aussie house maestro, matt meler debuts on house puff with a tasty club-focused four track release. the a-side kicks of with -the looker- full of freq d n filtered stabs and pads that ll get the juices flowing. a2 strips a few layers off for a hypnotic bumper, -rub- a-dub-. incognito cognito, thumps us with a heavy hearted groove with etherial textures and psychedelic atmospheres. closing out the b-side is - nice things-, saturated with classic deep influences, wonky lfo s and hats for days. wrap your head around this all class ep.
fresh out of melbournes reputed house scene, the tortoise is one of the hottest talents to emerge from the current wave of house breaking down under. a side the puffing tortoise captures the 21-year-olds precocious talent and aims it squarely at the peak time. working his trademark airy vocals around a familiar disco refrain and bubbling bass, he works the track into a sweaty climax and skilfully keeps it there throughout the midsection. turning in a late night chugger on their remix, berlin based canadians the mole and hreno ride an insistent pulse and insect like percussion. twisting the samples, they guide the track into a dark jungle of chattering sounds to temper the tortoise youthful exuberance. the analogue melancholy of keep on keepin on is all in the sweeping synths and twinkling effects. recoiling the tension, the chicago influenced track seeps through the speakers and will sound as good at home as it will during specially chosen dancefloor moments. rondenion approaches the title track with fearless disregard for the original, combining the swelling tortoise sound with something entirely his own. his addition of a funk fuelled midsection, really breaks the track down and adds another slice of character to an ep already brimming with it.
the very active broken beat dj somewhere from west london delivers two new deep grooving tracks on the a side and the flipside comes along with two remixes of rest with u one from mapa and dj rogall from berlin
doubtingthomas returns to organic for his 3rd vinyl release !!! he has been part of the family since day one and never disappoints with that signature sound that is so proper to him ¡! kicking off with “puffed dandy” a stellar stripped back minimalist cut that should make some proper damage on the dance floor . on the flit side, “diapason” is slightly deeper and jazzier, but yet with that distinctive and infectious groove signed dt. “passing tone” is closing the ep nicely. classy atmospheric textures and depth , a real treat for the after hours !
following hot on the heels of tadd mullinix’s ‘skein’ - bopside’s second album release for 2016 comes from label owner tadd mullinix’s dancefloor destroying nom de plume who needs little introduction: jtc. an 8 track concise body of work perfectly calibrated for dj use and home listening alike, where the beats hit hard and the melodies linger in your brain.
zehn jahre nach dem originalrelease auf dem kleinen indielabel mush records veröffentlicht warp das debütalbum des britischen electronic-produzenten bibio in neuer auflage. inspiriert durch steve reichs-electric counterpoint ist fi ein exzellentes lofi-werk aus gitarrenkompositionen, die schichtweise in elektronischen klanglandschaften eingebettet sind. ein frühwerk, das es zu entdecken lohnt.
sean dimitrie - one of canadas finest and usually praised for his take on blunted, dubbed out san fran inspired house - surprises with a versatile 4 tracker centered around r&b. from lazivious downtempo with nice female vox and a slow burning funk backing, to chunky deephouse with some nice soul crooning on top. fans of fred everything, seasons or adny shouldnt sleep on this one!