Hausick – Gospel
You can pick up this fantastic EP directly from Fresh Meat Records on Bandcamp.
Original press release from 2013 along with selected DJ feedback.
There is little we know about Tunisian artist Mahdi Machfar. He, as yet, has not released many tracks, appearing on small independent labels from the UK and his native Tunisia. We received his demo under the pseudonym Hausick a few months back and fell for the originals found on this EP. Mahdi writes no bullshit deep House. His three originals are restrained and unpretentious. This music is meant to be mixed live, for selectors who specialize in long blends. This is about the girls and guys who remix live using turntables. The title track, Gospel, evokes Kung Fu movies and the “lonely traveller going from town to town…” The speaker yells, “Learn how to spin!” A direct enough manifesto. Space Between Us and Empty Without You are both sparse and emotive. They are the kind of tracks that pull dual duty – they pound in a sweltering club and sound smooth and light as air at home. Audio Soul Project who teams up with saxophonist Jimmy Tripp remixes Empty Without You. Jimmy played sax on ASP’s last full-length album.
Jimpster – Loving the sound of the original of Empty Without You. But strong EP all round.
Giovanni Damico – Amazing music here! Love you guys!
Danny Tenaglia – 4/5 for Gospel. Thanks!
Jamie Anderson – Great release! My picks are Gospel and the Audio Soul Project Remix.
Robert Owens – Great group of tracks.
Shur-I-Kan – Love the vibe on this record (unsurprisingly). Nice to hear the old Ronnie Foster sample dug out again…. Empty Without You is my fave – especially the Audio Soul Project Remix….
Giom – Empty Without You sounds like a housey DJ Cam, like it!
Murray Richardson – Thank goodness for Fresh Meat Records! Long live good house music!
Jonas Kopp (Argentina) – Space Between Us is excellent! Thanks!
Moodymanc – Right up my street, thanks!
Nuno dos Santos – Gospel is my fave here! Nice one!
Mijk van Dijk (Berlin) – “Empty Without You” has a superb jazzy vibe! But the real killer track her is “Space Between Us”. Sure to featured in my next sets and on my next radio show “Music 4 the Microglobe”.
Mark Henning – Thanks, will play a couple of these.
Dean Facer (DJ Mag Hype Chart) – Deep and delightful…this is an awesome and very well produced release.
Pawas – Nice deep release. Empty Without You is my fave.
Ralph GUM – Gospel is a nice tune.
Jason Hodges – This is dope!