For owls, the night is where they soar; for John Summit, the night is only the beginning of his flight. Celebrating the enigma that is dusk till dawn, Afterhours/Addiction offers a glimpse into the world of late-night warehouse sessions, and Summit's admission into the darker underbelly of the dance world laden with tech-house cadences.
In the title track "Afterhours," Summit says, "Let me be your afterhour" over an enigmatic fusion of blistering house and ravening techno. Raw and riddled with sharp snares, the track is a harmonized assembly perpetuated by low-rising sensuality—poignant vocal chops the source of its insatiable darkness. Summit exhibits an impressive ability in fusing genres, seen through the groovy synth build that pulls through the best of both worlds and seamlessly echoes the warehouse paradox. Following, "Addiction" is a heavier-set number that builds with a fierce oscillating bass. Almost trance-like whilst teetering onto progressive, Summit prowls the night with distortion and laser-like synths, grabbing reign of our bodies with an entrancing bassline. Afterhours/Addiction not only showcases Summit's artistry in the studio, it also offers a wholly valued addition to the dance music world.
Young Chicago native John Summit (real name John Schuster) has only released music for a little over a year, but the DJ and producer only reinforces the old phrase "age is just a number" with his extensive experience gracing the decks at various Chicago clubs. With a versatile playbook of styles ranging from American house to Euro-tech and techno, Summit has earned himself releases on notable labels such as DIRTYBIRD, Repopulate Mars, Toolroom, Farris Wheel, and more.