Fancy Winning Yourself 5 Vinyls?
After doing a couple of monthly charts we thought we’d mix things up and try something a little different. Staying true to the ethos of the site, we want to keep you informed with new releases and inspired with a couple of older classics. So, for our new competition we ‘re giving you the chance to win 5 EPs, 3 new releases from Liam Geddes, Mike Gill/ Taymor Zade and Shanti Celeste, as well as 2 older but equally fresh releases from Basement Jaxx and Common. To be in with a chance of winning simply share this on Facebook and like our Facebook page.
Good luck and enjoy these 5 massive sounding releases of old and new!
liam Geddes – “Ive Got Something Here” EP [Music Is Love]
Liam Geddes comes to the foreground for MIL005 with the Milton Keynes-based producer having already impressed with track Keep Coming on the Music Is Love VA release. He layered into his nuanced take on deep house with a stripped-back, stylish melody that oozed mature house sophistication. Following up this EP is a statement of deeper and darker intent from Geddes, taking a more stripped-back approach. Deft vocal touches and heavy-hitting basslines personify the EP as a vigorous house/techno sound evolves over the four tracks. MIL have cemented their reputation as a solid imprint for fresh sounding house and this latest rendition further emphasises their status as reliable purveyors of fresh sounding house.
Mike Gill – “Coppin A feel” EP [Roots For Bloom]
Mike Gill teams up with Taymor Zadeh to bring a collaborative high-rolling EP full of infectious, groove-heavy and resoundingly deep sounding house on Jamie Trench’s continually impressive Roots For Bloom. Lustful Sampha-like vocals form the fore of the opening track, Coppin A Feel, as hypnotising vocals work in tandem with sharp percussion arrangements while The Message takes things a little deeper with a bass that builds against a developing melody and raw vocal snippets. John Dimas’ remix shows the intent of RFB, and the One Records man provides a remix full of groove-heavy bass complete with ticking percussion and penetrating vocal touches to round off another fine release on Jamie Trench’s imprint.
Shanti Celeste – brstl 005 [BRSTL]
Shanti Celeste brings more fire to the rhythmically deep and soulfully inclined BRSTL label. The vinyl only house and techno imprint has a prominent focus on releasing material solely produced by those stemming from, fittingly enough, Bristol. Newcomer to the label – Shanti Celeste – brings serious underground dance floor flair for BRSTLs latest release. Need Your Lovin’ layers an up-lifting house groove with rattling percussion over a vivacious bassline while Result is a little tougher, with insistent kicks and a Kerri Chandler-like rhythm resulting in a deeper techno roller that will no doubt do damage on the dance-floor. This is a label seriously worth keeping an eye out for.
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Basement Jaxx – Fly Life
Fly Life is a throwback to Basement Jaxx’s earlier house days, a track which really took dance-floors by storm when released back in 1997. In the mid 90’s Basement Jaxx held a regular club night called ‘ Basement Jaxx’ where they were joined by artists such as DJ Sneak and Daft Punk, the latter of which unanimously influencing the sounds of Fly Life. Hard-hitting bass and Glamma Kid vocal samples complimented by filtered synths swirling the track around with the repetition of a siren-like sound pulsating along. A 90s classic that still circulates around the likes of Derrick Carter and Luciano DJ sets.
Common Feat. Erykah Badu – All Night Long
Featuring on Common’s third album ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’, ‘All Night Long’ has smooth production by the Roots with a groovy bassline and lounge keys providing jazz overtones. Throw in Erykah Badu’s rich angelic soulful tones and the intelligence of Common’s lyricism and you have a snazzy melting pot of talent on this track. Containing re-sung elements from ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ by Yarbrough & Peoples, this laid back collaboration further reinforces the chemistry between jazz and hip hop.