It goes without saying that Manchester producer trio Mason Collective had a very good year in 2018, and it has already spilled over into this new year. From remixing MK’s “Back and Forth,” landing a Rinse FM residency, and debuting at Ibiza, to being the face of the FootAsylum x Adidas’ Yung 96 sneaker campaign, culminating in a party live-streamed on Mixmag, it’s been a magical time for Blair Suarez, Adam Myles, and Omar Guedar. So, it would be the perfect time to drop their new imprint, Whippin Records, and christen it with a big-energy EP of their own composition, called Wifey.
“It’s the first release on Whippin, so we chose two high-energy grooves that we feel are the best representation of our sound and the direction in which we want to take the label,” Mason Collective tells Insomniac. “We’ve been sitting on them for a minute now. After the crazy amount of support both tracks got over the summer and the hype they developed, we decided it’s only right to hold these back for ourselves.”
“Wifey” is the title track to the new EP, but the flip side, “Appleton,” is equally a heavy-hitter. Carrying their signature style of rolling basslines and bouncy tribal percussion, this track leans heavily Latin. Between vocal samples, percussive flourishes, and rhythmic choices, the influence helps push “Appleton” in a fiery dancefloor direction. It’s a tech house track that uses the warm and organic flow of house to pull deep and soul-tapping connections from the mix. According to the group and its fans, peers or otherwise, this track has already burned up clubs over the summer, and it will certainly continue to dominate now that it’s open to the masses.
This hot bit of sweaty, grooving music is another hit for Mason Collective, and just more proof that their climb is well earned and sure to continue.
Available February 8 via Whippin Records.