black key records continues an excellent run with its third deep house release, >metacoma< by chamboche which is backed by two remixes from underground quality/tsuba ltd artist blm.
following tracks and remixes from andy ash, ethyl, jonny cade and ugly drums, this is another must-check from one of londons newest imprints.
london based welshman chamboche returns to the label that launched him with the smoke screen ep. his unquantifiable sound swerves genre classification, hovering around house but with enough musicality to please the hardened disco head. swirling pads and a bubbling bass line set down the groove, while keys fall around horns and vocals to make the lead track a refined, uplifting work out. slowly unfolding, the track is hypnotic and absorbing, showcasing the style of a producer as able to work the mind as the hips. bicep toughen up the drums and work the arpeggio, stripping down the track and bringing the chicago influence higher in the mix. while the original subtly unfolds, their remix demands attention from the outset, building to a climax then recoiling for another bite at the cherry. thinking big, krl ramps up the intensity with a bright, kinetic reworking. aimed squarely at the peak time, he harnesses all of smoke screen’s most propulsive elements to really work the floor. tucked away on the b side is the expansive mind your mind. trademark chamboche percussion is woven around a blissful riff, swelling majestically to round off the ep in slo(w) burning euphoria.
rising star chamboche (sam williams) turns out his 3rd release on under the shade. heading up the a side is a bumping old school remix from ny dream team runaway, whilst the original is a slow building rumbler, full of tension in all the right places. on the flip >the show must go on< gets a locked groove with the a huge baseline whilst remixer de jour moscow (matt waites) goes epic!
support from the revenge, tensnake, mugwump ...
following in the shadow of the jisco music reedit series comes a new home for original music. under the shade hopes to promote new and old talent groomed from the disco underground. first up is new boy chambochÚ growing up sandwiched between the coast and the valleys of coastal mid wales, nature was sams first love. this taste for the epic, organic passages has been fused with pop sensibilities from an 80s childhood to shape a unique musical outlook. regular dj appearances at nottinghams stealth combined with residencies at some of the most forward thinking electronic nights in the midlands saw him develop his taste for the groove. the hooks of producers such as todd terje, toby tobias, lindstrom and ?me soon began to take hold and turn his hand towards crafting slower, more melodic grooves. after completing a series of tracks, which caught the attention of gerd janson and mark e and then road tested with success at londons seminal plastic people û chambochÚ was signed to under the shade with a string of releases in the pipeline. with additonal strong remixes by production team of the moment the revenge and pete herbert this already got huge support from tim sweeney, gerd janson ( running back ) or the horse meat disco crew
waze & oddyseys w&o streetracks imprint pulls together the likes of eliphino, ejeca, citizen and xxxy for its first (unmixed) compilation released this winter, w&o streettracks vol 1. having clocked up eight releases on street tracks, its the ideal time to throw down a milestone and document the sound of the label in one package and w&o street tracks does so with panache. the result of waze & oddysseys plunge into their address book is a 12 track compilation that neatly reflects modern house music. ejeca, citizen and w&o themselves sit alongside newcomers like mediman and sage caswell while the emergent talents of new jack city and eliphino make for a nicely profiled piece of work
italian producer & hot mix label boss nick anthony simoncino is back with some people , a collaboration with chicago s legendary house vocalist robert owens. simoncino s 3 original mixes sound just like tracks lifted off lost ep s straight from the mid 80 s with deep, melancholy synths, driving analogue drum machine sounds and owen s yearning vocal performance coming together beautifully while showing off simoncino s versatility as a producer. some people is perfect late night house music with a classic sensibility, for the deepest hours of the night or the morning.
lets play house turns its eye back to its home country for its 21st release, a four-track ep by rhythm operator. the record commences with a collaboration between the mysterious producer and a new duo from munich, rhode & brown, called *fionas room*.
the fifth w&o street tracks release sees label bosses waze & odyssey open up their sizeable discography to two of their newest signings in squarehead and chamboche, who both remix early cut ride my junk. sheffields squarehead comes to w&o street tracks following releases on wolf music, pet records and mannuccis mistress that make him a perfect fit for his new home - something thats demonstrated further on the six and a half minutes of euphoric garage house that makes up his lead remix. the well respected talents of chamboche serve him equally well on an accompanying deeper revision that channels carl craigs paperclip people project
young adults enters its sophomore year with an ever expanding bag of left coast body music. having released 12 inches from westward wonder kid suzanne kraft and a sampler ep that culled production heat from both the us and abroad, 2013 finds the house and disco hub digging deeper to keep speakers bumping and dance floors steamy. house slippers is an exploration of the night – sultry whispers, percolating elixirs, coos, croons, red lights, black lights, and strobe lights – all situated in downstairs speakeasies, lofted warehouses and hazy afterhours. the compilation soundtracks the progression from dusk till dawn, complete with warm up burners, peak time jammers and comedown chuggers. with contributions from permanent vacation, mark e, ben la desh and others, ya continues to curate its signature sound with like-minded party rockers.
brighton based delayed audio kick started in october last year with a brilliant various artist ep featuring quality, deep electronic music. the ep generated a superb reaction with djs such as huxley, norm talley, iron curtis & james teej all getting behind it and mixmag describing delayed audio as a new label to watch. now the delayed audio team are ready to get the new year firing with the next chapter in the delayed ep series, featuring 3 original gems and a sterling remix.
support: dj t / diesel (x-press 2) / jacques renault / ethyl / flori / waifs & strays / james johnston / jimpster and more.
a new label based on the collectable cigarette football cards. three original tracks and one remix by tusk from tusk wax. interesting variety in tempo and atmosphere but all firmly aimed at forward thinking dancefloors... btw mario kempes was the top goal getter on the fifa world cup 1978...
waze & oddysey s w&o streetracks imprint pulls together the likes of eliphino, ejeca, citizen and xxxy for its first (unmixed) compilation released this winter, w&o streettracks vol 1. having clocked up eight releases on street tracks, it s the ideal time to throw down a milestone and document the sound of the label in one package and w&o street tracks does so with panache. the result of waze & oddyssey s plunge into their address book is a 12 track compilation that neatly reflects modern house music. ejeca, citizen and w&o themselves sit alongside newcomers like mediman and sage caswell while the emergent talents of new jack city and eliphino make for a nicely profiled piece of work