Having released numerous singles on DJ Spen’s Quantize and Unquantize labels previously, Australian producer ‘H.I.M.W.O.L.’ gets set to unleash his brilliant self titled debut album with the camp. ‘House Is My Way of Life’ is a whopping 17 track album jam-packed with new releases alongside some of his chart-topping tracks, showcasing his versatility as he joins the musical dots between soulful, Jackin’ and Deep House.
The album sampler features 5 cherry picked gems, kicking off the party with a catchy soulful outing, ‘He’s My Baby’, featuring the brassy vocals of songbird ‘Raye Cole’, which also comes with a tasty remix from Spen & Thommy Davis. ‘Keys’ is a lush Deep House cut, teased with heartfelt sweeping stings and emotive piano melodies; ‘Off Beat’ comes loaded with a quirky urban house groove that’s beautifully drizzled with a sensual vocal; and ‘I Need You’ is a classy slab of feel good piano house, loaded with a hot vocal hook. H.I.M.W.O.L.’s productions vary in style boasting beautifully penned vocal melodies to innovative rhythmic compositions all aimed squarely bat the dance floor.
“My main drive and focus behind this album has been through my life experiences. We all have times in our lives where emotions run high and I was able to use my emotions as a creative outlet to get the best results when producing these songs. I have worked tirelessly on this album for the past two years and to go on this journey with Spen, Thommy and the talented Quantize team it is a real honour and privilege.“ – H.I.M.W.O.L.
‘H.I.M.W.O.L’ hails from Australia where he was exposed to music from a young age and was influenced by various artists such as ‘Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Cymande, Miles Davis, Danny J Lewis, Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Lewis and Masters at Work’, to name a few.
His musical journey started with playing piano at the tender age of 5, which is still one of his first choice instruments when producing new music. Having honed his craft as a DJ and dabbling with production in the 90’s, 2009 was the year H.I.M.W.O.L started to take his music production to another level, meticulously manipulating beats and samples until he was satisfied with the distinguished and unique sound he has today. To date he has had much success with numerous releases on prestigious labels such as Quantize Recordings, Peppermint Jam, King Street Sounds and Defected Records.
H.I.M.W.O.L. ‘House Is My Way of Life’ Is Available Here