A measure of collaboration, the Bristol-based Schmorgasbord label exists to unite slightly disparate producers and release the fruits of their labour. It’s a pretty simple manifesto and this time it’s the turn of London-based producer, Bass Clef and the Swedish trio, Frak who both swapped a sketch of a tune and then fleshed out each other’s work. ‘Bad Trip’ is a stomper with choked acid undertones while ‘Strange Gait’ stumbles along as if drunk, complete with seesawing limbs.
An eight-track sampler from Cato’s forthcoming album on Hatcha and N-Type’s Sin City label, and not a grotter in sight. Cato brings a deft collection of influences and styles to bear, from the spacious and delicate soul leanings of ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Soul Electronic’, to the yard style pressure of ‘Peng VIP’ feat Flowdan & Riko. With hits of hardcore stylings on ‘Ghetto Funk’ and classic dubstep angles on ‘11th Hour’, there is real breadth and class here. The album promises to be a warm, inviting and vibsin’ place to be, so step into the unknown and enjoy.
Following the glorious, posthumous versions of ‘Follow Your Heart’ by Frankie Knuckles’ Director’s Cut, the mood this time simmers with dreamy Balearic mixes from Douze and Clique.
The key to success is to always move forward, something that this duo clearly know. Improving with every release Gerra & Stone have reached a new level with this EP. 'Too Deep' can do little to explain the intensity of this monstrous bass. The drum pattern has just enough life to lift itself to the drone of receptiveness which has become a staple go-to for the minimal/tech end of the spectrum. A standout track.
Gerra & Stone were kind enough to give us a free download from the EP for DJ Mag readers! Grab it here: FREE DOWNLOAD: Gerra & Stone - This Is How