Karol XVII & MB Valence – Seamless Masterclass

May 19, 2011 in Albums

Karol XVII MB Valence Seamless MasterclassThe first in a new series of mix CDs from Seamless, with the aim of showcasing “up and coming producers who are on top of their game”. So a two-disc set from this Polish duo is a fine way to kick things off (even if some of us HAVE been propping them for a good couple of years now).

Wisely, Seamless haven’t insisted on a label-specific comp either, instead allowing Karol and Marek (as they’re known to their mums) to do their jobs as selectors unhindered. And it’s a job they perform impeccably. One look at the names involved either as artists or remixers – Till Von Sein, Evren Ulusoy, Aki Bergen, Sebastian Davidson, Manuel Tur, Submantra, Greg Stainer, Soul Minority – will tell you that this is a very fair summation of the current state of play in underground deep house circles, albeit with a definite slant towards European rather than US artists.

CD1 draws heavily on K&M’s own Loco label and is the techier of the two, CD1 is a little bit more straight-up housey… but both will rocking your stereo for some time to come, if you know what’s good for you.

Out: This week

About: Seamless have traditionally walked a fine line, turning out a mixture of deep, underground house and more commercial tackle. It seems to me that lately they’ve been concentrating more on the good stuff, but maybe that’s just what they sent me! Tell you what, go have a look at their website and decide for yourself…