Most of us best know Julio Bashmore for his increasingly pop-centric house. While Bashmore's new sounds have won him new fans, there's no doubt that it's also alienated some of his original listeners.
However, his Velour project in tandem with fellow producer Hyetal provides something that Bashmore's original fans (and his new ones!) can get into.
Although it is still in the same ballpark as his solo efforts, there is something slightly more sophisticated at work here, best demonstrated on "The Tower," which FACT described as:
"A disembodied house diva holler recast as a distant howl, the religious possession of dance music underlined and looped."
You can grab yourself a copy of "The Tower," along with B-side "Plato's Retreat" in late July, just click here.