hailing from the rhythm plate multiverse, pressed for time is one of the many outposts carrying the work of matlock s finest house music protagonists. reaching beyond the regular roster of goshawk, yse and the full-blown plate, this latest transmission calls on deep cover uk house crew brs, also known as british rhythm services, who step up with some crucial workouts for sophisticated dancefloors. the quartet of ben vecara, rob evans, steve wilson & dom thompson have a sizable legacy behind them, not least from the early 00s when they were regularly rolling out releases for the likes of 20:20 vision, cyclo and friends & families. after a quiet patch their return is marked out by a broad spectrum of deep house delights locked onto the kind of shuffled grooves that rhythm plate heads should be more than happy with, and plenty of loose, live-sounding keys to boot.
out of nowhere, here comes villee with his debut ep chock full of dancefloor gems. from the very first listen we knew we had something special that we needed to release on pressed for time. its a difficult thing to reference classic tracks and artists without sounding like a carbon copy however villee manages this with aplomb. referencing larry heard (check the chords on the inventor), cajual records, french house and the diy free party sound - we think this ep is fantastic! think warm, analogue, looped up, mpc house with swing and you re on the right track
its not often you get to work with vocalists of sarah jay s calibre (massive attack/presence) so here at pft we decided to enlist some heavyweight talent to make the most of this opportunity. kicking off the second ep we have the one and only rob mello (classic/defected/crosstown rebels) on remix duties
after a geographically imposed hiatus (the travel links between nottingham and hong kong are intermittent to say the least) pressed for time label bosses rhythm plate are back with a new project featuring massive attack/presence vocalist sarah jay.
label boss yse is back on pft with the long anticpated follow up to his gesamtkunstwerk ep which made it into kai alci s best of 2015 chart. if you have been following ant plate s productions under his various guises (yse, yse saint laur ant, rhythm plate, vengaboys) you know what to expect - deep, quirky, innovative house music that sounds like nothing else out there. this ep doesn t disappoint - the grooves on here are impeccable from start to finish. opener unstoppable builds the tension nicely with nagging strings and chords before letting loose with the drums. sun shadow was actually selected by red rack em as one of his best of 2017 despite not even being released. now that s literally being ahead of your time. the robot boogie of all we are is guaranteed to stop heads on the dancefloor with it s unique vocal and syncopated shuffle. closing track you told me slows the tempo slightly and is one for the deeper moments.
repress alert! matlock s finest rhythm plate resurface brandishing a new label in pressed for time, and what better way to inaugurate it than revisiting one of their key tracks. released back in 2002 on the mantis label run by atjazz, lean part 2 was a wonderfully sleazy slab of deepness notable for the lascivious vocal hook that hung slinkily over the production throughout. it still sounds superb some 13 years on and is backed with an unreleased version that was done in the same period, along with deliciously freaky new leaner mix from the pair.
rhythm plate vet matt hunt is back with his goshawk alias and the snappily titled double house & triple garage ep, kicking off with the warm and steady grooving deep house of -down in brooklyn-. -both sides buttered- is a cheekier affair that flirts with splashes of sassy organ chords and finger clicks to die for, but things get serious once more with the soul-drenched -88 keys-, which features an undisclosed number of melodic piano and rhodes parts twirling in bluesy harmony. -i live for the love you give- finishes the ep off with a sharp jack in its step and a heartfelt vocal lift to drill some raw emotion into your no-nonsense heads-down house session.
after some excellent digital releases on editorial and ism as well as a fantastic remix of kraak & smaak on jalapeno as one half of allovers we are very happy to release i gemin s debut vinyl ep on pressed for time entitled the let s move ep , it features two superb deep house numbers in the trademark i gemin style - chunky, hypnotic and soulful. we were big fans of both tracks here at pft hq so we got head honchos yse and goshawk on remix duties. yse reversions it s about trust in a tougher, trackier style with some mood ii swing-esque spoken word vocal on the flip goshawk gets his talons into let s move upping the tempo slightly and adding a bumping bassline whilst keeping the soulful vibe intact.
more pft hotness on 12inch for your delight and delectation. alongside stalwarts such as goshawk, rhythm plate and yse we are delighted to welcome switzerlands finest deep house producer shaka to the pft roster. his track dream thing should really be called dance thing as it s proper groovy, tracky and jazzy in equal measures. love it. i ve used up half the word count already so to sum up each artist/track in one word i would say goshawk mozambique = chunky rhythm plate string thing = stringy yse reflections = syncopated. listen to it, you might like it.
played by: matt rivem (goshawk/rhythm plate), monsieur cedric (serie limitee), yse saint laur ant **, shaka (kolourltd, balance alliance)
four tracks, four producers. one label regular, three new recruits. four different takes on the deep house sound that we know and love here at pft. label regular/boss goshawk kicks things off with the dubby slo-mo house grooves of take you home which has a raw hypnotic disco inflected groove complete with chopped up vocals. serious biznizz. tatsu (aka dj isaac indart from the puro crew in palma, mallorca) offers up the bumping deep vibes on walk away - think snapping snares, square wave basslines and sunkissed pads. warm. tim tonal is most notably known for being part of the alphadogs, whose incredible bonelicker ep on diy is an all-time free party classic. he supplies another sure fire party starter with love what u feel , nottingham soundsystem house at it s finest finally, coming straight out of bordeaux is leon revol (apersonal) with the sublime tape loop - a rolling, locked in groove with a fantastic arrangement which keeps the groove interesting throughout.
after a series of mesmerising (and massive) eps under his more disco orientated yse saint laur ant moniker pressed for time label head ant plate is back in his deep house mode with an ep of yse goodness no messing about with the opener this loves the same yse goes straight in there with some dancefloor heat that has enough quirk to counteract the house swing. 9828 is all badboy garridge wonk with some excellent detuned chords and a catchy, nagging vocal refrain - swag. on the flip, i gave you my is proper deep house (as in it s actually deep) with some trademark yse chords, blissed out vocal samples and great drum programming. night prescription rounds things off with a homage to the classic us house sound. think chuggles i remember dance but with an east midlands twist.
after a rare sighting on the esteemed kolour ltd with the much lauded from the woods ep, the secretive and elusive goshawk is nowtaking flight on pressed for time with the hunt ep - a four tracker of warm, garage swung grooves.
this fourth release from pressed for time is the labels second various artist ep featuring three known names and one new. the newcomer is ben boe recordings boe under his maad maxx traxxe alias. he provides lakeshore rollin, a linear, dub-tinged slice of thwacking deep house. yse top and tails this 12inch with a chiming, rhode-cruising tomorrows yesterday while his b2 is slower and woozy with a killer smacking hit on the offbeat. label regular rhythm plate also features with the vocal lead i, the music