John 'Quivver' Graham shaped the progressive house movement in the late nineties. Prog DJs might feel they are under seige at the moment with their flashier electrohouse and minimal cousins hogging the spotlight, but Graham is holding strong for the genre, pushing the sound he knows best on his new compilation 'Controlled Substance'.
John Graham is a name familiar to progressive house followers. His track 'Stage One' under the name Space Manoeuvres is regarded as an all-time classic of the genre while his 12"s as Stoneproof ('Everything's Not You') and Quivver ('One Last Time') popped up in the sets of pretty much everyone.
Besides a handful of releases in the last few years, he also produced 'Illogical Consequence', the second album for Italian house duo Planet Funk. Hot on the heels of the Quivver single 'Not Givin' In' released in March comes a new mix CD 'Controlled Substance'.
'Controlled Substance' is Graham's first compilation since 2001's 'Transport 5' [Perfecto]. Along with remixes of his latest single, the CD features cuts by well-known exponents of the progressive sound Bill Hamel, Barry Jamieson, Habersham and Kazell plus contributions from breaks stalwarts PMT and Dylan Rhymes.
Quivver 'Controlled Substance' Tracklist
1. Quivver - Into
2. Maurice - Dub Electric
3. Crazy Penis - Cruising [Nu-Frequency Edit]
4. Habersham & Kazell Pres. Paradise Rockers - One Thing [Quivver Mix]
5. Quivver - Not Givin Up [Quivver’s Dried Out Mix]
6. Quivver - Not Givin Up [Quivver’s Dirty Dub]
7. Dylan Rhymes & Ricky Stone - Shanghai Taxi [Deepgroove Mix]
8. Beckers - Colour Me Blind [Phatjak Mix]
9. Trent Cantrelle & Freddy Be - You Don't Have To Cry
10. Jaytech - Genesis
11. Audio Magnetics Vs Quivver - Digital Music (Hamel Mix)
12. PMT - Necromancer
Quivver 'Controlled Substance' is released on Boz Boz on August 7th, 2006.