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John Camp - Mistral
12" Vinyl

John Camp


Soul Clap Records

Released: 23rd September 2016 | 4 track house ep

It's not every day you find a keyboard player with chops like John Camp. Plucked from the same Minneapolis Jazz vine that grew such deliciously ripened talents as No Regular Play's Greg Paulus and Aaron James (Gregory Porter band), we met Camp for the first time at the Marcy Hotel. Initially adding his signature touch to other's Crew Love records and last year dropping an incredible EP on Have A Killer Time, the Mistral EP marks his first official Crew Love release!
Camp's range is dynamic and this body of music certainly shows it. From jazz funk infused deep house, to analogue heavy brokenbeat, to vein-melting downtempo with a Dilla twist, this EP takes you there and then some.
More from John Camp in his words:
Mistral started out as an odd-ball tune put together in the wee hours at the Marcy Penthouse. Having played it live a number of times with my good friends Greg Paulus and Nick Debruyn from No Regular Play, here it is now, in it's final version featuring Greg Paulus on Trumpet.
Sirocco is a bit of a counterpart to Mistral, slowing the tempo down to a nice slow groove and branching out into some new realms. Unlike Mistral, Sirocco is a darker and more mysterious song.
I have been fortunate enough to meet Aidan Carroll, a fantastic Bass player, who has laced Vandalia with some tasty bass lines. The song is sort of focused around the bass line progression and shows Carroll's amazing ability to weave a beautiful pattern through these unusual chord changes.
Lastly, there's Medusa, Soul Clap and Camp's collaborative effort with the Clap steering the wheel and Camp firing all the musical heavy artillery. This dancefloor friendly house/techno flex has stood the test of time in Soul Clap's DJ sets.