Dolfin Records bossman Ben Hixon comes through with an impressive new album titled Living Quarters, released on New Math Records. An album steeped in house rhythms and electronic beats that transcend genres, the Dallas based musician is able to bridge the gap between house music, hip-hop and soul music effortlessly.
Tracks like “Candy Paint” meander through synths, thick basslines, vocal samples and drums that thump at every beat. “Child” brings a soul sample that is looped through a groove-heavy beat that is bound to get you dancing. “Look to the Right, Mike” brings a darker, eerier tone to the album that keeps the theme of thumping house beats that just keeps the momentum going until the end of the album. All the melodies and grooves throughout this project are beautifully arranged by Ben Hixon himself, with the exception of Mike Mitchell (aka blaque dynamite) on “Look to the Right, Mike.” Living Quarters is an excellent album that brilliantly experiments with house music by bringing in musical influences from jazz, soul and hip-hop music to craft an exciting listening experience.
Listen to Ben Hixon’s Living Quarters below via Bandcamp and make sure you support the project in any way you can!