Chris Stussy – For The Music EP

December 5, 2015 in Singles

Chris Stussy For The Music Large MusicMoving into more straight-up deep house territory with this three-track EP from Chicago’s mighty Large Music.

Everybody is up first, quite a summery, lazy kinda groove with chiming chords, an intricate bassline and sampled, spoken male vox. For The Music follows a similar MO but is a little more uptempo, with some gorgeous garage-y Rhodes chords and more sampled, spoken vox, in this case about “doing it just for the music”. And then finally there’s Tear Apart, which is an instrumental affair but utitilises a similar “rolling beats and understated but chunky bass” blueprint to the other two.

Classy stuff all round, but the title track nudges it for me.

Out: This week

About: You can find Large Music on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Chris Stussy – One Thing I Can EP

June 27, 2015 in Singles

Chris Stussy One Thing I Can EP Inner City RecordsSome familiar samples come out to play on this three-track, four-mix EP from young Dutch producer Chris Stussy.

One Thing I Can, you see, borrows heavily from Phreek/Class Action’s classic Weekend, underpinning the very familar vocal with intricate percussion, echoing synth stabs and an understated but quite chunky bassline. Roland Nights delivers a remix that rides more straight-up 4/4s with lush, lingering keys and a funky-assed b-line of its own, while elsewhere on the EP, Jus Playin is a more head-down n’ driving deep house jam with chopped, spoken vox, and finally Deep Gems is an appropriately garage-leaning late-nighter that bites the famous vocal from Cevin Fisher’s The Way Used To.

A fine EP all round, with the RN rub of the title track and Deep Gems nudging just ahead of the other two.

Out: This week

About: This is brought to you by Inner City Records, the label Danny Stott (AKA Roland Nights) co-owns with Mark Horsfall. Find ’em on Soundcloud and Facebook.