Hot on the heels of our first release, Paradise Club Recordings are straight back to business with another limited run, coloured vinyl EP that should further establish the labels growing reputation for diverse, forward thinking musicianship and staunch production values.
Opening proceedings on the A-side is the stunning ‘One Man & His Lighthouse’ by Blacksmif. Dense synth textures are layered upon a foundation of dynamic, pulsing cross rhythms to create an enchanting garage-meets-soul flavour that has come to define his distinct style.
Continuing on the A side, Juno Sutton steps up on remix duties, creating a highly functional rework by ducking the tempo and stripping down the groove, realigning the track toward the dance-floor, while still perfectly complimenting Blacksmif’s more offbeat original.
On the AA-side, Jabru shows another string to his bow and drops the pace further with the slowburning ‘Butterfly Stitched’ (vinyl exclusive). Here, deep pounding 808s and driving claps are woven into lo-fi pads and a haunting vocal sample to form an ethereal, melodic stomper that still has the club set firmly in its sights.
MTD & Dutty Dan round off the AA side with the incendiary ‘Stranded’. Primed for peak time destruction, the track combines gut-punching sub tones with powerful stabs and rugged, elemental percussion, resulting in a bass-heavy sonic weapon that ensures a full attendance on the floor time and time again.We hope you’ll agree that this set of carefully crafted pieces by some unusual suspects that you’re sure to be hearing a lot more from very soon, goes one step closer to help cement Paradise Club Recordings’ position as a real force to be reckoned with into 2013 and beyond. [info from st]