There's not much to know about Paradise Box, other than the sterlingly old school 'Slave 2 Knowledge', emerging on Hot Shot Sounds earlier this year. This, for Greek house imprint Echovolt, is a more sumptuous exploration, 'Reel Nitty Gritty' heavy with Mr Fingers basslines and delay-laden hollering from the inimitable Loleatta Holloway. Over, 'Crimes of the Heart' is shimmeringly beautiful, delicate house music, while 'Oak Park', thick with euphoric strings, will send shivers down your spine. Magnificent stuff.
Reissue of this dark, narcotic proto-house gem from Italy in the late '80s. This KLF-sampling gem found favour from the likes of Andrew Weatherall way back then.
It feels like an age since this French bass botherer last committed anything to record. Needless to say, whatever he does conjure up is always going to reside towards the odder end of the spectrum. Enter the wigged-out, stuttering, dislocated craziness of ‘Bear Biscuit’! The illectro of ‘Machyne’ is no less intense, but follows a more standardised template if that’s your thing. Expect plays from the usual bearded Low End Theory types!
Think the horns of Teddy Pendergrass, the soul aesthetic of Erykah Badu and the drizzle of Clams Casino and you’re not far from the heavy soul edge on this tasty EP.