Various – Boys At SBB Vol 10

September 6, 2015 in Singles

Boys At SBB Vol 10 Shoes Bags & BoysGermany’s ever-excellent Shoes Bags & Boys present a 10th installment in their Boys At… EP series here, and a very fine addition to the series it is too.

We start off in very deep, dubby house/techno territory, as label bosses Ariane Blank & Albena Flores’ Sisters and Time To Waste get remixed by Juan Lombardo and Mauro Basso, respectively. Blank’s own Brain Out Idea as remixed by Leo Lang is a tropical-rhythm’d deep houser that’d work in the warm-up or for late-night, post-club play equally well, while Mikrohouse.net’s take on Tulia sits more firmly under the deep techno/minimal umbrella, as does Tim Englehart’s take on ChixUnighted’s Blue Rumours. As the EP draws to a close, we then veer into throbbing, prog-tinged pastures with Rishi K’s rub of ChixUnighted’s Peaceful World and Abu Bayar’s remix of En Da Lu by Stiva Carlberg, before ending on a smoother note with the Ben Ankes Remix of Like Me, again by Ms Carlberg.

Extremely classy stuff all round… then again from SBB we expect no less! It would appear to be the label’s 50th release as well, so congratulations to them on reaching that landmark, and here’s to much more to come…

Out: This week

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Stiva Carlberg – En De La

July 28, 2015 in Singles

Stiva Carlberg En De La Shoes Bags & BoysIt’s been a long, busy day but just time for a couple of quick reviews before TIWWD turns into a pumpkin, starting with this latest two-tracker from Albena Flores and Ariane Blank’s Shoes Bags & Boys imprint.

En De La itself is a midpaced instrumental deep houser with proggy leanings, its rolling beats and throbbing bassline underpinning shimmering synths. Flip it over and you’ll find Like Me, which operates in more straight-up deep house territory, albeit with strong dub influences as well, and which has just the tiniest female vocal fragments.

Not much more to say, really, but these are two fine melodic cuts that’ll work well in the warm-up or for home listening.

Out: This week

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