Photo by Jimmy Mould.
Dance music fans lets out a loud collective "awwww maann" when house music legend Jesse Rose announced his retirement at the end of 2016.But amidst the sadness, he also let news slip that there'd be a parting gifts of sorts: a final album Alright Mate due on March 15. Today, we have a small taste of the Los Angeles-based veteran's swan song, and it comes in the form of a short-but-oh-so-sweet collaboration with dynamic vocalist/producer, Seven Davis Jr.
Chock full of shuffling jazz horns and the type of celebratory, grooving house tinge we've come to expect from the pair of producers, it's an early taste of a farewell that will have us both teary-eyed, and cutting shapes on the dancefloor.
"[Appreciate"] takes me back to a release I did with Switch/Solid Groove as Induceve on Derrick Carter & Luke Solomon's Classic recordings called 'Jazz Chops (No Hang-ups),' says Rose over email about the collaboration. "It's for sure one of my favorites on the album. I started working on it while I was on this tiny little island in Greece in the summer of 2016 and it has some kind of island vibes to it for sure. Then Seven Davis Jr. put his touch on it with his vocals and it felt complete."
Check it out below.