Get moving with Endgrain’s housey heater ‘Heavy Lifting’
‘Heavy Lifting’ is the second single from Sydney lad ENDGRAIN, following a thumping debut release. Seemingly coming out of the woodwork (hehe), Jackson May had been lowkey tinkering with production of psychedelic hip hop tunes before turning to dance music. He also builds gorgeous sound systems out of plywood and partners up with parties to put them to use. With this project however, released through October Records, Endgrain draws from genres like house, techno and world music to make club tunes “that will get people moving and enjoying themselves!”
Percussion is a big focus in this track, with shakers, hats and break loops layered together to create a catchy beat. Underneath, huge 808 kicks pulse with their deep rounded sound, perfectly contrasting with the rest of the skittering staccato percussion. The interplay of all these parts slowly builds and pulls back over the track, soloing the bass and the vocal sample leading into another all in breakdown that brings all the elements back together.
This track is something you can just move to intuitively, as the vocals keep repeating, when you hear it “you can feel it”. The structure of ‘Heavy Lifting’ is familiar while also bringing something new, with that deep bass turning this from a run of the mill house track into a certified heater.
Endgrain has an EP in the works that’ll be released by October Records later in the year, and with such solid opening singles it’s no doubt going to be packed full of tunes to get you moving.
WORDS BY HOLLY O’NEILL