Citizen’s typically British sounding take on classic house music, with various elements coming from the UK Bass scene has given him a fresh hold on dancefloors. With tracks like So Submissive & Room Service providing floaty staples in the crates of many DJs, his recent EP on 2020 shows the evolution of this young producer. With a balance of taste and maturity way above his years has positioned him at the forefront of a new wave of London based producers.
After a couple months of doing it’s thing on the dancefloors of Europe the Climax EP finally dropped on Vinyl in January and was made available digitally a few weeks ago.
Doing things individually whilst ignoring the pigeonholes, Citizen has very much been of the ethos “Let the music do the talking.” Naming the likes of Kerri Chandler as one of his biggest influences, and 90s pop music as earlier inspirations you can clearly hear the marks both have left on any of his jams. Mixing in elements of acid, new jack swing, old house joints and unreleased dubs give his DJ sets a hypnotic element. With understated europhic synths sat alongside clunky basslines, tightly mapped out drum patterns and chopped up vocals Citizen is definitely a producer’s producer.
Cleverly steering his career in the right direction you can be sure that the likes of 2020Vision will provide the perfect platform to push things further. In an era where the genre has become so popular and sometimes over saturated, Citizen’s pedigree stands out as being pure an meaningful. You can be sure that Citizen will be there to get your feet twitching at the 2020Vision Day & Night party.
LWE presents 2020Vision – Day and Night
Sunday 25th May: 3pm to 6am
Ralph Lawson (Day and Night sets)