Yet another winner here from Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Plastik People.
Label boss Marc Cotterell is the man at the controls, serving up three tracks. For Those We Love follows the same blueprint as Daft Punk’s Teachers, with a female voice (Tears Of Velva, apparently) namechecking a Who’s Who of deep, soulful house producers atop a rolling, strings- and organ-heavy backdrop. The endlessly looping poetics about “when I’m dancing I become more” and such do get a little wearing, if I’m being honest, but props for including the slightly less obvious likes of DJ Deep, Lars Behrenroth, Dino & Terry, Aqua Bassino and my old buddy Andy Compton alongside MAW, Ron Trent, Mood II Swing, Kerri Chandler et al. Some cool trippy synth work towards the end, too.
Elsewhere, Layla is something of a curiosity, fusing pounding (deep) house beats with schmaltzy, cinematic strings, while Let Yourself Go marries similarly pounding kicks to furiously parping jazz sax supplied by one Dave Mullen. Both are pretty darned cool in their own right, but For Those We Love is the headline here.
Out: This week on vinyl, digitally in January
About: Find Plastik People here, here and here.