See The Way

Lee Daley

Nordic Trax
NT076 | 2014-03-25  
Nordic Trax presents 'See The Way', a delicious four-track deep house EP from self-described 'Mancunian house fanatic' Lee Daley. Lee's roots run deep in the storied Manchester music scene: from his early days playing local bars, clubs, the infamous 'Afterhours' party and even a residency at a roller-skating rink, to his recent role as co-founder and resident at the internationally-renowned Content Manchester, Lee has hosted the likes of Derrick Carter, Move D and Prosumer to name a few.

Outside of the deejay booth, Lee's studio career began on his collaboration with Dan McGlynn as 'FraidSo' with releases on Robsoul, Streetlight Recordings and Greenhouse among others. His productions supported by Mark Farina, Phil Weeks & many more, Lee has toured to Dubai, Belgium, Norway, London & Amsterdam in support. More recently his solo productions under his own name have appeared on Bulletdodge, Beef Recordings & Sounds Recordings.

The EP opens with 'Can't Help It', a slow builder reminiscent of the finest '90s deep house. Descending into a magical breakdown, the song swells back into life with a catchy vibraphone hook as Lee delivers an uplifting and irresistible opening track.

Next up, the title track 'See The Way' is a near ten minute meditation on the groove. Built around old-school key stabs and jackin%u2019 beats, tension mounts over the first third of the track before a soft release into a moody breakdown. Key stabs and a string rise build the track back up to its euphoric peak before a long mix-out.

'JJ's 2nd' bumps along with vocal chops and a swirling hook that leaves you wanting more. Finally 'Afterhours' -- a nod to the influential Manchester party -- has the vibe of a perfect end-of-night track. Nostalgic and beautiful, the infectious groove is built around shuffle clap patterns leading the driving percussion. One for the heads and dancers alike, 'Afterhours' closes the EP out in style.

Chris Udoh: Quality Stuff Loving JJ's 2nd !! 10/10
Mark Farina: Lovely! 9/10
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada): see the way really working for me 10/10
Mr. V: I'm digginging this
DJ Sneak: sweet traxx all around
Sergio Santos: excellent house music! thank you 10/10
Nacho Marco: Great EP, liking 'Can't help it' and 'Afterhours' especially. Full support ! 10/10
Cristoph: Great Ep, See The Way is my fav, awesome track!
Alland Byallo: NT always brings the proper house vibes, no cliches, no trend jocking. Respect.
Shadow Child (RinseFM): Wicked ep - See The Way is my fave I think. Rinse support im sure.
Tres Manos: What can I say... Quality and Proper DEEP HOUSE! Diggin on all the tracks. Solid EP! 10/10
Ray C: Solid selection as always from Nordic. LOVIN Afterhours. Ear Porn 10/10
Jason Hodges: See The Way OG is the cut! 9/10
GIOM: Lovely work guys
Richard Ahmed (Crosstown Rebels): wicked
Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW): def support ! nice 8/10
Halo (H-Foundation): Nice ep from the Nordic boys full support
Fish Go Deep: Can't Help It working well for me here. Nice riff and a groove that builds well throughout.
Murray Richardson: yep, loving this ep, 4 large trax with CANT HELP IT being my fav...top stuff! 10/10
Jon Delerious: Great tracks! Loving See the Way
Harri (Subclub): liking these 8/10
Josh Billings: JJ's 2nd is some incredible vibe setting music. Will definitely see a lot of play from me.
Dia (WIP): FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC release!!! absolutely love this
Dubble D / Moodymanc: Great vibes here from a man who very much knows what's what!
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