A UK house veteran digs deep.
Mr. G‘s name has become synonymous with quality in UK house. The artist born Colin McBean was raised in London (though he now resides just outside the capital) and first earned his stripes as part of The Advent, a techno collaboration with sound engineer-turned-producer Cisco Ferreira, before focusing on a sound that’s slower and closer to house, though still often intense, under the Mr. G name.
McBean has been gradually honing his music as Mr. G for 15 years now, mostly releasing on his own Phoenix G label, but also through Defected and Rekids, who released his first two albums, Still Here and State of Flux. His most recent album, last year’s Personal Momentz (a reference to the death of his father, a reoccurring theme throughout the album) is his best full-length to date, and his status as a DJ continues to rise (a recent, well received Boiler Room session didn’t hurt, of course).
Before he was a producer, Mr. G was a digger, and on his FACT mix he focuses on the soul, funk and more which has always inspired him. It’s sweet, funky, and on Kendrick day, oddly appropriate.