Stuart King’s fingerprints have been all over progressive house for two decades now, and he’s back with a double-A-side on Stripped Digital.
‘Theravarda’ sees Stuart King serving up a moody, slinky bassline, topped off with a hypnotic sitar hook and some trippy effects. But it’s Stuart King’s other track, ‘Yogic Flying’, that really makes this release, in my opinion. It’s low-tempo house bliss, with punchy percussion, a warm, fat bassline, and lazy but uplifting Balearic melodies, and it builds beautifully, with the chimes that take centre-stage halfway through proving a real highlight. At the end of Frozen, Olaf gets his own personal winter. Having ‘Yogic Flying’ in your headphones is like the converse – it’s your own personal slice of summer that you can enjoy whatever’s going on around you. What a absolute delight.