london s release/sustain imprint returns this may with the a says hello ep from detroit s alton miller, chaos in the cbd step in on remix duties. detroit s alton miller has been in the game for the past three decades coming up alongside luminaries derrick may, chez damier and the late frankie knuckles and releasing material on the likes of peacefrog, moodymann s mahogany music, theo parrish sound signature and clone amongst others. suffice to say, miller stands as an extremely important figure in the history of authentic, soul-drenched house music. title-track a says hello opens the package and as expected we re treated to an elegant slice of house infused with a flawless musicality as multi-layered synth chords, pads and swells intertwine alongside dusty drum samples. cool but so... follows, embracing an acid-jazz feel with broken, organic rhythms, sweeping pads and warm chord progressions throughout. mule musiq artists chaos in the cbd step up to rework cool but so... next, adding their own spin to things via warbling rhodes licks, bright chord sequences, a wandering bass line and an insistent organic drum groove. below the underdog then rounds out the package perfectly with gritty bass hits, tension building synth swells and a rugged, bumpy drum groove.
excellent four track house vinyl compilation, nice early reactions:
* raresh: thanks a lot !,
* laurent garnier: very good 4 tracker pure quality music!,
* marc schneider: love all 4 tracks,
* yotam avni: great job you guys, always keeping it classy !,
* peter kruder : amir alexander and moody waters feat. d-ham are great. will play them. thanks.
london/lisbon label release/sustain start the year as they mean to go on. presenting a 4 track various artists 12’’ titled _nightfall and other stories_. the record is comprised of 4 artists the label regard as legends of that deeper dance floor sound. opening proceedings on a1 is *dekmantel* mainstay *vakula*. a regular at the release/sustain ‘conclave’ parties and part of the rs family his offering, _809,_ is a percussive drum tool trip of a track, with sporadic raw percussion shooting shining across a positively minimalist backing. for a2, we see italian stalwart of underground dance music, *l.i.e.s* & *crème organization* regular, *simoncino*. obscure sample work, and a repeating line ‘i can use a friend’, twist and turn over rugged, thumping, functional drums and bass. simoncino at his best! furthering the quality of this standout 12’’ is chicago house music pioneer, and *dance mania* alumini *vincent floyd*. rich in melody and familiar classic house sounds, reggie’s soft jacking house sound bring a silky smooth, north american touch to a previously rugged, european 12 slab of wax. rounding things off we have *clone*, *prime numbers* & *deep explorer* badman, *reggie dokes*. a cut riddled with percussive and quirky undertones enjoy!
300 copies only - a dream interpreted through notes and sounds coming from the soul, this is the perception that we have received while listening to this ep an union between old and new electronic school and pure house music elements. dj aakmael real name greg stewart pioneer and researcher of sounds, being a true music head, the development of his style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. growing up in a talented musical family meant that he was always surrounded by different forms of music. this time give us a new perception of the his mind with the “journey ep“, 4-tracks with a drum line never invasive, relaxing synth that weave through articulated words. label the release sustain directed by arierep gabriel & eduardo tavares . notable the remixes from other two masters losoul (journey remix) with a gentle hi hat, a great fx that emphasize the entire melody making fluid the entire track and, norm talley (smoother remix) a pure old school house construction, warm synth inside with an attractive drum line. an excellent ep!
CUMBERL AND SPACEMAN EP (INCL TEVO HOWARD & BASIC SOUL UNIT RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK18.03.14
release sustain can boast an impressive catalogue with the likes of fred p, safeword and alland byallo having put material out on the label. here they welcome back himan to the imprint, while welcoming newcomer temme teje who recently featured on cocoons m compilation in 2013.
brooks mosher, drops the get ready ep via londons, release sustain imprint this october, backed with a remix from new yorks very own, fred p. brooks mosher is a resident of pioneering techno city, detroit, and is notably known for his work with imprints like steffis, dolly, and belgian label, other heights