V/A (Mr G., Leo Pol, D Julz)
10 YEARS OF BASS CULTURE PART 3
12" Vinyl FR
Vol. 3 of 3
The third and final part of Bass Culture's 10th anniversary package is here and we end on a high with two of the label's brothers alongside the bossman himself, D'Julz. Also contributing to this milestone celebration are Leo Pol and Mr. G. For 10 years Bass Culture has maintained the highest standards when it comes to house and techno, releasing some seminal productions and becoming a go-to label for many of the scene's true connoisseurs. This final installment of the 10 Years Of Bass Culture series keeps the quality as high as ever...
D'Julz leads the way with 'Synchronicity' a smooth groove that wraps you up in its smoky atmosphere. Once it gets rolling a mystical, flute-driven riff drifts in, evoking Middle Eastern rhythms as it dances above the seductive bassline. Subtle percussive elements shimmy and slide around the main break loop, keeping the energy levels on point. Magnifique!
Leo Pol steps up next with 'Established 1991'. As the title suggests this cut has a retro-leaning outlook, conjuring up images of a warehouse rave on the outskirts of Paris in the early nineties. A deep bassline works alongside soft pads and strings with a stripped back drum arrangement. The beats really kick in just after the two minute mark, with the kicks and claps adding a dynamic layer to this simmering cut.
Last, but certainly not least, the right honourable Mr. G steps up with 'Now Is The Time!'. As you might expect, the production and energy on this cut are utterly compelling. A moody start is peppered with a classic reggae sample as the tension slowly builds. Mr. G takes a considered approach, keep it dark and deadly without overcooking any of the elements, the brooding vibe simmering away from start to end. A masterclass and a perfect way to close the EP... [info sheet from distr.]