As the imprint enters its centenary year they celebrate their continued success with a debut release from FD. A soulful and jazzy roller with Sunday morning listening stamped all over it.
A considered and refined four-track EP from this newcomer hailing from the eastwolds of Germany’s Duilsand. Cut from a cloth soaked in the roots of German dub-space and techno, the productions are filled with warm reverb, rounded echo and a sense of commitment which makes it feel very lucid — no matter which tempo he picks. A strong debut.
Well-dressed Parisian duo Get A Room! surface again on Yuksek’s Partyfine label with this EP of pop, electro and disco tracks. The music is catchy and has a cool ‘Italians Do It Better’ feel to it, especially in moments like ‘Leave This Town’ and its dub version, but head for a bonkers reworking from the prolific The Emperor Machine and a sleazy new-wave fix from the brilliant Remain.
Two of New York's finest bass producers come correct with a collaborative EP full of rowdy firepower on the always excellent Trouble & Bass. Tony Quattro drops ghetto vocals, fierce fx and relentless 808 bass on 'Penthouse Suite', then teams up with Jeep for the bruising barrage of whoops, blips, clicks, off-kilter beats and nonchalant low-end that is 'Torpedo'. Finally Jeep goes solo with 'Creator', a percussion-led, ghetto-edged UK funky style riddim to get them moving from the front to the back. A top class selection of seriously booming grooves.