earl jeffers is an alias and side project from chesus (local talk, ten thousand yen) and his second release for catapult records delivers two raw and infectious slices of filtered disco house revisionism. the goose and let it out are both crisp clean tracks of soul hacking euphoria that deliver some extravagant 4/4 dance floor ammunition.
two proper peak time house tracks here from the organ grinder blending uk garage vibes with traditional us house. my rendition is a refined and warm housey affair which kicks off on a light piano tip before the bass creeps in to disarm and charm dance floors. vocal snippets drop in over the breakdowns and the tracks irresistible melody to lead it to an intense atmospheric peak. jersey jam is a svelte jersey style future groover which sticks to the basic principles of crisp drums paired with a melodic hook set around a simple and quirky arrangement with an infectious vocal gluing the whole track together.
surely not is a brilliant house number with moodyman indebted drum pattern based around a soul edged vocal sample which unfolds into a deep late night groover. this is an essential release for detroit aficionados. on the flipside earl goes in with british knights a frenetic subloaded tribal number with a lot of swagger and the odd nod to classic todd edwards and afrika bambaataa along the way. this one is all about the stabbing repetition and the infectious bass line that builds and builds euphorically until it drops into a rhythm track that commands the hips to move and the fist to punch the sky.
the impeccably talented organ grinder returns to the catapult records fold, with, believe it or not, only his 2nd solo single to date. the artists first sell out release obsession gained him some serious global attention with steffi charting the title in her 2011 end of year round up for clone. the organ grinder introduces vocalist jessy allen who will be a familiar name shortly with appearances on what i want by crst (forthcoming on valve records) and will also make an impression with her vocal contribution on the fourth studio album from high contrast the agony and the ecstasy on hospital records. for this outing he offers a simple and accessible track with an anthemic scope whipping up a combination of some serious teutonic funk and floor friendly, party-wise golden era of house vibes.
for their third release catapult records follow the organ grinders new age people & obsession with another taste of retro house this time from ratcatcher. bubbledub and nightlife are two classy house groovers that sits somewhere between strictly rhythm circa 94 and keri chandler in vibe.
the first release on newly forged catapult records is a double a side featuring two of south wales brightest rising stars, darkhouse family and crst. >stabwound< from darkhouse family owns the a side which represents a much more frenetic stretch to their sound. >stabwound< is a straight up dancefloor number that still retains the duos future boogie synth lines and red-eyed drum patterns you have experienced on their previous releases for fat city, >stay blazed< and >mein atari<. this release packs a heavy, heavy punch, and is livened with plenty of percussive stutters set amid a blaze of hazy electronics, get your hands in the air and prepare to feel your very soul tingle. the flip is ruled by herve, n type and skream approved welsh four piece crst with >redeyey. this is a more tribal chrome coated take on garage, its a nasty piece of dance floor business they offer.