POTTY MOUTH: Matthew Garton ‘Soul For Rent Ep’

27 12 2009

Matthew Garton knows how to have a good time.

From quirky vocal overlays to bouncy basslines, his music reflects his style both in the studio and on the decks. This time Garton is shaking up the sound of Los-Angeles based Potty Mouth Music, putting an eclectic stamp of house, tech and funk into one five-track package. “Soul for Rent EP” (PMM032) not only marks the producer’s PMM debut, but also brings another new vibe to an already multi-dimensional roster of sound.

With the new vibe comes the new PMM talent of Matthew Garton. Born in Brighton, England and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Garton is widely known within the underground house community as one half of DJ/production duo Rotation Station (with partner Roger Aquino). While house forms the backbone of his sound, his influences range widely from jazz and Latin to funky house and filtered disco. Pops of tech, electro and progressive all help define much of his production catalogue in the past five years, which has landed on the label likes of Buzz Cut, Junky Trunk and Destination, to name a few.

“This EP represents all the styles of house that I love,” Garton says of his PMM debut. “It almost feels like I’ve drawn on influences from the past and then reworked them into more current interpretations.”

The EP’s title track “Soul for Rent” melds funk, stark synths and distorted vocals into one bounce-driven groove. South African electro house producer Geoff K speeds up the tempo for his remix, padding the bass while taking the track to a deeper, fuller place.

Adding to the EP is “Candy Whacked,” a dirty tech fueled groove with all the peaks and valleys of a 2 a.m. banger. “Pretty Surprise” brings Garton’s quirky house influences to forefront, with help from a funky bass guitar and cheeky vocals by Bladwin Blaq. “One Love” rounds out the EP with its startling mix of synth driven sounds the build into a dreamy, soulful breakdown. Swing jazz drums and tick-tock bass pumps create stand out noise for the equally stand out track.

Look for his Garton’s influences of Fat Boy Slim, The Greenskeepers, Switch, Basement Jaxx, Frank Sinatra and Noze to all find their place his “Soul for Rent EP.”

“I tend to get bored really quickly, so new ideas and experimentation is what keeps me going,” he says. “I think it shows in this EP.”

PMM032 “Soul for Rent EP” by Matthew Garton is now available for purchase exclusively on beatport.com for four weeks. Look for it to be available for purchase on iTunes by February 2009.

Released December 2, 2009 via Beatport.com (Exclusive for 4 Weeks)
Original track by: Matthew Garton

Tracks: Soul For Rent, One Love,
Candy Wacked, Pretty Surprise ft Pepper Stone
Remix: Soul For Rent (Geoff K)

Matthew Garton ft Pepper Stone – Pretty Surprise – 128mp3 CLIP
Matthew Garton – Candy Wacked – 128mp3 CLIP
Matthew Garton – One Love – 128mp3 CLIP
Matthew Garton – Soul For Rent – 128mp3 CLIP
Matthew Garton – Soul For Rent (Geoff K Remix) 128mp3 CLIP

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