uk producer laurence guy delivers his debut for mule musiq: three house not house grooves en-larged with a deep musicality. so far the boy from london got one album and six eps on such labels like church, rose or cin cin under his wings. all his three tunes for mule feature a piano that spreads deeply haunting melodies. combined with house rhythms and a warm oscillating atmosphere, he managed to arrange an ep that reminds equally on the musical art of producers like andres or portable. deep house beyond the clichés, charged with bewitching melodies and a heartiness that has the power to stay for good.
laurence guy makes a welcome return to the imprint with possibly his best work to date. the church staple offers up his debut lp saw you for the first time. fans of lg s breakout kojak ep should take a closer look at the track list.Â
strictly limited to 500 x 180g vinyl , deluxe 4c comic style artwork! eventual represesed will be with 140g weight and black doublehole sleeve. quartet series, an independent record label founded by maurits verwoerd (nachtbraker) in 2016.
rotterdam based 25 places are back on dirt crew with a bang! since their love more release in 2015 the boys have been hard at work and have just released an ep for chez damier on his prescription records sub label balance. the bounce begins with party in the hills hosting a huge kick, loopy rhodes, squelching bass, ragga flavoured vocal and squeaky lead, its straight up good times right from the get go. an infectious groove on this one! closing title song heads into deep soaring territory, its forward house beat and pulsing synth lead intertwine with loose tropical percussion and a rhapsodic horn hook. on the flip we have laurence guy who does not really need an introduction anymore, the man has been all over the place since this years releases on cin cin, outplay and the imminent church where he dropped two big eps bamboo and kojak. here he takes on the soulful deep chicago house of 25 places and turns it into a 90s breakbeat acid galore of ecstasy tingled uk house. 25 places wrap up the rave session with backyard stories, a raw and bouncing, bass face inducing jam. uplifting and dirty in one stroke, its thumping kick and feverous melodies make it impossible not to move.
ben gomori s monologues records brings two of its most popular releases to vinyl after a long wait. laurence guy s les mur ep signalled the start of a great run for the london producer, with releases following on church, dirt crew recordings and fort romeau s cin cin. the title track is a graceful, deep piano roller, while sunlite goes into chuggier, synthier territory.
TURN IT OUT / BOOGIE DOWN (DAVE AJU & LAURENCE GUY RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK03.05.16
having unleashed the beast that is his debut lp columbusing, thatmanmonkz grants a couple more heavyweight producers permission to get busy with the sonic manglers for remixes of turn it out and boogie down. first up, one of the vocalist contributors to the lp dave aju (known for his releases on circus company) takes on his own track turn it out, transforming the original from a backyard bbq summer jam into some kind of mutant electro p-funk meets broken- beat fusion. a filtered bass line and bare bones 808 kicks are what this track is all about forming the perfect rhythmic union with the vocal.
it doesn t happen often, but every once in a while one release is all it takes to establish you re dealing with an exceptional talent. laurence guy s debut ep on church was one of those records: four dusty, moody, intricate basenent workouts that tug on your heartstrings and make you want to crank up the gain at the same time
cin cin, a series of split 12inches from fort romeau (ghostly int. / running back / robert johnson) and warms ali tillett. each instalment bringing together friends old and new in a spirit of collaboration and togetherness. cin cin is back for round two, this time calling up michigan superstar todd osborn who delivers a 1.2 knockout punch with heavyweight acid killers we gonna jak and on the t. on the flip londoner laurence guy gives us an anglo saxon take on that heady deepdiscohouse sound thats guaranteed to warm the body and soothe the mind in these last dark days of winter.
london based producer & dj books comes through on omena with an ep that follows on from his acclaimed feel it in my bones & high praise edits vol.1 on xvi records. two releases which garnered widespread following from the likes of gilles peterson, the black madonna, sassy j, moodymann, ashley beedle, lefto and last but not least omena s very own tooli. on sour grapes, books is showcasing his deft touch and effortless way with samples and instruments, presenting an instant cause for dancefloor hypnosis to complete the package laurence guy puts his spin on the title track.
one of our highlights of last year was nebraskas soften the wireless ep, with disco stomper khans bargain, and an amazing tom noble remix. since then, we’ve seen him take on quite a few live shows again, playing at claire during ade, and concrete for our label showcases. hes also managed to find a bit of time to focus on his fresh (new and cool) edit label friends and relations.
12 inch ep & bonus cd (free of charge!) in special packaging - sealed full cover, sold together as one product.
the new annual label compilation with 16 exclusive tracks. - 5 tracks are vinyl only and 11 tracks cd only.