A loving tribute to a house pioneer.
It feels natural, then, that producers following in Jarvis's footsteps reached out to Jarvis for some of that East Coast magic prior to his untimely passing. Mark Seven, whose study of the period between disco, boogie and house music borders on freakish, says, "The sound of [Jarvis's] floating keys over heavy dubs directly inspired the Parkway sound and gave us the energy to make "Working Girl."
When Seven sent Jarvis the demo for "Broad Street Pressure," he replied, "Wow man sounds like me, I'm flattered!" Indeed, the loose, floating yet heavy sound of Broad Street Pressure evokes not only Jarvis's legendary keys, but other producers following in the lineage of New York and New Jersey house. On the "Deep Pressure Powermix," Jarvis's colourful yet restrained organ solo brings to mind Bobby Konders' deep-as-the-ocean "Poem." On Seven's own "Tribal Pressure" version, he mixes up chants and a soaring piano riff. Each track hovers around 110 BPM, a nod to the original low-slung garage house style. That, the record pool-style promo sheet and other details make Broad Street Pressure a loving tribute to a house pioneer.