Relighting the touch paper on his Weirdo Recordings label, Manchester’s acclaimed DJ/Producer Jason Herd brings all his soulful and uplifting goodness back into the arena, revealing the first instalment of his ‘From The Vaults’ series. Having had a rummage in Weirdo’s studio, Jason has unearthed a set of previously unreleased gems and has given them a lovely remastering spruce. Opening up with ‘I’ll Be There’, Jason rocks the soulful vibes with old school organs, bassline and an uplifting dubby female vocal hook. ‘Resonance’ is a slice of synth driven, underground piano house that was born from a jam on the original Jupiter 8; and closing out the package is ‘Not In Love’, an old school flavoured slab of dark, Deep House, featuring the vocals of Penny Mac and backed by a haunting organ that breaks into a huge arpeggiator to burn up the dance floor.

4/5

Reviewed by: Ratha Gud