Looking back, the sound of Jacques Greene’s productions became a gold standard for remixers and like-minded creators for years to come. His slick blend of the then-nascent post-dubstep style and the timeless good-time vibes of house music heralded a new era of dance music giving equal merit to ethereal atmospherics and ecstatic release. ANTH01 glances back at Greene’s halcyon days, 10 years into his past, certainly rare and out-of-print, with absolute surety of his forward-thinking vision.
Synths swell into bilious clouds of ambience on the likes of ‘Tell Me’, as Greene’s trademark brand of heightened sampling blossoms across the run-time. Among the track listing we find examples of his fruitful collaborations: his work with How To Dress Well, ‘On Your Side’, a magnetic R&B mangling of sugary-sweet danceability, his Koreless joint effort ‘Arrow’ a reminder that his production style has always held the cosmic depths of deep house at its heart. As we transition towards the next chapter, the final track ‘Another Girl’ sees Greene’s vision coming to fruition, blending big warehouse moments with an attuned sensibility for the power of a killer synth lead.