Davina Moss – Everything About Me EP

January 25, 2016 in Singles

Davina Moss Everything About Me Seamless RecordingsDavina Moss seems to be the name on everyone’s lips right now, and here she serves up a three-tracker of chuggin’ deep/tech house grooves for Seamless Recordings.

Everything About Me itself is up first, which tops a throbbing bassline and clean, crisp percussion with sci-fi synths and a man’s voice saying “He knew everything about me… there were no secrets”. Some haunting reverb’d piano in there, too. Peace Of Paradise chugs along at a similar pace but has a slightly more wonky/jaunty feel and heavily treated man’s voice intoning the title over and over again, while finally UK Time operates in similar territory to the other two but is just a tiny bit pacier.

Three solid house cuts that’ll keep bodies moving on dancefloors without a doubt, even if the odds of you humming them all week afterwards are pretty long.

Out: Today

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

Some albums, quickly…

May 18, 2014 in Albums

Some more long players from the past couple of weeks that you might wanna check out… all of these came out this week or last so we’re not far behind the curve!

Madrid Music Days Stereo ProductionsVarious – Madrid Music Days
If you didn’t already know, Madrid Music Days is a Spanish conference for the electronic music industry. This year’s took place from 7-10 May and of course Stereo Productions, one of Spain’s longest running house imprints, were there representing – and this is the 10-track compilation they took with ’em. Compiled by label bosses Chus & Ceballos, expect the kind of tuff, drummy, tribal-tinged tech-house that’s long been Stereo’s stock in trade, with contributions coming from the likes of Joeski and David Herrero as well as a host of lesser-known names.

Puro Desert Lounge Vol 5 SeamlessVarious – Puro Desert Lounge Vol 5
Number five in Seamless Recordings‘s series of chilled/downtempo/lounge comps here. Label boss Ben Sowton is at the controls for CD1, serving up a 14-track mix of that takes in plenty of dub and Arabic flavas as well as downtempo electronica. But it’s CD2 that’s of more obvious TIWWD interest, wherein Seba Ramis – resident at the titular Purobeach nightclub/hotel/restaurant/beach bar complex  in Mallorca– serves up a 12-track mix of laidback deep and soulful house gems, featuring the likes of Moodymanc, Ian Pooley and 33Hz.

Rayko Rebirth Nang RecordsRayko – The Rebirth
Spanish nu-disco producer Rayko drops his second ‘proper’ full-length here, and he’s chosen Nang Records as its home. Suffice to say its blend of Italo and space disco with occasional pop vocals fits right in with the rest of the nu-disco imprint’s catalogue, with highlights for yours truly including the druggy, chuggy He Came From Space and the soaring, almost System 7-ish Balerica of The Cave.

Apologies to all concerned there wasn’t time for these to get a fuller appraisal!

Venus In Motion – Crazy People

April 2, 2013 in Singles

Venus In Motion Crazy People SeamlessAccording to the hype sheet, Venus In Motion is “defining a new concept in electronic chill-out music”. Not sure I’d go that far, but Crazy People is certainly an unusual record… doubly so when you consider that it comes on Seamless, from house DJ/producer Angel Johnson.

Driven along by skeetering jazz drums, live double-bass and gently tinkling keyboards, the Original Version of the track comes on like Riders On The Storm repurposed for the jazz-dance sessions at Southport, and features a soulful vocal from one Jack Kenworthy telling the story of dysfunctional relationship. Max Sedgley then drops the jazz drums and ivories in favour of a big, squelchy bassline on a remix that you could imagine going down a storm with festival crowds this summer.

It’s the off-kilter, ‘dark lounge’ vibes of the Original that’ve earned this is its place here today, though.

Out: This week

About: You can find the Seamless empire here.

PS: Sorry there were no reviews yesterday… it was my birthday and I gave myself the day off

Karol XVII & MB Valence – Seamless Masterclass

May 19, 2011 in Albums

Karol XVII MB Valence Seamless MasterclassThe first in a new series of mix CDs from Seamless, with the aim of showcasing “up and coming producers who are on top of their game”. So a two-disc set from this Polish duo is a fine way to kick things off (even if some of us HAVE been propping them for a good couple of years now).

Wisely, Seamless haven’t insisted on a label-specific comp either, instead allowing Karol and Marek (as they’re known to their mums) to do their jobs as selectors unhindered. And it’s a job they perform impeccably. One look at the names involved either as artists or remixers – Till Von Sein, Evren Ulusoy, Aki Bergen, Sebastian Davidson, Manuel Tur, Submantra, Greg Stainer, Soul Minority – will tell you that this is a very fair summation of the current state of play in underground deep house circles, albeit with a definite slant towards European rather than US artists.

CD1 draws heavily on K&M’s own Loco label and is the techier of the two, CD1 is a little bit more straight-up housey… but both will rocking your stereo for some time to come, if you know what’s good for you.

Out: This week

About: Seamless have traditionally walked a fine line, turning out a mixture of deep, underground house and more commercial tackle. It seems to me that lately they’ve been concentrating more on the good stuff, but maybe that’s just what they sent me! Tell you what, go have a look at their website and decide for yourself…

Greg Stainer – Nivram

February 27, 2011 in Singles

Greg Stainer NivramSeamless regular Greg returns with this relatively uptempo deep houser that’s got definite hints of that Berlin/eastern Europe jauntiness about it. Its slightly skippy feel and looped n’ chopped (male) vocal also nod towards the more experimental end of UK garage circa 2000 – and yes, there was one.

David Herrero’s remix loses the skippy feel, goes for a slightly more carnival vibe and adds some tootling sax, while Treitl Hammond & Justus go for the deep/tech jugular and add some almost proggy chord stabs. A nice varied package mix-wise then, but neither beats the original for me.
Out: Oh… not until 14 March, now I come to look at the hype sheet again, so why I’d stuck it in the ‘W/c 21 Feb’ folder I don’t know. Still, no harm in being upfront for once!
About: You know Seamless by now, surely? And you know Greg Stainer’s a regular on the label, you know David Herrero’s Spanish, so I’ll just tell you that Hammond & Justus, new names to me, have apparently had stuff out on Neurotic Groove and Ultra. And give you a Seamless link as well.

Pete Moss – Top Of The Trees EP

January 2, 2011 in Singles

Pete Moss Top Of The TreesSeems like a while since Seamless Black Label made an appearance on here, but now here they are again with this three-tracker from Moss, who some of you may recall from previous releases on Dessous, i! Records, Ovum, Glasgow Underground or Large Music.

Top Of The Trees itself is a pleasant, midtempo, slightly proggy deep house chugger. That’s followed by Decoded Soul, a rather more organic and musical number with long, evolving synth washe, floaty, disembodied vocal snips and just the teeniest-tiniest hint of acid, before Wisdom brings the EP to a close with its no-nonsense house beats, steady groove and staccato Detroitian stabs.
All told, a solid EP that’ll do SBL’s burgeoning reputation no harm at all.
Out: This week
About: Find out more about Seamless Black Label at the Seamless website