STAFF PICK: HIGHER – Jesse Saunders ft Cassandra Lucas


HIGHER – Jesse Saunders ft Cassandra Lucas (Broken Records, BR-1904)


In a monumental year for the Originator of House Music, Broken Records is proud to present the newest release from Jesse Saunders. In an outstanding collaboration with Changing Faces own Cassandra Lucas and producer Michele Chiavarini, Saunders delivers an EP that brings together all his experience into one awe-inspiring release which will have dance floors the world over moving and grooving. The Originator is in full force with these tracks and his music will take you inevitably ‘HIGHER’.

Jesse Saunders wrote, produced, performed and mixed the world’s very 1st house record “ON and ON” on his upstart record label Jes Say Records out of Chicago in 1984. The evolution of the genre that he gave rise to 35 years ago is clearly on display in this release and from the deep tech European dancefloors to the big main room amphitheatres, there is something here for everyone.

The original track features a sublime vocal from Cassandra Lucas with a hook that lifts your very soul and, as the name suggests, takes the audience ‘HIGHER’. Giving the track the diversity it needs to work across all genres, Jesse has gathered some of the best contemporary remixers around to add their unique touches to this floor filler: They include:

“His Club Mix is a main room stomper that has plenty of wobble bass to drive the dance floor crazy”

Multiple #1 Billboard charting Cristian Poow

“A deep moody house mix which does not disappoint. Demarkus knows how to craft a deep house monster and this ticks all the boxes

Traxsource’s most prolific remixer DeMarkus Lewis

One of the most prominent house music producers from Canada, throws down a fat, chunky slab of funky House that builds and drops the winding vocal through an eternal bass-loaded journey


He applies a soulful torch to the release whilst maintaining a driving melodic bass to take everyone along for a spiritual ride

Chicago’s very own Jerome Baker

Whatever your genre. Whatever your need. ‘HIGHER’ is exactly that. A track that transcends booty shaking House Music, Deep, Progressive, Tech House and Deep Tech. It sits above them all and will be the anthem of 2019!

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