Switch EP by Francis De Simone

Palermo-born Francis De Simone drops a fresh four-track EP on Jamie Jones' Hottrax label.

Switch EP by Francis De Simone Photo by Francis De Simone/Hottrax

Within Italy's vibrant house music scene, newcomer Francis De Simone has been climbing the ranks, showcasing his talent on esteemed labels like Hot Creations, Solid Grooves Raw, SB Recordings, and more. Fusing elements of funk, R&B, and Latin house, De Simone has garnered support from influential artists such as Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, and label maestro Jamie Jones. The Sicilian now turns his attention to Jones' Hottrax, gearing up for his label debut with the spaced-out "Switch EP" featuring four slick cuts.

The package opens with "Switch", a tripped-out groove with bouncing beats, warping vocal injections and pulsating bass. "Stress" maintains the energy, guided by rumbling sub-bass and skippy hits, setting the stage for hands-up moments. Up Next, "Naja" delivers a no-nonsense bongo frenzy with Latin influences and grooving rhythms before "Rollin" rounds out the EP in style, fusing rolling low-ends and rapped vocals.

Francis De Simone - Switch EP
Release Date January 2024
Label Hottrax

1. Switch
2. Stress
3. Naja
4. Rollin

Michael Kiechle Born in München. Living currently in Lisboa.