That Culture by Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson drops his debut house LP entitled That Culture on his Master Chef Music imprint this month.
World-renowned audio engineer and Core Recording Studios co-founder Brian Johnson is well-known for his broad take on the deeper side of house music. Hot on the heels of his "That Culture Remixes" release which saw support from Laurent Garnier, Fred P, and Skream, Johnson's debut LP explores house, soul, techno, dub, and beyond and includes a continuous mix of the 15 track release.
‘Internal Intro' blissfully launches "That Culture" as silky, ambient pads carry fluttering female vocals before taking a U-Turn with "State Property", casting a more foreboding sound boasting devilish basslines, emotive synths, and abrupt hats. "Industry Clones" utilizes convulsive keys and driving percussion as otherworldly harp samples dance around timely echoes and lasers.
Brooding low-ends shape warped, synth-driven cuts "We Kept Running" and "Polyandry" where ethereal tones take front and center, before transitioning into the glistening soundscapes of "The Open Sea" and "An Old Fashion". Here, floating harmonies and shimmering hats are juxtaposed with a dark, punchy bassline. The angelic vocals of Renee Wynter take hold of "Rainy Daze" ahead of the machine-driven "Don't Jynx the Sphinx", offering up a bass-heavy assault on the senses.
Renee Wynter retakes the spotlight across tantalizing vocal cut "Round & Round", easing into the dreamlike techno-infused sonics of "Floating in the Mirror" and "Liquid Fiyah". The dubbed-out "Sound Test" returns to moodier territories as chasmic basslines, twisted samples, and stirring vocals provide a memorable finale to the project.
Brian Johnson - That Culture (LP)
Release Date March 2022
Label Master Chef Music
1. Internal Intro
2. State Property
3. Industry Clones
4. We Kept Running
6. The Open Season
7. Effective Treatment
9. An Old Fashion
10. Rainy Daze feat. Renee Wynter
11. Don't Jynx The Sphinx
12. Round & Round feat. Renee Wynter
13. Floating In the Mirror
14. Liquid Fiyah
15. Sound Test
16. That Culture (Continuous Mix)