quality house label fina records are back with their next carefully curated ep of 2016. this one comes from the choice house duo of rob glassett and sam fussell aka homepark, who serve up four more of their finely crafted cuts. over the last six years, homepark have slowly but surely built up a classy discography that takes in smooth and seductive deep house that has real drive. it has come on labels like ornate music and chez damiers courtesy of balance recordings, and always marries a classic sense of house history with fresh new perspectives for both head and heel.
the latest ornate music offering sees the welcome return of homepark duo rob glassett and sam fussell, last seen on the label with the fill emptiness ep in 2012. since then, homepark have gone on to issue just the one 12-, untitled for courtesy of balance, whilst glassett developed his fold project, making this return to ornate most welcome. the style glassett and fussell deal in remains ever consistent, fusing crisp machine rhythms with plush chords and strings, using the finest ingredients to whip up impeccable house music to burrow comfortably into any number of nocturnal situations. with melodic soul at its core, this ep carries the ornate message on perfectly from previous flag-bearers ka one & st-sene and jordan in a blissful blur of blue-hued synths and bumping drums.
the untitled ep for homepark continues the london-based duos steady run of one ep per year since 2010. its the first time homepark have appeared on courtesy of balance recordings, sub-label to chez damiers balance imprint. first up is the deep, skipping and resonator fuelled ratios, matched in fathoms by standing, a dubby and rhode-driven joyride. fly away sees mr. fingers bassline inspirations take full effect next to lounge time piano playing, while m&js dub again traverses from deep house territory into a sphere of dubbier sven weisemann sounds
some of you outhere has might already heard from the two young talented guys from london named home park. sam fussell and rob glassett with their next record after releases for labels like bliq, consisting of two older tunes on the a side (incl. what a day) and two new tunes on the b side.
bliq are showcasing london newcomers homepark on their debut, with james duncan on the remix duties - a producer that has been sizzlin the underground with his illusive vinyl cuts, for quite a long time
courtesy of balance recordings presents their 10th release to date. a compilation of 9 pieces of timeless house music that will rock the underground parties and twisted after hours alike. showcasing the talent of artist hailing from chicago, montreal, london and geneva and france, this triple pack is bound to become yet another classic on the balance catalogue. dont snooze baby!!
twenty years after the 5th chapter, the story continues. chapter vi celebrates the very best of todays underground. limited edition 3xlp. twenty years is a long time. when xl recordings released the 5th chapter in 1995, the world was a very different place. tupac shakur was still alive, america was yet to elect a black president and the internet was just something youd read about. ecstasy, jungle and hardcore were shaping club culture in the uk and defining the way that a generation of youth moved, sounded and looked.
after a geographically imposed hiatus (the travel links between nottingham and hong kong are intermittent to say the least) pressed for time label bosses rhythm plate are back with a new project featuring massive attack/presence vocalist sarah jay.
nicholas and simoncinos fledgling label is back after a well received first release. sticking to the various artists idea, this time they welcome homepark, audio atlas and krazy star to the party. with nicholas taking the reins on the a1. this is big!