There are certain records out there that can be universally appreciated by just about anyone and everyone. The sorts of tracks that have an irresistible feel good factor about them and have more than likely been used in a sports montage at some point. "In The Mood" by Dallas based J. Crocker could quite easily fit that bill.
Over the years, Kolour Recordings has been responsible for top quality output from the likes of Kink, Kruse & Nurenberg, Volta Cab and a whole host of other house records all dripping with soul and groove. "In the Mood" pays homage to the label's ethos, deep spoken vocals over the top of a warm hazy bass line immediately sets the tone for a track that infuses a number of sounds we don't hear enough of in modern house music. Strings and smooth saxophone licks compliment the lively percussion while futuristic analog synth keys keep the record firmly planted in 2015. The real mastery of the production is displayed during the looped build up that edges you towards the euphoric explosion of the track. Think fireworks, corks flying through the air and warm embraces with people you don't even like. You can purchase this belter of a record right now over at Beatport.
In The Mood
- Kolour Recordings