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Brett Johnson

Move power

Releasing a stand-out debut on the remarkable imprint Visionquest, one of North America’s most dexterous and versatile producers Brett Johnson steps up with Move Power – a dense and heavy double hitter of chemical heart and rolling sharp edged house. Evocative licks of vocals are provided by the talented Ellipsis. A three-track journey from a Texas native, Brett Johnson’s streak of truly remarkable funk continues its conquest of enthusiasts near and far.

As a producer, DJ, and label owner, Brett has deftly crossed boundaries over house, techno, disco, and R&B, delivering a cascade of benchmark releases for well over a decade. Brett has also been running his own imprint Bang The Box with close friend Lance DeSardi since 2007. Now his latest work on the impressive Visionquest imprint, his A-side of the EP Move Power features enigmatic vocals of Andre Lewis aka Ellipsis. Nothing short of a peak time banger with lashings of cutting edge soul, Brett is always exploring futuristic house feeling, fusing leftfield modern magic with analogue keys and cosmic FX to create a musical trip for the senses. The Move Power (Dub) ascends with a wonked out euphoric trap of quality and complex textures paying homage to the magic of the original.

The B-side Furtherer is a prime example of Johnson’s passion for groove. A rolling tech cut with a tougher exterior and bubbling centre, its intricate pattern and arrange will make it a guaranteed winner on the floor. Hovering and bizarre samples work their way in and out for the most mind-bending jam in the pack. Equally bringing as much magic as the flip side, Furtherer pounces on good feelings of funk and stomping vibes. Happy to bring another talent to light, Visionquest is happy to welcome one more favorite to the fold of top-notch talent currently sweeping the global scene.