Maurice Fulton to play Hong Kong's House Of Ho
The pioneering and highly respected producer brings his heavy, heavy funk to 宀 Club on Saturday 24th August.
We get properly excited when we hear about artists of this calibre bringing their sound to the region. Maurice Fulton has been serving up unadulterated heat for over two decades, and there can be few producers in the world of underground and electronic music who are more revered, or who’s output is considered more ground-breaking.
His career was born out of the Baltimore hip-hop scene, where - back in 1982 - he started out cutting up records under the stage-name Dr Scratch. By the late nineties, he’d firmly established himself as a respected house producer, and over time his sound has developed, morphed and expanded into something that’s far from easy to define. Fulton says his roots are in Funk, and it’s easy to hear that from his transcendent mastery of rhythm, and uncommon ability to forge an intoxicating bass groove.
The record stacks at Cosmic Tiger HQ are fairly thick with pearls from his extensive catalogue. Highlights include his timeless remix of Alice Smith’s ‘Love Endeavour’, the futuristic boogie-pop of his rework of Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘Cruel Intention's’, and the heads-down bass groove of his Mim Suleiman dub ‘Nyuli’.
Digging a little further, though, we pulled out the driving, drum-heavy freak-out of his instrumental of (his other half) Mitsumi’s ‘Let’s Get Sick’, and the hazy, rolling jazz stylings of his work on Papa Blue’s ‘Luna En La Pampa’. Playing this little selection serves to remind us not only how diverse his productions are, but also how mind-blowingly accomplished they all are.
His DJ sets are renowned as no less far-reaching or dynamic. Expertly blending house, garage, techno, disco, funk and more, his three-deck mixing is rightfully admired and worthy of making an effort to behold - this is an inspired booking by House Of Ho and deserves full support.
Joining him at the turntables on the night, resident and event curator Mr Ho will be bringing his eclectic and carefully chosen stylings. With a release portfolio including outings on ESP Institute, Clone Jack For Daze and his own Klasse Recordings, he’s sure to bring some fire of his own to proceedings. Hong Kong crew make no mistake - this is one for the diary.Full event info here.