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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Barac-Verniana EP (PTX011)



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Tracks:
A1 Superlate Check In
B1 Verniana
B2 Minem Monem

Genre: Minimal/Techno
Release Year: 2015
Label: Pressure Traxx
Country: Germany
More: 12'' EP, 180 Gram Vinyl, 33rpm
"Barac Nicolae" hails from Bucharest in Romania and makes utterly effective minimal tech-house for the dancefloor. His latest EP comes courtesy of "Pressure Traxx" and I can safely say that these are certified head nodders, the lot of them! "Superlate Check In" is stomping, headstrong and full of hypnotic charisma on the A-side. "Vermiana" on the flip is more stepping, broken in its structure and boasting an eerie collection of sounds, while "Minem Monem" contains a well-placed break in its beat. Not a minimal / techno fan, but this EP is the best of its kind that I've heard so far during 2015.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Steve Murphy & Dj Octopus-S3000 Report (LVNO02)



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Tracks:
A1 Untitled 001 (Feat Madi Grein)
B1 Untitled 002 
B2 Untitled 003

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2015
Label: Love Notes
Country: UK
More: 12'' EP, 180 Gram Vinyl, 33rpm
The second "Love Notes" release from Brooklyn is with us and this time it's the all-hardware stylings of "DJ Octopus" and "Steve Murphy" of "Chiwax" fame. All tracks show serious depth, though "Untitled 002" is the stand out for its dancibility and force. Distributed by Juno.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Nebraska-Rye Lane Rhythms EP (DOG043)



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Tracks:
A1 Aw-rite (Mute Version)
A2 Warp And Weft
B1 Eighty-Eights

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2015
Label: Delusions Of Grandeur
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
It's been a while since we last saw a new Nebraska 12" so kudos to "Delusions of Grandeur" for coaxing some new cuts out of "Alistair Gibbs" for this fine "Rye Lane Rhythms EP". From the moment "Aw-rite (Mute version)" slips into action it's like "Nebraska" has never been away, that attention to percussive and rhythmic detail still dead eyed and the musicality tight as ever. "Warp And Weft" veers off into fuzzy, minimalist beatdown territory. However, the biggest moment here is "Eighty-Eights" on the flip, which is the sort of loop heavy house cut that you can tease dancefloors with. Massive piano pads!

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Nebraska-Four For Four EP (RHN4)



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Tracks:
A1 This Is The Way
A2 Bar Story
B1 Ras El Hanout
B2 Arrondissement

Genre: House
Release Year: 2010
Label: Rush Hour Recordings
Country: Netherlands
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
With Nebraska summer lasts longer. "Alistair Gibbs" delivers four good spirited and uplifting house tracks. "This Is The Way" is an infectious, building disco groove which climaxes midway through. Party time! The other three tracks are also fun loving, playful disco cut ups in true "Nebraska" style that put a smile to any crowd. Addictive stuff. Nebraka's sound is something we can't get enough of! A repress of it came out these days, so it was a good chance to post here!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Michael The Lion-Edits (RNT010)



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Tracks:
A1 Any Time
A2 The Don
B1 Get More
B2 909s And Herb (Feat Sammy Bananas)

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2015
Label: Razor-N-Tape
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, White Label, 33rpm
Known recently for his work on "Soul Clap" records, Michael flexes his mad edit skills on this one, flipping some funk on the A-side with "Any Time" and serving up classic Italo cheek with "The Don", finding the perfect balance between complete cheese and sultry, steamy eurodisco brilliance, reshaping 1984's classic mover "Don Quichotte".
The B-side erupts with a killer edit of Lorraine Johnson's version of "The More I Get, The More I Want", a "Prelude" holy grail! Wisely, "Michael The Lion" doesn't tinker too much with the winning formula, providing some subtle tweaks to the arrangement and giving the bass a handy boost for modern club demolition. "909s and Herb" takes us home in smooth fashion as Michael gets collaborative with "Sammy Bananas" of "Fool's Gold Records" fame, to offer a fresh take on the well-worn sample of "Rise" by "Herp Albert". 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Magic In Threes-Beatin Tha Breaks (RNT009)



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Tracks:
A1 Beatin' Tha Breaks (Fouk Remix)
B1 Beatin' Tha Breaks (Freddie Joachim Remix)
B2 Beatin' Tha Breaks (Original Mix)

Genre: Funk/Soul/Disco
Release Year: 2015
Label: Razor-N-Tape
Country: UK
More: 10'' Colored Vinyl, Special Record Store Day 2015 Release, 45rpm
Brooklyn label "Razor-N-Tape" get in on the Record Store Day action with this 10" edition of "Beatin' Tha Breaks" from Nashville-based "Magic In Threes". It's the remixes that come first, with Dutch artist "Fouk" going into similar house territory to "Kenny Dope" with plenty of live instrumental touches blessing the bristling percussion. It's a totally different vibe on the "Freddie Joachim" remix, with the Californian opting for some midtempo funk breaks that stay closer to the sound of Magic In Threes' original version . This closes out the RSD release on the B-side and is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Junktion-The Great Unknown EP (SBR-BO-08)



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Tracks:
A1 The Great Unknown 
B1 Solitude
B2 Watching You Sleep

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2015
Label: Sleazy Beats Black Ops
Country: Netherlands
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, Limited Copies, 45rpm (A'Side), 33rpm (B'Side)
Sleazy Beats' offshoot, "Sleazy Beats Black Ops" continues to push forward their head-nodding, toe-tapping sound via an EP from "Outplay" label owner "Hans Peeman" aka "Junktion". It's a big of a killer, too, with the Dutch producer delivering a trio of tasty cuts built around hand-picked disco samples, rolling grooves, and just the right amount of warm, soul-flecked deep house elements. My pick is probably "The Great Unknown" - it boasts the strongest, richest disco loops of the three, and some killer chords - though the breezy "Watching You Sleep" and the hypnotic "Solitude" are not far behind. One of the hottest titles of the series together with "Part Of Me EP" by "Luvless" and "Business Hours EP" by "Saine". So lucky to grab a copy of this, just in the nick of time!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kresy-Records EP (ROOM02)



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Tracks:
A1 Records Bailo
A2 First Seaside Fling
B1 Do You Enjoy
B2 Yellow Boat

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2015
Label: Room Service
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
The second offering from Brooklyn-based "Let's Play House" offshoot, "Room Service", is, like the first one, a four-track solo EP by one of the most exciting house music talent's around. "Records EP" features four originals by Spanish producer "Kresy", who's already released a few 12"s on the esteemed "Hivern Discs" as well as "Retrofit", "Freerange" and his own "Discomaths". The songs included here vacillate between hands-in-the-air feel good disco and jittery, shuffling house, though they're all unified by an inherent grooviness and bright tonality.

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