Local house heroes Need & Necessity are out with another hot release on our very own Night Supply Records. This–their fifth on Night Supply–is the label’s second Beatport release and a worthy follow up to Mosis’ garage-fused Do That EP that enjoyed some time on the site’s “Top 25 Deep House Release” list.
So Listen kicks off with a slightly off-kilter bass-kick-clap build, slowly incorporating a vocal sample, maracas, and crash. As the elements coalesce, a warbly 303-vibed bassline hits and the urgent “So Listen” vocal sample morphs into a screwed-down John Doe lyric borrowed from Timbaland’s 2007 hit The Way I Are: “Baby girl, I don’t got a huge ol’ house I rent a room in a house/Listen baby girl, I ain’t got a motorboat but I can float your boat.”
And then, like a blast of cocaine cutting through a ketamine fog, everything falls into place and the track bursts forward as a straight 4-4 banger driven by the Doe sample and the bassline’s evolution into a deep guttural groove. Well-timed percussive flourishes and a melodic chimey synth top things off for a proper dance floor experience. Summer’s right around the corner and this one is guaranteed to keep em sweatin’.
Head on over to Beatport for a download, and check it out here in its entirety: