Roland Nights – Chicago Soul EP

October 17, 2015 in Singles

Roland Nights Chicago Soul EP PIV RecordsA treat for the more traditionally inclined here as Roland Nights serves up some sumptuous deep house/US garage bizniss for brand new Dutch label PIV Records.

Chicago Soul itself takes fat, ass-swayin’ bass, muted kicks and crisp hi-hats, and tops them with Jersey-style organ stabs and soulful male “hurting… yes I am” vox, the result being a proper little dancefloor bumper that should work anywhere from Smokescreen to Soul Heaven. Freydel & Osaka give us a remix that’s a bit more ‘now’ and Berlin-y; it’ll work for a lot of jocks for sure, but the original’s the one for me. Elsewhere on the EP, Play It Down is raw, tracky NJ shizzle straight outta 1993 while Recall treads a similar path but heads just a little deeper; and both are just as good as the title cut.

You can generally rely on Roland to come up with goods and he doesn’t disappoint here. And for a label’s first-ever release, this is really quite ridiculously good – now go seek!

Out: This week

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