what do you get when you cross a frenchman, a dane, two irishmen and a swede? the debut various artists compilation from kyoku records, of course. gathering the producers who make up their whole discography thus far, the melbourne-based imprint are welcoming back dorsi plantar, sune, long island sound and ethyene (alongside folamour and marc bianco). translating from japanese to a befitting -dancing birds-, the odoru tori ep is revitalizing the elegant origami series for one last spin. the orizuru, hachidori, oumu and hakucho, that is, the paper crane, the hummingbird, the parrot and the swan are bringing the handmade array to a suitable conclusion. on the a side, the scandinavian connection is responsible for bringing some summer heat. dorsi plantar sheds his usual wistfulness for a slightly moodier, more functional track with -senorita lolita-, although still incorporating some of that playful sampling he s now come to be known for. -californicate- from sune takes a more laidback approach and channels the breezy and carefree atmosphere of the coastal golden state. on the flip side, long island sound follow the same recipe that made -delusions- such a big hit with the intricate sampling and eloquent arrangement of -ease in-. to top things off, ethyene, with the help of folamour and marc bianco, close out the record with a groovy, vocal number that sees them employ their signature french touch formula to great effect on the simply titled -good-.
for their sophomore v/a, brooklyns super tuff records dig into the batter s box and unveil a roster packed with varsity-tier heat. at the top of the lineup, we have the tsuba-famed slugger luvless, delivering some powerful piano house with his anthemic vary in colour. rounding out the a2 are the fresh-faced, irish lads long island sound with the soul-sampling i chose you because. batting clean-up, tommy vicari jnr puts one far into the outfield with pacific stri-ia heartbreaking tribal house track that s as funky as mateo & matos and as wonky as animal collective. for the final run, parisian duo mara lakour tap into a pure, blissful piece of deep house with akoa (tribal edit).
the great gatsby by f. scott fitzgerald has gone down in history as a timeless classic and is still enjoyed by readers and forced on students the world over. fitzgerald s greatest literary masterpiece was hidden not amongst his writings, but his record collection. having spent his entire life mastering writing, he was finally able to convey his indescribable experiences with long island sound by painstakingly carving the entire sonic experience into vinyl with a sharpened quill. having been now restored and reproduced, kyoku records are inordinately thrilled to present to you this miraculous work as kyoku003 - long island sound - last place you look ep.
weso006 is the very expected ep from ragga fonda already well known as rio padice, this italian producer surprises us with this new release. one of the must of the summer in ibiza, especially in underground where it had lots of support. the track is absolutely unique with this ragga flavour in a new techy style. the dance floor just loves it!
rfbcolours 004 is aimed at the dark, jazzy smokey affairs. from the off u can see the imspiration fro the ep title with the a1 track from sombro and embezzlement society capturing a low end, horn sampled groover with rough claps and an undeniable groove. georgi barrel delivers again with something that will warm up the coldest clubs or capyure you on sunset terraces. long island sound hit the pianos hard on the slower paced but equally as grabbing and tense -grit-. label owner jamie trench rounds off with night lanterns which is a track thats been waiting for a space on wax for a good few years now and fits beautifully with the rest of the ep.