It’s been some time now since Dave Taylor parted ways with Diplo and the Major Lazer project. Taylor’s distinct sound under the Switch guise inspired the ‘fidget-house’ movement a few years back while his other alias, Solid Groove, took a decidedly more deep house and dub direction. After a slew of influential releases, a high profile co-production credit on M.I.A.’s massive hit “Paper Planes” in addition to the release of the first Major Lazer record, many expected Taylor to be in a more high profile position at this point. Regardless, it’s great to see the Switch moniker back in the headlines again.
With You. is a new production collective including Switch, Rick Trainor, Jeff Penalva, Noah Schy, and Daouda Leonard. Their debut EP is already getting a good amount of attention with a recent premier on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The four tracker’s lead single, “Speak,” comes with a throwback remix from UK rave heros 2 Bad Mice. The EP also includes two additional original productions – “Not Somewhere” and “Crossing.” Both are very much in the vein of the Switch and Solid Groove sound. Give the EP a listen below.
With You.’s “Speak” EP is out now via the Hypercolour imprint on Beatport.com.