Sonny Fodera & Gene Farris – We Work It
The globally trendsetting house and techno family that is Visionquest now turns to a new pairing of Sonny Fodera & Gene Farris for their debut EP on the label. Entitled ‘We Work It’, the two-track affair comes with a remix by Visionquest man Lee Curtiss.
Australian Sonny Fodera has been at the sharp end of the dance music scene for years now, clocking up huge hits both solo and with Green Velvet aka Cajmere, releasing albums such as Afterparties & Aeroplanes and appearing on Cajual, Defected, Suara and many more top labels. Gene Farris, of course, is a Chicago house legend who has been active since the nineties, runs his own Farris Wheel label and has released close to one hundred definitive EPs on Relief, Soma and many others.
Up first, ‘We Work It’ is a lithe ritual of house funk with bent synths and slick mid tempo drums. A spoken word vocal snippet muses on the intake of various substances and the drums roll on infectiously below. It’s sure to be a standout anthem in the months to come given that vocal line and the spiritualness of the keys all around only adds to the effect.
The first remix comes from Lee Curtiss. This one is a much quicker and more peak time bit of tech house with textured, dynamic bass and plenty of drum fills. It’s an involved, more cosmic and tense take on the original, that will build great pressure on the dance floor. All in all this is another on point package from Visionquest that will get played far and wide.