James Barnsley is a name that is synonymous with house music. With releases on Savor Music, Keep it Zen, Sankeys Music, and Catwash Records it’s safe to say that Barnsley knows his way around a studio…and a dance floor. Always progressing forward while staying true to house music in it’s purest form, James Barnsley is a class artist in this massive global industry. While his whole catalog is worth listening to, here are two free downloads that he’s made available through his Soundcloud.
You can stream and download the two tracks from the Soundcloud players below. Sit back, relax, play ‘em loud, and have an excellent weekend.
Pushing starts off strong with wet reverberated hits and a brief introduction with a jackin hat pattern. As the track chugs along the hypnotic vibe locks you in, and it isn’t broken until the vocal treatment from Robert Owens comes in. An ode to old basement parties and limited tools, it is certainly a track that everyone can appreciate. A wobbly pad enters the mix rounding off the track in true Barnsley fashion.
Nothing gets a groove going like some punchy 909 toms. Add a slow chunky bassline and the groove is further enunciated. James Barnsley has a fine attention to detail within the track, making sure that each element finds it’s appropriate place in the mix. From the synthetic click every four bars to the distant chords every so often it is a great track with a fun arrangement.