THE SQUATTERS are frontiering the modern state of 4-to-floor freshness. The British duo, consisting of Oliver Portamento and Alex Powell have been working with each other extensively over the years in everything from event promotions to their obvious crowd-crushing antics. There likability, hard work, and connective nature eventually led them to the ears of Radio 1′s KISSY SELL OUT, who quickly signed them on his San City High Label and brought them along on tour in 2010. It’s easy to claim the rest after that, is history.
As far as their sound goes, it’s a forward blend of House, Dutch, and Electro, sitting amidst dreamy atmospheres and bottled up basslines. It’s definitely revitalizing to hear a proper twist on these genres which are losing some of their momentum these days due to a lack of fresh-thinking on a big picture scale. Lucky for us, there are duos like The Squatters amongst many other club pioneers who keep the sounds pressing in the right direction.
It was quite the nice midweek present to come across The Squatters recent remix of SHINICHI OSAWA‘s “Love Will Guide You” this morning. As stated on their Soundcloud page, it is their first remix of 2011 and it is fucken awesome. Enjoy that, and also an additional work of theirs below. Thanks to them I’ve been sitting on a cloud all day long…