Half of Freaks (with Luke Solomon) Justin Harris returns to Baker Street Recordings for his second EP. The first came in 2007 and Harris has also remixed Matt Prehn and Jacob in the interim period. Demarkus Lewis also makes a return to the Leeds label having remixed Bang Bang back in 2009.
Artist: Justin Harris Title: Music’s My Religion EP Label: Baker Street Recordings (UK) Cat No: BSD028 Style: House Release Date: 26th September 2011 The Tracks 1: Music’s My Religion 2: Music’s My Religion (Deez Preach 2 Teach Mix) [Demarkus Lewis] 3: People 2011
It’s deep, driving peak-time underground house music in the trademark Baker Street style, with the odd recognisable vocal. May evoke thoughts of big warehouse spaces complete with yellow and black striped pillars. Demarkus Lewis adds some squelch and ups the preacher factor.
Justin Harris has been active as a DJ business since 1987 and has been producing since 1994 in collaboration with Luke Solomon and under the names Robotic Movement, Free soul (with Diesel) and Oliloqui for labels like Classic, Phono, 20/20 Vision, and SSR. Harris is probably best known as half of the duo Freaks (again a collaboration with Luke Solomon) and their acclaimed Music For Freaks label – both for diehard deephouse fans as for adventurous electronic music lovers.
In a little over a decade Demarkus Lewis has released over 100 singles and remixes, staying true to his roots in the underground sound whether it be deep soulful house or the heaviest of techno/tech-house outings. Known for his ability to go deep while maintaining the energy to keep the dance floors moving, he has proven to be diverse artist, with releases for Bluem, Aesoteric, Flat & Round, Black Vinyl, Slip ‘n’ Slide and several others alongside his own Grin imprint.
Since it’s launch in 2006 Baker Street has grown into one of the UK’s leading deep and tech house labels appearing consistently in the sets of DJs like Laurent Garnier, Inland Knights, Dirt Crew and Luke McKeehan and on the pages of the dance music press. The label has previously released EPs featuring music by Jay Tripwire, Moodymanc, Sei A, Matt Prehn, Murray Richardson and many more.