limited edition of 300 numbered copies on colored vinyl: 1st record white with black splatters, 2nd record transparent with black splatters.
ah the humble double pack, isnt there something so very satisfying about this format? sccucci manucci evidently thinks so as the nine bows ep is the labels second release in succession to embrace the double pack. it s another high profile cast that contribute to the eight tracks here, with montel, mikki funk, jackson ryland and aashton all featuring. it is the latter, brighton-based producer who opens proceedings with *i cant shake it*, a summer house anthem in the making that showcases his love of a classic rnb vocal. maverick follows with *wait for u* which is not only his sccucci debut but also the parisian s first production committed to wax - hard to believe! the mood swings through various shades of house from here with *lemme hold u* from montel a mid point highlight thanks to a killer vocal hook.
the eighth release on sccucci manucci sees the imprint pack a hefty eight productions that traverse various house sounds from around the world onto two slabs of handstamped wax. from coeo s bouncy and vocal track through to mella dee s dark and distinctively uk-centric track the label has tried to explore the sheer wealth of production talent on offer at the moment.
the 7th sccucci manucci ep kicks off in moustache curling style with a scandinavian slice of four / four action from tarjei nygard. on loan from his own untz untz records, tarjei nygard weaves his way way through beautifully recorded synth bleeps and bass lines on togo, culminating in a piano breakdown which will have any party reaching for the lasers. the scandinavian vibe continues as dane brian logstrup comes correct with the classic slab of deep house sound that is i can dowhilst we return to the uk and the sounds of london producer mella dee whose uk garage and bass influences shine through on the peak time monster love is. last seen debuting on buzzin fly, alex blaxx rounds off proceedings with the wonderfully insouciant house of its a race thing
sccucci manucci once again proves its dancefloor chops with its fifth release, the cinquemila lire ep, which sees the london based imprint curl its moustache in the direction of deep house. manchester based duo toyboy & robin open proceedings with >no more sunshine<, an insouciant mix of soulful vocals, shuffling garage percussion and burning deep house organ stabs. it is a heady, intoxicating mix, and it is one that is matched on the a-side by sahin meyers effort, the husband and wife duo turn in the gorgeous >spread love<, a cut that wrings every last drop of emotion out of a classic, drummy arrangement. flip over for >saif< by illyus, a twinkling late night excursion into melodic, star gazing house, and >feel love< by firas, one half of the waze & odyssey, who rounds off another killer sccucci 12-inch with raw-thentic smacky beats and an addictive loopy vocal and bassline.
the sccucci manucci label has done a fine job of handpicking artists on the rise for their releases to date, collaring the likes of casino times, francis inferno orchestra and toomydisco as well as the odd established name like jacques renault. the labels fourth release forza quattro is still grounded in the disco/house sensibility that has served them so well, though the presence of waze & oddysey demonstrates the sccucci a & r team are willing to deviate. the elusive us pair are in the midst of a hot patch right now with releases already burning on body work and southern fried and plenty more due over the coming months, so their presence here is a real coup. i cant hear you sounds vaguely like a extra bouncy cover of the classic rip groove and definitely ranks alongside their output to date. alongside this the white vinyl ep has tempo traversing contributions from fil lavin, sellouts and deadly sins, with the latters slow and chuggy -dont you know- a particular highlight
the moustached disco avengers at sccucci manucci drop their latest missive, featuring more transmissions from the disco underground. argentinean based toomy disco provides >what goes around<, a tightly produced disco-house number with horn snippets woven around low-slung grooves, whilst the glue deliver >without you< a hazy slo-mo looper with vocal teases and hypnotic guitar licks. on the flip, south west seven lock themselves into a fast moving groove with >what have i got to do<, a track that contrasts its fast rhythmic pulse with vocals and guitars that slowly emerge from the filtered ether. aeromaschine close proceedings with >deep champagne<, combining a deep and melodic bassline with improvisational touches and glitchy vocal stutters, it successfully forges its own sound whilst keeping in line with his disco counterparts.
the finest moustache bearer since selleck rocked the tv as magnum pi returns. thats correct, sccucci manucci drop a long awaited second release on the fledgling imprint, enlisting a premier cast of continental friends to lay down some class a discoteria! securing the talents of runaways jacques renault is no mean feat for the self styled purveyors of fine music, and the on the prowl boss serves up a beefy disco funk edit in the vein of his killer public release twelve from last year. in support, a cast of rising uk talent serve note of their budding prowess, with tenth circles zoo look indulging in some monstrously expansive beatdown a la the revenge on the aptly titled >early doors<. casino times provide the why didnt i think of that moment with >thats the truth<, a bashmore style take on the de la soul & chaka khan collab which has been burning up sound systems from london to petrcane this summer. young one picture house ends proceedings with aplomb on >blaxploitation< a gritty shaker reminiscent of eddie c in his pomp.
brand spanking new label sccucci manucci launches with a 12inch offering containing cuts from four different but equally pleasing sources. those of you who hang out at the crossroads where disco meets house will no doubt already be keenly aware of the stylings of aussie pup francis inferno orchestra, and here he turns in piano-driven stomper >horizon beat<. no less euphoric is >scare the night> by jonno & tommo - alas not a production duo from far north queensland but the considerably less tropical climes of london - who drop an oven warm slow-mo jam that brings to mind i:cubes epic >falling<. scott featherstone & tino tcb on the flip, with >circles< guaranteed to raise a smile from the more discerning corners of the dancefloor. portuguese newcomer ramboiage rounds off the release, dropping some cottam-esque heavy thud house on >pretty baby<. already in the record bags of jacques renault and other members of the disco cognoscenti, fans of wolf music and kolour recordings will be all over this record which comes wrapped in some seriously porno artwork