Canadian duo 401 WST fuse hip hop and house vibes in their recent EP debut release, “Our House“
The 3-track “Our House” EP is composed of recently released “Do The Damn Thang” and 2 brand new songs. The DJ/producer partners create a seamless fusion of genres on “Real Quick” and its accompanying music video; classic hip-hop rhythms are complemented by a deep rolling bassline and kickdrums to add an electronic flair. “Alive” follows suit of “Do The Damn Thang” and is perhaps the more house-influenced of the two new tracks, melding a tech-house bassline and deeply reverberating synths with hedonistic lyrics about partying and hitting the dance floor – a novel concept in the global pandemic.
“Our House” Debut EP pays tribute to Chicago’s 80s hip hop scene when the genre was at its heyday in the underground. As Black musicians, the duo places very high importance on taking it back to the essence of where house music originated and emerged and paying homage to the originators of it all. 401 WST‘s sound is raw and unfiltered, providing a breath of fresh air in the age of autotune, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Named after the highway that connects their Canadian hometowns of Toronto and Cambridge, International DJ 4Korners and emerging producer Ashton Adams come together to form 401 WST. Prior to the project, 4Korners experienced global success and has performed at several prominent global festivals. He has also been awarded the prestigious titles of Canadian DJ Of The Year and an NBA Championship as Official DJ of the Toronto Raptors. Ashton Adams‘ production versatility stems from his exposure to a wide variety of genres. From the classic hip hop sound of 50 Cent and Lil Wayne, all the way to heavy metal bands such as August Burns Red and Under Oath.
As 401 WST, the two artists have set out to create music that focuses less on commercialisation and more on the old school values of bringing people together and having a good time. With such a unique sound and feel-good approach, “Our House” is the beginning of an exciting journey for 401 WST.