2013 was Jack Mumdance’s year, hands down, with huge releases on Tectonic and Keysound that pummelled the dancefloors across the globe. So whilst you’ll recognise the agitated machine swing of 'Its Peak' on the b-side, with its palette of weird scrapes, dystopian atmospheres and pneumatic drums, you’ll be most surprised by the melodious charms of 'Springtime', a mellifluously hazy tribute to the welcomed warmer months and, perhaps, a hint at a new sound for the producer?
Hadn't heard Sleaze before so it was the name of Blah Records producer Reklews who first attracted me to this and thank God I investigated — sublimely heavy headnodic brilliance with a vocal-less chorus that's pure bass derangement and some sharp-as-fuck nailing from Sleaze & Res of bandwagon-jumping lazy rappers and the perils of radio-friendly sell-out. Great cuts from DJ Rasp as well - the album 'An Album Called the Sun' comes soon and I'm strapped in ready. Great stuff.
Interesting noises on a Kraftwerkian groove with the result sounding a little like a dancified Spiritualised. Comes with a Dub that some more inventive DJs could put to good use.
Featuring K-Hunt on a strong vocal performance "Reflections" is the debut from M.U.I.R. on his own label. It's a latenighter rather than a party starter but nice and atmospheric.