richy ahmeds four thirty two imprint continues to shine a light on the freshest talent emerging from the house music underground, and on the label’s third release, the london based senzala get to flex their muscle on a fine release, backed with a remix from ahmed and jansons aka lovehertz. having previously released on the french label mr. ks & friends, and politics of dancing, the senzala boys, otherwise known as jonni santos & sam holland, deliver the goods once more on the phase ep.
four thirty two, the new record label directed and curated by richy ahmed, reveals its second release this spring with a fantastic new single from luca cazal. out on vinyl, be alone is backed with collaboration with italian producer, andrea fiorito. cazal has previously released music on crosstown rebels, classic music company and his own see double label, and once again displays his house music credentials on this four thirty two release.
the belfast based dj & producer, garry mccartney, otherwise known as ejeca, has been steadily and consistently building his sound and profile over time, through a series of impressive releases for aus music, unknown to the unknown, w&o street tracks, bpitch control and last night on earth, amongst others.
ejeca carves out an energetic slab of audacious party house on ‘unloving’, resplendent with rolling beats and stabby chords, and topped off with dramatic strings and vocal chops. elsewhere on the ep, ejeca unleashes some 303 bassline action and dark vocals on ‘standard acid house track’, which thankfully rises well above anything standard! and on ‘crystal maze’, ejeca harks back to the darker dance energies that were a staple of the late 1980s uk acid house boom. wrapping up the ep, ‘iswhatis’ gets ever so slightly twisted with an orbiting synth hook and weighty stabs over a spirited rhythm section.
richy ahmed has been steadily building his four thirty two label over the last 12 months, introducing talented artists such as jansons and senzala to the fold. the imprint is fast becoming a go to label for those who like their house music uncomplicated and hype free, ensuring the chicago and detroit house sound burns bright with new music indebted to the roots of the music. after recent releases on seth troxler’s play it say it label, and remixes for london grammar, richy brings the goods back to home on this latest four thirty two release. on cant stop us, chunky stabs incessantly jab at meaty drums, as a female vocal loop rides on an opening filter. the good vibes build to a classic house piano crescendo that marshall jefferson would certainly approve of, as the soaring strings and evolving drums raise the rapturous mood to dizzying heights. on the flip, the percussive disco drums of dials mavis are bolstered by a booming sub bassline whilst deft keys and deep rhodes chords deliver the infectious melody on this bumping jazz ride.
already a regular studio collaborator with richy ahmed, michael jansons aka jansons strikes it solo on the fourth release for richy’s flourishing four thirty two label. the “mode” ep finds jansons following up from recent chart topping original releases and remixes for knee deep in sound, lower east and his “panic at the disco” single on leftroom, which is their best selling single on beatport to date. it’s a bumper 4 track ep, showcasing and encapsulating the many shades of jansons unique sound, and bolstered with a remix from aforementioned collaborator and label boss, richy ahmed. the original mix of “mode” comes correct with plenty of classic house music chops, frenetic synth keys jab away over a rubbery, percussive groove for a sophisticated and energizing club cut, whilst ahmed plumps for a real old skool flavor on his remix. chugging drums and a tight bassline give more than a whiff of classic windy city house vibes on this killer remix. two versions of “colours” are packed with hypnotizing string riffs and bumpin’ percussion, with the “alternative mix” edging it in the more stripped down techno stakes, whilst “sequential” find jansons in disco mood, with rolling drums, string stabs and a deadly bottom end groove that wraps up a fine release from this burgeoning british talent
richy ahmed launches his new imprint, four thirty two, with a self-produced two-track single, “put me in a trance”, featuring the vocal talents of gloria adereti and a collaboration with up and coming producer, janson. the new label is a back to basics, analogue vision, directed by richy, which will include original material, unearthed and undiscovered artist appearances, and remixes from the richy and janson alias love hurtz, as well as featuring a variety of vocalists from surrounding circles. each release will have a clear focus on the sound of vinyl and clean-cut imagery presented with each record.