And speaking of King Street (see Ensall review below), here’s the latest in sub-label Street King’s excellent ‘number’ series of EPs.
The Cologne-based duo of Lifekiss&Hoover are up first with Can You Feel It?, a track that with its surging drums, nagging old skool pianos and attitude-y female vocal (“one more time Mr DJ, one more time for the crowd… can you feel it?”) would be a strong contender for peaktime Saturday night podium action, an effect only heightened by the inclusion of some almost handbag-ish synth stabs. B-Liv give us Jazz Whirling next, a deeper house groove with hefty throbbing bass, solid kicks, all manner of atmospherics and, most importantly, plenty of mournful, moody jazz saxomophone. The EP’s then completed by Original and Dub mixes of Mario Bianco’s My Soul Sacrifice, a real journey of a track that tops tribal drums with Santana-esque fretwork, interspersed with some lounge-y keyboard licks.
My Soul Sacrifice definitely wins out in the “original and distinctive” stakes, while Can You Feel It? is easily the safest bet for floor play. But Jazz Whirling is good too… which means, all told, this is something of a must-check EP.
Out: Now on Traxsource promo, full release TBA.
About: You know where to find the King Street massive by now!