Mr KS – Take A Trip

February 20, 2015 in Singles

Mr KS Take A Trip Music Is LoveHeading deeper into the jacking zone now with a sterling house four-tracker from Manchester’s Music Is Love Records.

Take A Trip itself is up first, a lolloping deep/tech houser with fragments of spoken male vocal topping rock-solid 4/4s, sinuous bass and blips n’ bleeps galore. Label boss Oli Furness then takes Take A Trip on a trip into (even) more psychedelic pastures, adding nearly two minutes of beatless intro, then heading down a more ‘relentless and techno-fied’ route once it does get going.

The more straight-up housey Groove On is equally aptly named, being essentially seven minutes of a bassline, drums, male ‘ums’ and occasional one-note piano stabs. Simple but devastatingly effective, it should get even the most reluctant of asses shakin’. The accompanying Point G Remix, meanwhile, is strictly for the headstrong, being seven minutes instead of deep, bubblin’ acid.

File under ‘heavy weaponry’.

Out: This week

About: You can find Music Is Love Records, who are just 11 releases old counting this one, on Soundcloud, Facebook and Bandcamp.

Cecyl – Forever EP

August 2, 2014 in Singles

Cecyl Forever Keep It ZenMore tuff, driving house grooves on this fine EP from Keep It Zen, although despite the higher tempo this is a deeper, less techy proposition than the Arch44 release below.

Four mixes of Forever to choose from. The Original ain’t nothin’ but a heads-down deep house groove, drums bass and organ stabs being the whole story until the 3:45 mark, at which point snippets of soulful male vocal and some piercing top-end synths join the party. The Mr KS Remix isn’t hugely different, if I’m being honest, while James Barnsley’s Dub Mix doesn’t take much explaining except to say that it’s got almost a tribal feel in parts. But the Julian M Schenkin St Remix does flip the script somewhat, with its added dusty breakbeats and middle eastern sounds.

It’s still the Original that works best to these ears, though.

Out: This week

About: You can find Keep It Zen on Soundcloud and Facebook.