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 – Summer Days & Twisted Nights EP

August 23, 2013 in Singles

Summer Days & Twisted Nights EP 22 Digit RecordsAfter the sweet n’ soulful vibes of Charles Webster we move towards tuffer, techier territory with this V/A four-tracker from Newcastle’s 22 Digit Records. Or at least we do eventually…

See, this EP is definitely a game of two halves, Brian. On the ‘summer days’ side, Plastiksound’s The Dark Side is a meandering slice of Balearic loveliness, while Manuel del Giudice’s Circus Master is another lazy, Latin-tinged affair with snatches of female vocal from one Liva. But for yours truly it’s all about the ‘twisted nights’ side of the equation. DEE.P’s Thai Suzy is lolloping groove that doesn’t feel pressured to ‘do’ very much and instead just chugs along nicely for six minutes, its gentle acid-tinged bassline topped with rolling hand percussion and distorted, spoken vocals, while finally Mael’s Deviation is an even darker, techier outing driven by an ominous buzzing bassline and with an extended paranoia-inducing breakdown in the middle.

Nice… or not nice. Take your pick (though mine’d be Thai Suzy for sure).

Out: This week

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