Announcing the follow-up to his 2012 debut LP ‘World You Need A Change of Mind’ (produced by Philippe Zdar), this super-talented Brit returns with this, his latest EP. Pitching up somewhere between the classic UK soul vibe of Soul II Soul and the more experimental and inventive electronic soul of James Blake, it's all about Bainbridge’s passion for warmth, soulfulness and melody which permeates every aspect of this EP. Look out for forthcoming LP ‘Otherness’.
Durag Dynasty's Tristate hooks up with the magnificent Rasco to drop this slow-burning banger, replete with lush '70s soul samples and a gorgeous beat, Tri & Ras letting the heat simmer nicely, with sharp rhymes and stream-of-aggravation anger. DD's next production project is called 'Gold Diggers'; by the sounds of this, it'll be an essential this autumn.
Aussie funker Tom Showtime teams up with Melbourne-based trio The Pysde Projects for a laidback beat about the joys of natty legwear. This one sounds like old school Jurassic Five put through an Antipodean filter, with midtempo breakbeats, brass loops and jazzy licks being the order of the day. On remix duties, Denmark's Badboe sends down a ghetto-funk style reworking, Grits 'N' Gravy head honcho D-Funk plumps for a big beat-style rerub, DJ Maars skanks it up and Roast Beats drops the bell loop samples.
The man behind Sheffield's eminent Hope Works warehouse venue — where the likes of Theo Parrish, Carl Craig and Kyle Hall have turned it out — Lo Shea launches a gleaming new label, taking on the mantle from his now defunct Seaghdha imprint. 'Capacity Creep' is a mucky, slightly sinister warehouse anthem if ever there was one, its stark synths paying tribute to LFO. On the flip side, 'Black Plate', with its punishingly basseous (yes, that probably is a word) kick pulses relentlessly, and should ideally be accompanied by a single strobe light.