With previous releases on Delusions of Grandeur, Voyeurythm and more, UK producer Ben Sun delivers a gorgeous blend of deep textures that hearken back to the golden era of NY and Chicago with his Distant Messenger EP on Razor-N-Tape.
On the A-side, Transmission has all the vibey goodness of an early Strictly Rhythm record, while Sable Sun scuba dives into Larry Heard territory with lush pad swells and squelching acid lines.
On the flip, the emotive motion of Tremors builds through hypnotic arpeggiated synths, a slow-rolling bassline and crystalline melodies, and the record finishes in proto-house territory with the Peech Boys era Larry Levan-inspired Red Light. This EP may wear its influences on its sleeve, but it looks (and sounds) classy as hell.
DJ Support :
MOXIE / NTS
I love this.
Loving these. Tremors and Red light espesh!
This is class again from RNT.
Sable Sun. Yes!
SEAN JOHNSON/ A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE
Really digging the Mr Fingers vibes, Red Light for me!
LUKE SOLOMON/ DEFECTED
PATRICK PERRING/ SLOTHBOOGIE
Looove a bit of John Sable… Just the deepness I’m into.
ZEPHERIN SAINT/ TRIBE RECORDS
Yup Sable Sun is straight in the box Has all the right elements but what really captures me is the swing in the groove!
LOUISE CHEN/ NTS
Love Red Light and Tremors, one of those might fit into my next NTS show on Tuesday.
I love this. Right up my street for warm up and deeper vibes. Fan of Ben’s stuff since that majestic DOG release. I’m also loving all the John Sable collab stuff as well, such as with Chaos In The CBD.
Sable Sun Is Beautiful!… I actually like most of this EP. Someone over there has a great ear for the unique.
SAM FAWCETT/ WWFM
Playing this one on the radio right now! Absolute slammer. Love it!
GROOVE ARMADA/ TOM FINDLAY
LOVING THIS EP!! Sable Sun is heaven…
FRED EVERYTHING/ LAZY DAYS
Very nice EP, will definitely play.
FISH GO DEEP/ SHANE JOHNSON
Strong stuff from start to finish, with the cosmic dub action on Sable Sun edging it for me. Will be playing.
WILL B SECRETSUNDAZE
Four good solid tracks. My pick is ‘Sable Sun’. . This one will fit nicely in a warm up of late nite territory.
SIMON HINTER/ FREERANGE
Nice Deep House tracks. Transmission for me. I like the Synth Baseline a lot
WILLIE GRAFF/ PACHA
Feeling this EP! All 4 cuts are well done deep house grooves. Especially feeling “Sable Sun” and “Tremors”.
SEAN MCCABE/ GOOD VIBRARTIONS
Sable Sun is the one for me on this. Deep and dope! Love the beats on it too.
NICKY V/ LA MONA
This is very very good indeed ! All four tracks are brilliant. I especially like Sable Sun and Tremors … excellent 🙂
I like the deep sound of SABLE SUN on this EP.
OLIVER DOLLAR/ DEFEFCTED
Nice tracks in here!
MR V/ SOLE CHANNEL
Yes, Yes and yes
THE SILVER RIDER/ DAVEY SCHARL
Amazing release! Love Ben Sun…his output for Delusions of Grandeur is some of my favorite on that labels discography.
MANUEL SAHAGUN/ FREERANGE
Loving this disco-Detroit vibe Sable Sun is my favourite here!
MARC ROBERTS/ PANTAI PEOPLE
Something for everyone here. Love the old skool jack of Red Light – was half expecting Daryl Pandy popping up at some point!
KASSIAN/ HEIST / PHONICA WHITE
Love the Jon Sable remix right up my street
I Like Sable Sun!
ATEHNS OF THE NORTH / GARETH SOMMMERVILLE
House is a feeling. This EP demonstrates that credo with alacrity. Like all the best body music, the basslines are built to propel the dancers through the night, whilst iridescent pads shimmer and the beats cascade with both undeniable purpose and comforting uniformity. I don’t have a favourite – all these tracks are welcome in my house. Classy and then some.
Really nice interesting tracks in this EP
ALEX HANDLEY/ WEAPONS OF DESIRE
Absolutely Brilliant. Love all the tracks.
PAXTON FETTELL/ GROUND PLANER AERIAL
Ben Sun always delivers, this is no exception. Wonderful stuff. <3
GRAEME PARK/ THE HACIENDA
A decent selection of grooves here.
PIORT ORLUV/ FREELANCER
The tune with Jon Sable is lovely!
Thank you for this, every song is strong, favourite is the one with Mr Sable!!! 🙂
SEAN BROSNAN/ FORWARD DISCO
Transmissions sounds like a tasty little sunrise number for this summer.
Great Release, Love It
MAX ESSA/ BONOBO JAPAN
Great EP! Sable Sun and Red Light will definitely be getting plays.
ALAN DIXON/ LUCKY CLOUD LOFT PARTY
Really nice 🙂
MAX P/ HELL YEAH
Wow, what a classy way to burn the floor. 1 and 4 for me!
KIKO NAVARRO / AFROTERRANEO
Loving how he twist the synths, Tremors my favourite out of this great ep.
ANDY BUCHAN/ MIXMAG
Oooh, Red Light the pick for me – great EP from a seriously good label!
TOMMY TURBOJAZZ/ JAXX MEDICINE
Sable Sun is the one for me!
WHITEY DELUCA/ KOLOURS LTD
Ben Sun is a bit of a special one for me. He’s all about quality over quantity. You’ll never see Ben flood the market with releases .. that’s just not the man’s style. He’ll take his time and compile 4 classic Ben Sun joints and align them perfectly by keeping it in his family of labels. Outstanding music, outstanding release, outstanding record label – what more could one ask for???
DANNY DUBBED/ MOODY MANC
Really like the dusty, deep vibe of Sable Sun here.
ANDY TAYLOR/ WE ARE THE SUNSET
Tremors and Redlight are the tracks for me on this one. Love the Larry Heard style pads on Tremors… well groovy. And Redlight’s percussion rolls and thumping bass make this a heads down bumper.
SUB CLUB GLASGOW/ HARRI JAMES HARRIGAN
Really diggin this lovely stuff.
Really feeling the gated madness of Tremors here ….big support on that from myself
Distant Messenger EP is a great release, I like it
JIM LISTER/ 1BTN
Feeling Sable Sun. Getting me excited about the summer!
DAIRMONT/ ROOM WITH A VIEW
Big fan of Ben since forever… Still having it!
Hot EP! Tremors and Red Light are our fav Mixes.
ROCCO FUSCO/ ROLLOVER MILANO
Such an elegant release!
SIMON HARRISON/ BASIC SOUL
Bit of an old school (or should I say skool feel to this ep. “Sable Sun” is ACE
KELVIN ANDREWS/ CURATED RADIO
Ohhh WOW!! I think this is my favourite thing in AGES!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT EVERY TRACK!! Ooooof!!
Oh Yes! Solid vibes all over this. Red Light is superb. Heat!
Sable Sun is the standout for me here, nice ‘n’ deep.
TREVOR FUNG/ THE PROJECT/ GRAFITTI KINGS
Loving Transmission & Sable Sun.
WILL NICHOL/ TOTALLY WIRED RADIO
A new EP from Ben Sun is always welcome, I just checked and I’ve been buying his stuff for a decade already. Always consistent, anyways thoughtful yet funky. More boss grooves.