At this point in his career, producer/DJ Steve Lawler hardly needs an introduction. For over 20 years he has entertained fans with his productions and incredible parties, and it looks like 2014 is shaping up to be no different. His newest release, titled Do Ya, is available now on his own label, VIVa MUSiC.
Do Ya is simple and understated, while also being decidedly elegant. Combining soft percussion, old school vocals, and a smattering of bass, Lawler is able to deliver a charming and upbeat groove that should please new and old school fans alike. Lawler had this to say about the production process:
Over the last year I have been experimenting with the sounds of old school acid house mixed with the new possibilities of technology. I have been editing and re-working lots of my old records from my extensive collection. Whist going through all this history of house it hugely inspired me to do what house music has always been about; to sample and be creative. Do Ya was born from the depths of my record collection.
The track is part of a package that also includes an instrumental version and three very different reworks, most notably a remix from Hot Since 82. For my money, you would be hard-pressed to find another artist who consistently delivers the goods like HS82. Dark, brooding, and highly atmospheric, his signature bassline has this remix poised to becomes a late night, after hours sensation. When asked about how Lawler got linked up with HS82, Lawler stated:
Hot Since 82 heard me play my original when we played together for Radio 1 and asked if he could remix it which I was really happy about, and of course he has delivered a bomb! He has produced a heavy foot stomping modern classic.
The release also includes a “groove-infused colorful trip” from Patrick Topping and a distinctively dreamy tech remix from Bunte Bummler. While vinyl fans will have to wait until March 24 to pick up their copies, you can grab the Do Ya pack on Beatport now.