Toronto, ON (November 5th, 2021) – Today 401 WST release their new EP Our House II (Kyngdom Records / JN SHPPRD), the follow up to their acclaimed 2020 debut. 401 WST is an electronic and house music duo comprised of world-renowned DJ-artist 4KORNERS (Toronto Raptors official DJ) and producer Ashton Adams, named after the provincial highway that connects their hometowns of Cambridge and Toronto respectively. Through their mutual love of house music and their fascination with its Black culture roots, the duo showcase their unique sonic blend of deep house, techno, R&B and hip hop. This release follows the success of their summer anthem “Won’t Put U Thru That” – which appears on the EP – and features rapper Zach Zoya (7th Heaven/Universal Music) on this catchy song that’s “anchored by a classic house groove, replete with synth stabs and a propulsive four-on-the-floor beat” according to Complex .
Our House II is equal parts edgy and emotional, while maintaining the dance floor energy 401 WST have become known for. “This project builds on what we started with our debut EP last year, but this time we really dove into the essence of what made us fall in love with house music growing up,” explains 4Korners, who’s been DJ’ing for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors since 2005. “The instrumentation and melodies really capture the feeling of what’s now known as classic house, but the textures we used are super modern and bouncy.” His prodigious production partner-in-crime Ashton Adams wants listeners to know how diverse sounding the EP really is, while sitting underneath the house music umbrella. “One of the things that makes this EP special to me is how the project covers many different styles of house music, including tech house, slap house, bass house and even hip house”. Lastly, in keeping with their #HouseMusicIsBlack mantra and movement, every artist they collaborated with on the project is from the African Diaspora.
Source Dalton Higgins