November 6, 2011 by DJ Elroy
Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Bad Navigation EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings (UK)
Style: Tech/Deep House
Click Therapy Recordings’ eighth release sees another EP from label boss Lee Guthrie, whose recent productions have been turning the heads of DJs including Richie Hawtin, Bushwacka, X-Press 2, Roger Sanchez, Stacey Pullen and Terry Francis. The three-track ‘Bad Navigation EP’ has a distinct early 2000’s West Coast flavour – deep, dark and groovy with rolling percussion.
Lee reveals: “The West Coast sound was a massive influence to me in the late nineties/ early noughties with labels like Siesta, Tango, Moody, Doubledown and Electrik Soul laying down some of the foundations of the tech-house sound that we know today. Producers central to the scene like Halo, Hipp-E, Tony and Onionz were also massive influences, releasing music that appealed to both the deep house and tech house/techno audiences and championed at the Tyrant nights at The Bomb and Fabric.”
The sound’s ability to fuse house and techno, forged its way to become the main sound of the DUBDUP parties that Lee co-promoted in the noughties.
This record points heavily towards those influences whilst still holding a modern tech-house edge in ‘Bad Navigation’ and ‘That’s Debatable’. Lee always likes to keep one of the tracks deeper on each EP and ‘Soul On The Dole’ is the cut this time around.
As Click Therapy continues to gain pace, there are plans in the pipeline for a series of remixes from some well established artists when the label celebrates its tenth release this winter.