Various – Proper Groovers Vol 1

June 5, 2016 in Singles

Proper Groovers Vol 1 Proper MusiqueSailing into far more contemporary waters now we have this V/A tech-house EP from Arno Stolz’s fledgling Belgian label Proper Musique.

The EP features four tracks from as many artists. Deetech’s opening Storm is a chunky, rolling affair with crisp 4/4s, shakers and a fat, whomping bassline, and is followed by Duke Tran & Paul Quzz’s Forty, a sparser, stuttery affair with distorted male spoken vox and disturbing synth screeches. Rone White’s Cut To The Chase rocks more straight-up housey kicks which it marries to a disco-tinged b-line, chanted male “bom-bom” vox and rave-y risers, while finally Tom Neatis’s Freeloader is a more percussive affair that makes good use of the filters to give it a slightly trippy, 4am kinda feel.

Four very solid floor-movers but Storm and Cut To The Chase stand out in particular.

Out: This week

About: Find Proper Musique on Soundcloud and Facebook, or at their own website.

Arno Stolz – Bomba EP

January 26, 2015 in Singles

Arno Stolz Bomba EP Share RecordsWe move back into the house/techno arena now with this pleasingly varied three-tracker from Helder Teixiera’s Share Records.

20-year-old Belgian producer Arno Stolz is the man at the controls, serving up three well-crafted tracks that belie his tender years. Kiss It is a percussive, darkly rolling tech-houser, pretty upbeat but still kinda deep and groovy with it. Bomba itself is another tech-house cut but one that leans more towards the ‘house’ side of the equation, with understated 4/4s, a funny nagging, bleepy little synth hook and occasional snatches of distorted/downpitched vox. Both will do the dancefloor do for sure, but the standout for yours truly here is It Fits, which takes us more firmly into deep techno territory and which is seven minutes of eyes-wide-shut small hours dancefloor bliss.

Out: This week

About: You can find Share Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.