it seems odd that we have to introduce the london mainstay and lion & lamb resident mr. bobby pleasure to the fold, but it is indeed his first solo outing and what an incredible record it is! three originals that blur the boundaries between house and techno whilst maintaining a heavy dance-floor orientation, backed up with none other than a (very) special craig richards remix.
hatterman returns to trouble maker with his second ep, bringing the goodies with two more summer-heaters, guaranteed to cause a stir over the warmer months. the a side love somebody (everyone) is an instant hands in the air classic, made purely for the dancefloor. big swirling vocals and funk-led basslines are the order of the day, whilst those swinging percussions keep you shaking into the early hours! we thought >you can do it< was that good it also deserves a full side at 45rpm! reminding us of an early derrick carter jam, wonky as you like disco/house hybrid at it’s finest- its as tough as it is fluffy, that bassline switch-up gets us every time! festival business at its best from hatterman here… lets cause some trouble x
mood to move ep is a six-part musical retrospect into the work of veteran japanese house producer takecha, the little-known artist has been sporadically releasing analogue house on his own gwm imprint since the mid-90s, however trouble maker had only recently discovered his works and were dying to hear more. the music he sent was far too good to remain unheard, so we twisted the little-known maestro’s arm and managed to grab a selection of six unreleased and never before heard cuts for your audio pleasure. created between 1995-2000, these musical gems were left dormant on dat tapes in takechas basement - until now! with classic house being the flavour throughout, the high-quality production and deeply-resonant synth lines of each track leave an imprint that’s hard to forget. if this is your first time hearing takecha you certainly won’t be disappointed., released on 12 inch vinyl , shrinked wrapped
the first trouble maker 12” is here in full disco-led summertime force! three sure-fire summer hits, that make you smile from ear to ear and transport you to those days spent dancing in the sun… “makes you” treads the line between disco and house perfectly and delivers a summer anthem straight off the bat! the combination of party drums, howling melodic bassline and stand-out vocals makes this a stand out first release from the newcomer hatterman. “one & all” on the flip takes things slightly deeper but the focus is still very much peak time elation! think lush pads, shuffling drums, disco tints and again a killer vocal! fans of kdj, moodymann, theo parrish are going to love this! fernandos live remix fuses live bass guitar, synth stabs, arpeggiators, guitar and slithers of the original to turn it into a cosmic-disco bomb! all three are set to be festival favourites over the summer, strictly for those who like to laugh, dance and cause trouble.
up next on trouble maker we have got some intergalactic riddims courtesy of newcomer cosmic weirdos - extra terrestrial. the aptly named >renegade< keeps things cool on the inside and rowdy on the outside....somewhere between electro & techno this is the track nasa have been trying to discover for the past decade. >satisfaction< takes us on a trip around jupiter and finds itself disco dancing with unidentified alien lifeforms. on the remix we have got someone who definitely knows a thing or two about inter-dimensional space travel - mr carl finlow aka random factor aka silicon scally - who serves up exactly the kind of quality you would expect from the captain of the starship enterprise. the truth is out there...