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Saison

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

London based duo Saison aka Leigh Darlow and Matthew Bandy have been named the best deep house artist of 2018 and 2019 by Traxsource and amongst the biggest selling deep house artists on Beatport they have released on some of the most respected labels, from Defected, Toolroom and Large Music to Sonar Kollektiv, Suara, Papa and more.

 

Their RA profile classifies there sound like this, “Saison’s sound is characterised by a truly timeless quality and firm focus on groove, deeply rooted in the music from their early, formative years of music discovery. Warm chords, crisp, intricate percussion and evocative soulful vocals are blended to masterful effect to create records that are easily accessible, but that also reward repeat listens due to the intricacy and sophistication of their production. For Saison, it’s about more than simply making you dance: it’s about evoking an emotion that stays with you long after the music has stopped.” - no pressure there then!

 

From the release of Moments on Large Music (possibly the only label I’d encounter the duo on to that point) which was a Beatport deep house No.1 for an astonishing six months and 2019's highest selling deep house song on Traxsource the pair haven’t looked back.

 

Matt grew up in the United States, amongst the Midwest rave scene, listening to house and techno and revering electronic luminaries like Chez Damier, Ritchie Hawtin, Mike Huckaby, Derrick Carter and co. Leigh’s journey came via the illegal rave scene on the outskirts of London, acid house and breakbeat moving into vocal garage and house after attending the legendary Rulin’ parties at Ministry of Sound, soundtracked by the likes of Danny Rampling, CJ Mackintosh and Heller & Farley.

 

Matt and Leigh also own Earthworks Studios in North London. The two provide production, engineering, mixing and mastering services to some of the most respected names in dance music.

 

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Saison

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

London based duo Saison aka Leigh Darlow and Matthew Bandy have been named the best deep house artist of 2018 and 2019 by Traxsource and amongst the biggest selling deep house artists on Beatport they have released on some of the most respected labels, from Defected, Toolroom and Large Music to Sonar Kollektiv, Suara, Papa and more.

 

Their RA profile classifies there sound like this, “Saison’s sound is characterised by a truly timeless quality and firm focus on groove, deeply rooted in the music from their early, formative years of music discovery. Warm chords, crisp, intricate percussion and evocative soulful vocals are blended to masterful effect to create records that are easily accessible, but that also reward repeat listens due to the intricacy and sophistication of their production. For Saison, it’s about more than simply making you dance: it’s about evoking an emotion that stays with you long after the music has stopped.” - no pressure there then!

 

From the release of Moments on Large Music (possibly the only label I’d encounter the duo on to that point) which was a Beatport deep house No.1 for an astonishing six months and 2019's highest selling deep house song on Traxsource the pair haven’t looked back.

 

Matt grew up in the United States, amongst the Midwest rave scene, listening to house and techno and revering electronic luminaries like Chez Damier, Ritchie Hawtin, Mike Huckaby, Derrick Carter and co. Leigh’s journey came via the illegal rave scene on the outskirts of London, acid house and breakbeat moving into vocal garage and house after attending the legendary Rulin’ parties at Ministry of Sound, soundtracked by the likes of Danny Rampling, CJ Mackintosh and Heller & Farley.

 

Matt and Leigh also own Earthworks Studios in North London. The two provide production, engineering, mixing and mastering services to some of the most respected names in dance music.

 

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