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The Praying Kind EP

by J. Peacock

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Philly Track 05:32
Silk Road 05:56


We are very excited to welcome yet another new talent to Dirt Crew Recordings! J. Peacock is a Blackpool born artist, raised on Northern Soul and nurtured in the Manchester music scene. In 2015, he started making and releasing techno under the moniker Joel John. More recently, he has turned his focus closer to home, inspired by uplifting house music produced by friends, and sampling his favourite records played by his dad over the years. Last year he released a first collab track with Laurence Guy on “Shall Not Fade”.

J.Peacock's “The Praying Kind EP” marks a new musical chapter: combining nostalgia and dance floor energy. In his own words: “The goal was to just have fun, experimenting with a new way of making music to what I’ve been doing previously. Taking influence from artists I used to listen to constantly like Soundstream, Cottam, Boo Williams as well as artists close to me like Harry Wolfman and Laurence Guy. This record is about creating something that gives me flashbacks to my dad playing tunes in his flat.”

The opener “Philly Track” is a true original House tune reminiscent of those classic records in the early 90s, think of the Paris French wave sounds or New York style cut up and filtered “good times” dance floor hitters.

“Silk Road” starts out as a tribal groover with some great vocal sampling going on, this one is much more situated in the Bass and UK style areas of House Music. Again with a big touch of Soul and deepness all around.

Then on to the breaks laden “Midnight Standard”. Here J. Peacock shows us another side of his musical spectrum, much more in the regions of a Harry Wolfman production even with touches of progressive breaks. A really great dark and smoke filled club tune!

Closing out with the title track “The Praying Kind” he opens up all filters here and brings us a great banger of a track. Slowly building towards that big middle break to unleash a real dance floor monster. This one should tear it up anywhere!

Enjoy this lovely soulful, diverse House EP by J. Peacock! Surely a great start to his new project!

All tracks mastered by Salz Mastering in Cologne.
Music Written & Produced by J. Peacock.
Photography by J. Peacock & Art by Break 3000.


released September 8, 2023


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