black key records continues an excellent run with its third deep house release, >metacoma< by chamboche which is backed by two remixes from underground quality/tsuba ltd artist blm.
following tracks and remixes from andy ash, ethyl, jonny cade and ugly drums, this is another must-check from one of londons newest imprints.
london based welshman chamboche returns to the label that launched him with the smoke screen ep. his unquantifiable sound swerves genre classification, hovering around house but with enough musicality to please the hardened disco head. swirling pads and a bubbling bass line set down the groove, while keys fall around horns and vocals to make the lead track a refined, uplifting work out. slowly unfolding, the track is hypnotic and absorbing, showcasing the style of a producer as able to work the mind as the hips. bicep toughen up the drums and work the arpeggio, stripping down the track and bringing the chicago influence higher in the mix. while the original subtly unfolds, their remix demands attention from the outset, building to a climax then recoiling for another bite at the cherry. thinking big, krl ramps up the intensity with a bright, kinetic reworking. aimed squarely at the peak time, he harnesses all of smoke screen’s most propulsive elements to really work the floor. tucked away on the b side is the expansive mind your mind. trademark chamboche percussion is woven around a blissful riff, swelling majestically to round off the ep in slo(w) burning euphoria.
rising star chamboche (sam williams) turns out his 3rd release on under the shade. heading up the a side is a bumping old school remix from ny dream team runaway, whilst the original is a slow building rumbler, full of tension in all the right places. on the flip >the show must go on< gets a locked groove with the a huge baseline whilst remixer de jour moscow (matt waites) goes epic!
support from the revenge, tensnake, mugwump ...
following in the shadow of the jisco music reedit series comes a new home for original music. under the shade hopes to promote new and old talent groomed from the disco underground. first up is new boy chambochÚ growing up sandwiched between the coast and the valleys of coastal mid wales, nature was sams first love. this taste for the epic, organic passages has been fused with pop sensibilities from an 80s childhood to shape a unique musical outlook. regular dj appearances at nottinghams stealth combined with residencies at some of the most forward thinking electronic nights in the midlands saw him develop his taste for the groove. the hooks of producers such as todd terje, toby tobias, lindstrom and ?me soon began to take hold and turn his hand towards crafting slower, more melodic grooves. after completing a series of tracks, which caught the attention of gerd janson and mark e and then road tested with success at londons seminal plastic people û chambochÚ was signed to under the shade with a string of releases in the pipeline. with additonal strong remixes by production team of the moment the revenge and pete herbert this already got huge support from tim sweeney, gerd janson ( running back ) or the horse meat disco crew
waze & oddyseys w&o streetracks imprint pulls together the likes of eliphino, ejeca, citizen and xxxy for its first (unmixed) compilation released this winter, w&o streettracks vol 1. having clocked up eight releases on street tracks, its the ideal time to throw down a milestone and document the sound of the label in one package and w&o street tracks does so with panache. the result of waze & oddysseys plunge into their address book is a 12 track compilation that neatly reflects modern house music. ejeca, citizen and w&o themselves sit alongside newcomers like mediman and sage caswell while the emergent talents of new jack city and eliphino make for a nicely profiled piece of work
brighton based delayed audio kick started in october last year with a brilliant various artist ep featuring quality, deep electronic music. the ep generated a superb reaction with djs such as huxley, norm talley, iron curtis & james teej all getting behind it and mixmag describing delayed audio as a new label to watch. now the delayed audio team are ready to get the new year firing with the next chapter in the delayed ep series, featuring 3 original gems and a sterling remix.
support: dj t / diesel (x-press 2) / jacques renault / ethyl / flori / waifs & strays / james johnston / jimpster and more.