last summer, ultra knites records kicked off a series of knite grooves eps. ukr006 sees label owners sem marini and mike sharon make a reappearance for summer 2015, this time under their ultra knites pseudonym for the third instalment of the knite grooves series. as has come to be expected from the pair- two tracks on the a side which ooze class and deepness, laced with melodic keyboard solos, elements that were once a staple in the deep house genre but have since bceome scarce during recent years. flipping over to the b side, the pair welcome fresh talent from across the water in the form of a collaboration between us producer trevor vichas and netherlands based tommy largo. theres two mixes here of gonna hold on both of which capture the essence of real underground house music and maintain the ethos of ultra knites records.
ultra knites continue their fine form and unleash the second installmant of the knite grooves series. this time round, sem marini is handed the a side while mike sharon welcomes vocalist karina junker for b side duties. there is no need for us to describe the tracks in words, that s what the player above is for. into the fourth release on the label and many have begun to describe this labels output as perfect, knite grooves vol. 2 is certainly no exception.
so far in its fledgling career, the ultra knites label has been populated by collaborations of the same name from the two founders sem marini and mike sharon. this third release sees the pair showcase their talents as solo artists with the first in a series of knite grooves releases, with sharon calling shotgun and manning proceedings on the a side. with a lilting female vocal hook, soft pads and jazzy rhodes touches, -people- is a classicist take on ny house that features some weighty kick drums, whilst -field of dreams- opts for a approach that s more indebted to the likes of mr fingers. marini delivers a peak time bumper in the shape of -voltage- which contrasts nicely with the deep rolling business of final track -music takes me-.
west midlands pair ultra knites touch down with the debut release on their own eponymously titled label. got to release has already been described as a future classic with its distinctive warm pads, vintage bassline and vocal hook while ny sleazd is the choice track for peak time dancefloor destruction. the b side takes things deeper underground providing variety with two more chord driven cuts, flanged synth stabs and harmonised basslines. all delivered on heavyweight 180g vinyl