While there has been plenty of focus on tech house in the last few weeks, we are already looky for our next injection. On our latest visit over to Protocol we are checking out “Skin”, the latest drop from Thomas Newson. First bursting out onto the scene back in 2013, Newson found initial buzz with a series of big room releases over at Revealed, Musical Freedom, and Armada, just to name a few. While he dabbled in big room back in the day, recent years have found Newson exploring groovy house sounds. Now after three years away, Newson stops back off at Protocol to join alongside Tim van Werd for “Ocean Deep”. Fun fact, Newson is also the son of DJ Marco V, who has also become a frequent collaborator.
After a three-year stint away from the world of Protocol, we have to admit that we are definitely hype for his return. After releasing “Ocean Deep” with Tim van Werd earlier this year, Newson is back with an intimate house single for these winter nights. Thriving in the world of tech house instead of his previous big room single, Newson balances intimacy and the essence of darkness with multiple layers of production. “Skin” leads us in with a soft vocal intro that builds into a delicate melody, creating the illusion of closing the distance between the listener and their dance partner. Newson aids the effort by combining more cinematic and ambient elements with a minimal bassline to keep the focus in the moment. Tech house can be sexy and intimate, you just have to find the right balance.
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