Some may think that deep house and spooky Halloween just wouldn’t work but George FitzGerald brings the perfect edge to the genre with crunchy synths, thumping bass lines and atmosphere aplenty. George FitzGerald was one of many artists to pioneer the move away from dubstep, whilst many of his peers pursued the sounds of dark, industrial techno. He brought influences from house into the music. Look at one of his earlier releases such as “Hearts” released via his own label ManMakeMusic.
Since then he has become one of the leading artists in the booming deep house scene. Whilst labels such as SWAMP 81 moved from dubstep towards a sound more influenced by techno, he aligned with the funkier Hotflush Recordings run by another house convert, Scuba. Recently he has lit up the scene with his prestigious Radio 1 Essential Mix and his release “I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)” on Domino Records’ sister label, Double Six Records. The release features a remix from another house heavyweight, the piano melody master that is Paul Woolford, which just adds to the deserved hype around him.
The lower deck and after-party are hosted by Muddywellies and they will be keeping the party going at Orange Rooms until 5am along with the High Tide residents. On this freaky Halloween boat extravaganza I’m hoping to hear some gems from the forthcoming Paul Woolford album (under his Special Request alias) alongside many a dubplate from the crew at Hotflush Recordings. FitzGerald’s debut album is to be released in 2014 via Double Six and by the sounds of his last couple of releases we are in for a treat!
The High Tide boat will sail from 20:30 till 01:30, and then ticket holders can make their way to Orange Rooms to continue the party.