April 29, 2013 in Singles
And here comes yet another slab of garage goodness courtesy of Ejeca. I’ll be digging out my old Nice N’ Ripe, Confetti and Smokin’ Beats twelves at this rate (or I would be if they weren’t in boxes ready to move house right now, but that’s another story).
Compared to the revival-tastic Rhodes & Brown and Low Steppa releases below, Ejeca’s contribution to tonight’s garage-fest here at TIWWD is a bit more contemporary sounding, a tad more ‘nu garage’ if you will, but there’s nowt wrong with moving things forward! Agent Of The Deep tops gorgeously skippy, shuffly percussion with atmospheric synth washes, chopped-up fem vox and snatches of ambient speech, Jump is a frenetic lil’ cut designed to make you do just that, while Purnsley goes the other way and takes us into deeper, more late-night pastures.
If pushed though I’d pick Home as a fave… purely because contrary to what I just said, that is an out-and-out retro groover, in this case an organ-flecked gem with cut-up vox that reminds me of Donna Dee circa Spellbound. And given that I personally rate Spellbound as one of the most criminally overlooked dance music artist albums of all time, that’s praise indeed from me!
About: Was surprised to see this comes on 2020Vision, who did seem to have been pursuing a more techno-leaning direction of late. Good to see them back on the deeper tip! Anyway here’s the usual Facebook, Soundcloud and website links.