Daniel Jef – Background

August 26, 2014 in Singles

Daniel Jef Background Act Natural RecordsWe ended last night on a deep, crunchy, minimal kinda note… and we pick up there again tonight with this second offering of the week from Act Natural Records.

Three tracks to choose from on this one. Pilot Sees UFO tops a simple, sparse rhythm with sampled ground-to-air dialogue that I won’t trouble explaining, Background is a notch tuffer and grittier and features some guy talking about the dark side of the moon, while Lackerstoke with its cavernous production, distorted vox and industrial FX is one for fans of deep, moody minimal techno.

Only for the headstrong, as we used to say…

Out: This week

About: You can find Act Natural Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website. Just like yesterday… nice to know some things don’t change, isn’t it?

Various – nUMusic Vol 1: Deep House Ibiza

July 21, 2013 in Albums

nUMusic Vol 1 UM RecordsSomething of a landmark for Richie Hartness’s UM Records here, as they release their first full-length album.

It’s a V/A compilation and the title shouldn’t really leave you in much doubt as to what you expect, particularly if you’re familiar with the label and their usual high quality standards. So I won’t insult your intelligence by explaining that deep, laidback house vibes are the general order of the day here, with the odd excursion into more downtempo, jazzy pastures. Oops, I just did! But hopefully you’ll forgive me.

Nor, with ten tracks by ten artists, am I going into each one individually. What I will tell you, though, is that most of the artists are new names to yours truly (with a few exceptions – stand up Daniel Jef, Vernon McCarthy and Ruben F) so this is one ‘Ibiza’-themed collection you’ll definitely want to check out, cos you just might discover your new favourite producer…

Out: This week

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