Alan Fitzpatrick has started something with his imprint We Are The Brave – the selection of artists who have released on the label in the last 2 years shows his dedication to giving a home to the best underground music around for his loyal and dedicated fans. Club anthems come to mind, with tracks like Alan’s ‘We Do What We Want’, Gary Becks ‘Just One More’ and the recent smash hit ‘Poison’ from UK legend Skream.
They now welcome one of Scotland finest producers, and one of Alan’s long-time mates Harvey McKay.
“We both started out around the same time and I’ve always been drawn to his style of driving, soulful techno. I signed his three-track McGurk Effect EP to my 8 Sided Dice label back in 2011, so it was exciting to get sent some new music and I fell in love with all three tracks after just one weekend of testing them out.” – says Alan
The title track ‘Set Back’ has that old Detroit sound, but modernized with a tough edge. Vocal samples stab through the jacking synth hook and its explosive kick drum ensure some serious fist pumping action required. “Balter somehow reminds me of that Love Parade vibe from the 90’s” – says Harvey. Its rolling low end and vocal manipulation sit alongside drum rolls which build a heady groove. “It’s not like it sounds like a 90s track, but it certainly has the spirit of those times” – adds Harvey. “Hahaha Rush is just a track that’s come from hanging out with Gary Beck all the time!”. Its stripped back with a driving percussion power, and maybe the moodiest of the EP with a lot of texture and attitude. “Alan and I have known each other from the very start, he’s a sound geez and always got his ear on the pulse – it’s so nice to be working together on this release.” – Harvey.
Release date : August 17th, 2018. Buy Here