Various – Black Key EP Vol 3

September 27, 2015 in Singles

Black Key EP Vol 3 Black Key RecordsOkay, last one for tonight and we end with a fine four-track V/A offering from Brighton’s Black Key Records.

Our old friend Dudley Strangeways is first up to the plate with Talk Back, a dubby, tech-tinged deep houser that’s tailor-made for the small-hours, eyes-down jackin’ zone. Girl Next Door from Iron Curtis & Leaves pres SMPL follows, a slice of deep, stripped-back, funk-fuelled tech-house that gets more trippy and wonkified as it goes on. Laak then gives us Longest Time, thankfully not a Billy Joel cover but instead a meandering, cinematic cut with piercing but muted synths and a vaguely disconcerting air overall, and then finally there’s Stroker from Terrence Pearce, which marries raw, scratchy drums with gently tinkling jazz ivories… if DJ Shadow ever made a record for DeepWit it might sound a little bit like this!

Interesting stuff all round, but to these ears Talk Back and Girl Next Door stand out.

Out: This week

About: You can find Black Key Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.