previous alphonse releases on klasse wrecks, black orpheus and emotional especial. longing for summer, better weather is the most soulful cut yet to be heard in the ever-expanding catalogue of alphonses mpc jams. spacey and dusty deepness, with a heart yearning gospel vocal delivery from rev be, which alphonse tweaks and manipulates across three unique versions.
the last wrecks of the 2017 comes to you direct from the studio of alphonse, four tracks of bonafide and authentic hardware jams produced to the highest degree. managing to be both unconventional and familiar at the same time, this ep summarises the expertise and originality of an artist that is well versed in the history of electronic dance music. pressed on very special clear blue vinyl.
repress 2017 - travelling both space and time with his constructions, alphonse rozel makes a welcome return on emotional especial after the same for me ep released last year. the incisive hit of the disco beat on -smokey- is hard to ignore, while the booming toms and african chant lines feed into a perfect slice of dancefloor dynamite from an unspecified era. meanwhile the pilotwings take to the track with glee, whipping out some crisp breaks to drop over the proceedings in a pleasingly early 90s manner. -glint am- is quite the foil to the a side, leaning on some uplifting synth chords to provide the magic around the crafty drum programming!
resista returns after a lengthy hiatus with this scorching edits 12 inch perfect for long summer nights. alphonse rozel - the mystery alias of a well-known london-based producer - follows up his excellent 12 inch on london housing trust by digging deep for a couple of us-themed disco edits on resista.
previously spotted on emotional especial with the fantastic love is enough 12inch, plus instruments get the remix treatment in a classic 80s style with the dub is enough single. the producers tasked with delivering versions vary wildly, but they make for a strong combination. jamie paton s -cloudy dub-out- is masterful, simmering the elements down to a sensual bassline and delicate ripples on top, while luke solomon brings his bumpy, off-kilter house style to the table. khidja has a more dramatic, synth laden approach and alphonse creates a dusty, funky roller out of that killer bassline groove.
soooo here we are with the tenth and final release, thought it would be nice to finish on a nice zen like number, so this is a extra special release kind of a mini lp almost -opened up by fx mchn flush the trush is an intro to the comp and a reverse funk skittish affair next up is new man on the block for us here we been sitting on a collection of his tracks but felt this one complemented this ep the most, ecco foul, gloss is a sleazy machine groove that does t do much but thats just the way we like it .then comes mr facade with his jerky funk sweet surprises and warm melodies. the b side is opened by another newcomer from running back record hugh mane new age dawns whose track come s deep and wide open has to be heard on the headphones as well as the club jamie blanco s chord arrangments get opened up and spaced out by lht office boy toby tobias in a detroitesque ditty thats been used to open a few sets in 2015 already and finally alphonse delivers an out and out machine jam with the usual dub influence brought in vocal fashion.
following the release of the -eleccio- mix cd in 2014, especial has continued on it s path to develop and push a club sound that is slightly more leftfield than the on-going boompty house rehash, the mutation of nu-disco in to something a bit more proggy, trancey and the never ending thud-drug-chug of the 110 bpm ableton-for-beginners brigade, by offering a mixture of musically psychedelic, twisted, dubbed-out, proto-obsessed club eps.
a1 facade - tampa bay is tried and tested house weapon that we ve had since the label began waiting for the right fit, he comes with his garage beats, deep chords and infectious melodies - simple, driving, effective.
a2 prima - dont stop - lht label co partner delivers a twisted mutating late night tool that instructs you to dont stop dancing til the sun has well and truly risen or at least the smoke has cleared.
b1 jamie blanco - unknown reason (alphonse drum prequel) - jamie met alphonse in the studio again, they messed with his track and got the dub machine working overtime on the 808, look out for main mix on the next release.
b2 kruton - lagoon - the sleeping giant here on b2, kruton is not be messed with, he channels a certain mr atkins here and delivers a dream machine opus.
we are back for the first release of the year - a nice mixed bag as ever - featuring label partner prima s first solo effort - grooves effortlessly and into darkest africa , other half of lht alphonse brings the drama with - acid melody - youngest member jamie blanco makes a welcome return - with his trippy little black jack and finally newest recruit asok crunches out this classic sounding piece of 4 to the floor goodness. limited to 200 copies: act fast
we are very happy to welcome back fx mchn since his track jackie on number 1 got so much support, he has given us a dark rave beast. alphonse delivers another machine based twisty thing with drum tweaks from the other lht man prima who is releasing his first solo track on the next one number 5 .... heads up! facade comes correct with a whole side to himself - a simple house groove that will make any party an lht party, and a cheeky bonus track that sounds like a lost electro funk gem from rimini via harlesden and brooklyn.
the next instalment, we feature artists from the growing lht family jamie blanco opens the record with his accomplice sam mensah on singin duties - jamie and alphonse worked in the studio together on this version we think will appeal to fans of real house music next up is bintus of power vacuum with his first original track on lht and theres no messing about - raw acid and stripped drums and at a pace that we can dance too, label boss alphonse opens side b with a deep 808 jam and this is followed by lht studio wizz facade who finishes with another piece of what can only be described as big.