he would visit the Royal Academy for Art, Music and Drama in Glasgow for piano lessons. This before Electronic and Ambient music grabbed his attention.
These influences are all clear in his productions. As many elegant and seductive compositions with emotional ambiences. With thanks to his skills of manipulating a keyboard. A maestria which allowed him to bring complex multichords and dense yet fully melodic patches to contemporary Dance Music.
While the Summer of Love was in full swing, Watson was in his bedroom honing his skills and immersing himself in Electronic music. He took influence from luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Derrick May and Jean-Michel Jarre.
After learning his trade with Dave Angel‘s Rotation label, Vince watson helped facilitate the House-Techno cross over at the end of the Millennium. His debut-LP, ‘Biologique’ caused a catatonic impact in the global electronic scene. It set up a personal hypnotic perspective of groovy, melody and atmospheric sounds. He followed this with ‘Moments In Time’ on Ibadan Records. An album which helped him gaining worldwide recognition as one of Techno’s leading producers and live acts.
Vince Watson has never ceased breathing new life into Electronic music, as an artist, a DJ and a label manager.
He released an 800sample DVD free on the front cover of Computer Music Magazine worldwide which sold over 1 million copies. He also had his music featured on Sky‘s TV Series ‘Mad Dogs’. A Sonic academy tutorial was released later in 2013.
In 2015, his debut release on Osunlade’s Yoruba Records topped the charts for 6 weeks. Carl Craig and Josh Wink both remixed his tracks…
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