· By Robert Paine
New Release: Jon Delerious - Sound Box
Out July 7th 2023, Calgary's own Jon Delerious makes his Worship Recordings label debut with a bouncy Dub House jam entitled ‘Sound Box’, which comes complete with a remix from Hipp-E and Rob Paine.
Jon Delerious has been a stalwart of Canada’s thriving House music scene since the 90s, with previous releases on imprints such as Nordic Trax and Large Music releases championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Laurent Garnier. Boasting low end rumble that will surely cause even the tightest trousers to flap, ’Sound Box’ is simply a good honest House groove, featuring dub sirens and dancehall vibes galore.
“I’ve always had a love of Dub and reggae music, and I knew I wanted to make a dub heavy roller of a track” says Delerious. “It’s all about the groove and the big bass line on this one, it definitely delivers on a big sound system, hence the title of the track.”
For the remix, Worship Recordings founder Rob Paine linked up with longtime friend Hipp-E in Denver, where the pair got busy in the studio raising the tempo and summoning up a true head-down, late night rolling Dub/Tech riddim, primed to do serious damage on the dancefloor.
Celebrating his 30th year in the music biz in 2023, Hipp-E expands a little about the the release: “I loved the Dub vibe on the original track, and felt we took it straight to the warehouse on this mix, utilizing some chuggy beats and heavy bass. Grateful for the relationship with Rob and Worship Records, and Cyaaant wait to see this hit the dance floor!”
“I couldn’t be more stoked for the Remix by Rob and Hipp-e” says Jon “I’m a huge fan of Hipp-e’s music and have been playing his records forever. H-Foundation / Hipp-E is a legend!”
As Rob Paine puts it, “I was less than halfway through listening ‘Sound Box’ and I already knew this was going to be the next Worship release. Jon absolutely crushed this one! Eric (Hipp-E) and I finally made some time to work together again, after talking about it for way too long. Just like my first listening experience, Eric was hooked immediately and we jumped right into this one. I am super happy with the way it came out. And with my recent road test of it, I think a lot of dance floors across the world will be happy as well.”