Producer of the moment, Ewan McVicar, follows his huge ‘Tell Me Something Good’, voted Best Track of 2021 by BBC Radio 1 Dance Awards and DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards, with the ‘Movin’ On Over’ EP, backed by an IKONIKA Remix, released on Optimo Music Digital Danceforce on 11 February.
With the ‘Movin’ On Over’ EP, Ayr-born Ewan McVicar showcases his love of the underground house music scene, the older Optimo Trax releases he fell in love with, and the legendary parties at Glasgow’s iconic Sub Club, which inspired him to pursue a career making and playing music.
The title track ‘Movin’ On Over’ encapsulates the essence of those classic Optimo Trax dancefloor cuts and presents Ewan McVicar’s interpretation of the infamous Optimo parties at Glasgow’s Sub Club. The sound references Ron Hardy in Chicago’s Muzic Box with the thumping, hard cutting bass line and acid influences which makes Ewan McVicar “envisage major head bopping”!
The hypnotic ‘Slowing Up The Freak’ is also made for sweat-soaked dance-floors. Ewan McVicar wanted to take the dancer to another, twisted place. The distorted noises and instruments used were designed “to f*ck with people on the dancefloor and slow up the freaks.” As Ewan McVicar adds, “we are all our own freak at the end of the day.” ‘Slowing Up The Freak’ is backed by a remix from IKONIKA which emphasises the trippy, freak out elements of the original.
The shimmering ‘Which Way To Go?’ rounds off the EP perfectly. Ideal for the after-party, the track was devised late at night and features Sega computer samples and acid house basslines, to create a euphoric and spellbinding finale.
Ewan McVicar has released on Shall Not Fade, Unknown To The Unknown, Nervous, & Trick; supported by Laurent Garnier, Roman Flügel, Paul Woolford, Melé, Denis Sulta, Nightwave, DJ Deeon, Skream, Meg Ward, and Big Miz.