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Maurice Fulton’s top dancefloor bangers

Maurice Fulton is one of electronic music’s enigmas. The US producer might have one of the most colourful back catalogues in house music’s history, but run a search for him online and you’ll likely struggle to find much information about him. He rarely gives interviews to the press, and he doesn't have much of an online presence, instead operating largely outside of the dance music bubble surrounding him.

He’s also produced countless seminal records since the 90s. These have been under a string of guises covering many different styles, but usually lean towards a singular twisted blend of funk and house. Ahead of his appearance at Fever 105's Forms takeover this Friday, we picked out 5 of his definitive cuts made for the dancefloor.

Life Is Water – Maurice Fulton Presents… Boof [Spectrum]

Gorgeous pan pipes, slow-burning tribalism, and one of the most anticipated kick drums you can get out of one track. It’s easy to see why Peggy Gou and Ricardo Villalobos are among Life Is Water’s biggest fans.

Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix) – Alice Smith [BBE]

Fulton has been credited with writing over 100 remixes, but most of his fans would all recommend you the same one. He throws everything into his remix of Love Endeavor, drawing out the original’s vivid piano to add all the drama of a heavy break-up to Smith’s bold soul voice. 2am treats.

Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) – Crystal Waters [Mercury]

What to say on this one? One of the most successful house tracks of all time, and arguably the definitive garage house anthem of the 90s. Fulton might be best known for his more recent funk-led house fare, but he was contributing to the production on records like Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) from as early as 1991. Somehow Crystal Waters’ most famous track has had a shelf life longer than many other house tracks in the same vein, and it's now considered an anthem within Berlin’s world-renowned house mecca, Panorama Bar.

In My Mind – Maurice Fulton presents Alderon [Realtime]

We’re not sure who would be bold enough to play this percussive workout Fulton put out in 1997 – nor are we sure when we would play it ourselves – but we do know it’s the kind of thing you can imagine would entrance a dancefloor in the right hands. Seminal stuff.

C'était Bon, Très Bon (Dr Scratch Vibe Mix) – Hot Sauce [Puu]

More of those classic Fulton pipes, matched by cosmic synths and all the sultriness you would expect from a French deep house vocalist. Playable at any time, but for us this rarity makes the most sense drawing the night to a close. Good, very good.

Friday 12th October

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