South Royston – Zapp

December 12, 2015 in Singles

South Royston Zapp Throne Room RecordsOnly the third release here from a new house label based up in Newcastle – Liam Armstrong’s Throne Room Records.

You get three mixes of Zapp to choose from, plus bonus cut Inside Of Me. In its Original form, Zapp is a very solid lil’ deep house chugger that’s got a hefty enough bottom end to sound thoroughly ‘now’, and that comes topped with shouts and FX which are vaguely reminiscent of Gunman, Fly Life etc. Lee Walker supplies a bigger, bouncier remix that ups the BPMs and foregrounds the vocal, which is married here to a different but just as weighty b-line, while Ryan Padley & Johnsson’s Bumping Drums Remix has percussion that harks back to vintage Chi-town, “I said bass!” shouts, whistles, cowbells and a general feeling of energetic dancefloor abandon. Finally, Inside Of Me is a rawer, even more garage-leaning affair with a looping “inside of me” vocal and a defiantly hip-wigglin’ bassline.

The likes of No Artificial Colours, Cristoph, Hot Since 82 and Riva Starr are already supporting this one and with further releases already lined up from Reset Safari, Jerome Price and Architech, the future for Throne Room Records looks bright!

Out: This week

About: You can find out more by hitting up Throne Room Records on Soundcloud and Facebook, or at their own website.

South Royston – Another Night EP

August 30, 2014 in Singles

South Royston Another Night EP Four40 RecordsSome hefty, bass-inflected house bizniss here from Birmingham’s Four40 Records.

On the A, Another Night itself lifts a certain very famous Peech Boys vocal and places it atop stuttering drums, euphoric synths and a BIG, rasping speed garage b-line. Bad Format on the flip operates in similar territory generally speaking, but the warping b-line is more 00s bassline than 90s speed garage, and the overall feel is a bit smoother compared to the peaktime freny of the title track. Oh, and the one-line ‘back it up’ vocal doesn’t come from a Larry Levan record.

Bad Format just nudges it for me but you can see both tracks doing plenty of dancefloor damage over the coming months.

Out: This week

About: Find Four40 Records here, here and here.