ltd repress !! this special one off collaboration sees young gun native berliner prodigy max graef, coupled with globe trotter fantastic man aka mic newman. with mic living in max s broom cupboard for a few vodka soaked weeks in berlin this autumn, there was a beautiful inevitability that some music would outcome. the lead track -soothe me- is no noodly shrinking violet, but a grade 10-cross-genre-dance-floor-destroyer which andy snapped up for label on first listen. clearly taking it s inspiration from the rhodes and sample drenched sound signature detroit label and adding in live instrumentation, tape effects, for a track rich in steely dan sensibility, coupled with a sub bass and twisted lead line dragging us into a new year. the b-side relaxin at the flip is a raw slab of analogue goodness, flying 606 high hats, a tough kick drum and simple elements driving the track forwards, best heard 8am in a dark corner of a club.
the much talked about love fever label is back with a hot new ep, this time from absolute with remixes from willian djoko. it follows big records from the likes of citizen, john daley and bicep and is another essential outing from this top label.
ltd nice price 50% summer deal !! longtime lover of good music and hungry for new sounds, french born remi mazet joins love fever with the paris is burning ep. a sexy mix of nudisco, house, deep house. the release comes with the a remix from the musical enigma that is man power, who delivers a driving techno remix which really delivers.
another banger from love fever protege, and wunderkid laurence blake aka citizen. with a truly astounding trajectory thus far we revisit the start with the original and best track he s produced so far. re-mastered, re-imagined and wholly smashed out the park with the aptly named warehouse dub. this is straight up, unadulterated dance-floor gold from citizen as love fever up the pace with a high quality and hectic release schedule and party pressure in 2014.
straight out of egypt via berlin comes this excellent two-tracker from the little-known son of sun. according to the press release accompanying the whispers ep, both tracks were inspired by a week sailing a yacht around the black sea. true or not (we have our doubts), there s certainly a sun-kissed laziness - despite weighty kick-drums and hissing, detroit techno style cymbals - about the woozy, dubtribe soundsystem style deep house of a-side -moonchild-. while impressive, the real killer is -whispers-, which peppers a swinging, dance mania style hip-house groove with snaking saxophones and atmospheric, spoken word vocals. it feels like a late night adriatic anthem in the making.
love fever, the infamous and erogenous east london discotheque and record label returns with some late night works in the form of ron jason and kim ann foxman s the dream project ep . after ron jason s paradise garage evoking and much played paradise lost (with love fever regular larry heard remixes) caught the ear of label bosses alex & andy last year with its depth and sincerity, ron was tracked down, discovered as italy s enigma simoncino and connected with brooklyn s fly girl and modernist diva kim ann foxman to explore possibilities in house.
vinyl only! after cult heroes bicep delivered the inescapable sell-out stripper earlier this year, the second love fever release comes from burning london talent, citizen and features a deeper touch collaboration from detroits wayward freakster, jimmy edgar.