The Brooklyn-based disco/electro crew are back with new remix versions of key tracks from their ‘Midnight Creepers’ album of last year. Session Victim emerge with a skewed version of ‘Same Way I Feel’, twisting in a curious mix of new wave, house and broken beats, whilst Hugh Mane nods back to Marshall Jefferson with a proto-house mix. The highlights are remixes from Blasé and Bell Towers, with an inspired Italo-style disco fix.
What might at first seem like an unlikely hook-up, Oakland's consciously-minded SOM with the Snoop, actually works a treat in part thanks to both artists' ability to focus in on the abstract concept of the title and flow with it where they see fit (SOM go cosmic, Snoop flies to an inner emotional place), in part down to Adrian Younge's sublimely soulful and spacey production: nothing but a ragged beat, occasional celeste/ghostly-Rhodes keys and minimal bass that push the words to the forefront but keep the track at an unforgettable pitch of unpushy wonder that sinks its fangs far deeper than a more self-consciously 'hot' production might. Superb work from all involved.
"Really feeling the textures in this and the use of the basses is cool as!"
First really pricking the ears on Big Dada’s 'Grime 2.0' comp back in May 2013, Glasgow’s Inkke has been firmly in the sets of the grime-come-bass music crew — Mumdance, Slackk, S-Type — and whilst all of the tracks are slickly produced, you know they need an angry East London MC to properly light them up.