Erefaan Pearce, AKA Late Nite Cancerian, has an established history in the Cape Town house community both as an outspoken voice and as a DJ & producer. After launching his Things We Make label early last year he has consistently released his own music, showcasing a style that is as deeply rooted in house history as it is aware of the present.
That description might also apply to his latest release, Stay The Course, which contains 3 original tracks and 2 instrumental cuts. Opening track Middle Way brings a strong vocal groove with a sample that feels distinctly inspired by prior generations of house music, the likes of which we only occasionally still hear locally but do no less dancefloor damage when unleashed. P&J is a slower, darker number that still has a great holding energy to it.
It’s on the closing track, Futurism, that Erefaan showcases his awareness of today’s electronic music landscape. The driving, menacing bassline on it is distinctly current and it wouldn’t sound out of place in any of the town’s techno floors. P&J and Middle Way each get the instrumental cuts, the Middle Way one of particular sounding amazing.
Stream the previews below and grab a copy off the Traxsource link. For more music check out our feature of fellow Cape label Ambious Records’ recent compilation.
Editor’s Favorite: Middle Way (Original Mix)