saints & sonnets drop its fifteenth release, the perth & kinross ep coming courtesy of quell. nikolas raptis aka quell is a greek producer currently residing in berlin, germany and since dropping his debut material back in 2007 has gone on to deliver output for labels such as ibadan, kolour, 2020vision and tsuba. here we see raptis join the saints & sonnets roster, following recent releases from artifact, jabru and three bar.
underground quality artist and fear of flying owner blm drops *easy knocking* this spring for huxleys saints & sonnets imprint.
blm, or ben micklewright, has been increasingly on the radar of quality house heads in recent years with output for underground quality and secretsundaze nudging his profile slowly but surely. his stewardship of fear of flying alongside jay massive has resulted in the label, in similarly steady fashion, becoming a mustcheck for fans of the deeper end of house techno who are seeking something that sidesteps trends.blm is at his best when turning in moody, hypnotic and robust house cuts imbued with a distinct uk stylings and that is exactly what he does on *easy knocking* while also turning in electroid tones on opening cut, *paris beatdown*. the result is a classic sounding 4-track ep that has picked up support from efdemin, hackman, djulz, citizen and mosca.
huxley and jimmy posters introduce baslow on their saints & sonnets imprint with one two many threes - an ep of punchy, melodic house that has the stamp of approval from tensnake, no artificial colours and more.
intended as an ode to 123bpm simply because thats where its at, baslows one two many threes is another winner for the increasingly essential saints & sonnets.
london-based shenoda has been slowly cranking up the dial with quality releases on hypercolour and an ep for losing suki that was a firm favourite round these parts. his latest outing sees him team up with huxleys increasingly impressive imprint saints & sonnets for the three track i feel ep
with their feet firmly positioned on dutch soil, the heads and hearts of detroit swindle are nonetheless rooted deep into the soul of the motor city, and this ep of finely crafted grooves on jimmy posters and huxleys fledgling saints & sonnets imprint is as brilliant a reflection of their obsession as you could expect. >the wrap around< combines a killer vocal hook with a silky line, but its the bassline that marks it out, coming in with a thudding bassline that twists itself into all manner of unfiltered goodness at the halfway point. >pain tomorrow< meanwhile prefers to let its skipping percussion do the talking with a bumping chord led groove that would put mcde to shame. the ep is rounded off with a killer remix of the title track from deleusions of grandeurs pattern select, turning in a sparse reworking which transforms the light original into a throbbing piece of basement house.