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UP-AND-COMING CHICAGO TALENT ASHTON DELIVERS 4-TRACK EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE EP, “FOR THE PEOPLE”

Ashton, an exciting new DJ and producer emerging from Chicago, shares his debut EP, For The People, after breaking into the scene in 2021. The 4-tracker doubles as an acute display of his production sensibilities, offering a sampler of four different strains of house music. From a sax-drenched melody to a G-House weapon, to a minimal experimental house cut, Ashton’s For The People EP offers something for every type of house lover. The For The People EP is available to stream now.

STREAM: ASHTON – ‘FOR THE PEOPLE’ EP

An EP debut of epic proportions, For The People is an ode to Ashton’s love and admiration for the sounds of his home base, Chicago. Since making his production debut in mid-2021 with “Dark Matter,” a broody, dub-heavy house weapon, he has gone on to perform at a wide range of local venues and festivals, including Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival, Firelights Music Festival, Soundbar, Bass Station and more. His latest and final project of the year serves as his fourth original release and boasts a culmination of his experiences as he hones into his production identity. The opening track, “Lose Control,” features Saxogene and Qualowkey, and taps into his affinity for incorporating live musical elements into his music both behind the decks and in the studio. The EP kicks into high gear with “The One,” a crisp, sultry slice of G-House, followed by “Drop,” an explosive bass-house floor-filler. The EP concludes with “Thirsty,” a smooth, minimal groover that is driven forward by a catchy topline.

This EP is something very special to me and is an anticipated project by everyone who has followed me from the beginning of my journey in music. I wanted to produce an EP that portrays my wide variety of tastes in house music.”

– Ashton

ABOUT ASHTON – Ashton is an emerging house artist from Chicago bringing a unique style to the electronic music scene. The music he produces ranges from bass, tech, and experimental house. Ashton also switches up the game by showcasing live musicians in his sets, whether it’s a saxophone player or a vocalist.