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Making Waves: Pausepushers

60 minutes of soulful, funk-fuelled house inside

2021 Sep 16     
2 Bit Thugs

When he's not playing the four-string for soul survivors Incognito, Francis Hylton AKA Pausepushers gets his house head on…

In our Making Waves series, we showcase DJ mixes by scene newcomers, rising stars… and the occasional returning veteran! Stand up Incognito bassist Francis Hylton, who's recently discovered the joy of house music and, thus inspired, launched a parallel solo production career as Pausepushers.

Name: Pausepushers

AKA: Francis Hylton

Location: Bedfordshire, UK

Describe the music you make in 20 words or less: House with groove and harmony. Can be tongue-in-cheek. There might be a bassline involved.

Five key influences: Todd Terry, Masters At Work, Moodymann, Switch (Dave Taylor/Solid Groove), J Dilla

What one artist/producer would you most like to work with, and why? Opolopo. His sound is so warm and tight and his bass is rude and in your face. I guess I could play the tambourine or something!

If people check out just ONE of your tracks, what should it be? Gimme Some More, which also features Bluey from Incognito. Not just because it’s my latest track, but because it pretty much came out the way I heard it in my head. 

What else do iDJ readers need to know? I’m co-owner of Future Spin Records which has been running for under two years. I’m involved in a lot of the songwriting and production, even sometimes when not specifically featured. I’m also a member of Incognito, Str4ta, Thames River Soul and Citrus Sun.


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Pausepushers feat Bluey's Gimme Some More is out now on Future Spin Records – buy it here.

Follow Pausepushers: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter

Mix tracklist:
Saison - Got Me Hot (No Fuss Records)
Pausepushers ft Bluey - Gimme Some More (Future Spin Records)
United Soul - Expansions [2021 Rare Groove Mix] (Loftsoul US)
NWN - Needing’ Your Love [Vocal Mix]  (totheRock Records)
Soul Avengerz - The Music’s Got Me High [Qubiko Remix] (The FUTURE Digital)
Angelo Ferreri, James Deron, Danmic’s - House Feeling Anthem (Mood Funk Records)
L'Tric ft Andrea Martin & Sean Declase - All My Life (Opolopo Extended Remix) (Neon Records)
84bit - In My Arms (Legent Music)
HRDY Paulo Maria - Find My Way (No Fuss Records)
Moon Rocket ft TSOS & Benjy - Kalamba [Moon Mix] (Moon Rocket Music)
XIA - Talk Dirty To Me [RC Cosmic Disco Mix] (Chicago Soul Exchange)
Distant People ft Imaani - Things You’ll Never See (Future Spin Records)
Incognito - Feel The Real (Micky More & Andy Tee Classic Mix) (Groove Culture)
North n South ft Vanessa Haynes - Sweet Love (WU Records)





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