Variouser and variouser…

December 1, 2013 in Singles

Been absolutely inundated with music this week so here’s just a quick round-up of a few V/A EPs you’d be well advised to check out…

All Night Long Svoque MuziqVarious – All Night Long
We’ll start with this six-artist, six-track sampler from Barcelona’s Svogue Muziq. And a pretty heavyweight line-up it is too, with Carlo Gambino & Al Bradley, Low District, LowLife and Matteo Floris all representing alongside Fabio Carla & Matteo San and Manuel Del Giudice. Expect very fine deep house grooves, often with a techy twist, with Low District’s deep n’ groovy Just Dance the standout for yours truly.

Autumn Air Vol 2 DeepWit RecordingsVarious – Autumn Air Vol 2
Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Denmark’s DeepWit stable and this latest V/A offering doesn’t disappoint. Focusing on the kind of chilled, uber-deep grooves the label does best, with the emphasis on up-and-coming artists, tracks come from Portofino Sunrise, Adjust, DMP, Reeggo and Mr P, with standouts for me including the stripped n’ saxy late-night garaahge of Reeggo’s Raisin N’ Peach, and DMP’s blissed-out Lexion.

Dive Into Illusion Les Folies DigitalesVarious – Dive Into Illusion EP
A three-artist, three-track sampler here from Zurich’s Les Folies Digitales label. Allgoritmika’s Todo Meu Amor marries crisp tech-house beats with a positively rude bassline and snatches of attitude-y vocal, Space Dive by Frank Fonema is a laidback nu-disco/Balearic funker, and Rino Buttice’s Mere Illusion is a minimal-influenced affair, all delicate stuttering rhythms and synthy atmospherics. It’s only the label’s second-ever release so show some love!

Various – Connected EP

June 13, 2013 in Singles

Connected EP Midnight Social RecordingsIt’s ‘various artists day’ here at TIWWD, I’ve just decided, so next up this evening we have a three-tracker from Carlo Gambino’s Midnight Social Recordings.

Low District’s Lift Me Up opens proceedings, a chunky, mid-paced deep/tech chugger with garage-y male vox put through the downtuning mangle and counterpointed by female wails. Guri & Gaol give us Last Days, a techier, somewhat epic affair with a spangly, White Isle feel and another downtuned “exhale” vocal (at least I think that’s what he’s saying… but I haven’t heard it on a Maxell*).

But they’ve saved the best till last, cos to these ears Paul Stott’s Dubbin’, which fuses contemporary deep/tech sounds with something of the feel of UK garage, is the cream of the crop by some way.

Out: This week

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* Funny joke for people that remember the 80s