Worship EP by Berkson & What
James What & Dan Berkson drop Modelmaker's second release this October featuring Qzen and a remix from Lance DeSardi.
Following on from their ‘Seraphim / Firebird’ EP which picked up heavy hitting support from the likes of Seth Troxler, Skream and Steve Bug the multi-talented duo deliver a sublime offering in ‘Worship’, along with a deeper remix from Lance De Sardi. The impressive and unique artwork accompanying the release is based on a woodcut by What’s great grandfather Conrad Felixmuller.
‘Worship’ pulsates into life through dusty percussion and shimmering atmospherics; Qzen’s spoken word vox gracefully dominates proceedings for the most part (the words of which are taken from a poem by British poet Patience Agbabi called ‘Josephine Baker Finds Herself’) while mechanic modulations and a cosmic sh101 hook combine to dish up a warm off-kilter techno cut with an subtle yet infectious groove.
Lance DeSardi has built up quite the back catalogue over the last decade on labels such as Black Catalogue & Planet E along with his own imprint Legwork, as a close friend of Dan and James he steps up to remix ‘Worship’. His re-imagining picks up the pace somewhat by resonating a snippet of Qzen’s vocal uttering “straight to my heart” over shifting percussion, soft pads and whirring atmospherics which lend themselves perfectly to her silky voice in this excellent final offering.
Berkson & What - Worship EP
Release date 20th October 2014
Label Modelmaker Records
A1. Worship (Extended Mix)
B1. Worship (Lance DeSardi Remix)