- When it celebrates its tenth birthday next year, Hudd Traxx can look back on a job well done (so far). For a little house label from a corner of northern England midway between Manchester and Leeds, they've over achieved when it comes to attracting talent. Iron Curtis, Rick Wade, Mihai Popoviciu and Brett Johnson have all passed through, and there are producers who owe Hudd Traxx a debt of gratitude for their break.
From the opposite end of that spectrum comes Chicago house doyen Chez Damier, here joining label co-founder Eddie Leader and Tomson, who's best known for his work on Freerange. Damier's soulful croon is pushed high up in the mix on the main version of "I Am With You." Leader and Tomson prove able musical foils, serving up a warm, wandering bassline, stabbing synths and plenty of old-fashioned Chicago soul. They toughen up the beats on the dub, introducing a whip-cracking percussive element.
A1 I Am With You
B1 I Am With You (Dub)