Gibs – Salt & Pepper – Phonogramme

Exported from the home of Parisian record shop Syncrophone the artist Gibs has created beautiful music that is both life-assuring and emotionally charged. Opening the release with the percussion fuelled Find An Oasis, which suitably comes drenched in atmospheric strings creating the sort of atmosphere you would want to get lost in. Beyond that the bass is taught as it delivers a definite dancefloor punch alongside the remaining drums and imaginative use of sounds which highlight the edges. Jakarta, feels deeper, more probing in nature as it explores darker territory. Leaving the rich, jazzy vibes of Der Germain to complete another great release of sound from Phonogramme.

Release: October 15


Chasindub – Still Here EP – Phonogramme

Existing in the twilight of his imagination these four new tracks care of Dan Gheorge pitch you all sorts of possibilities combining a jazzy sense of playfulness together with more intense moods and atmosphere’s. The title tracks’ swirling ambience leans heavily on that notion with funky bass notation riding the evolving, expanding keys which colour the stereo tellingly. Yellowstrate, continues in a similar vein, though this time with crisp snares punctuating those classic synthesizers, while She Is attacks the senses with a tougher more robust groove and shuffling drums. The final track, Monza returns to more atmospheric climbs with spikey Acid styled bass tweaking the intensity levels against punky percussion raising the emotional levels in all sorts of meaningful ways.

Release: February 27


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Friends Chip EP ft Chez Damier & Le Loup

Popcorn Records co-founders Siler & Dima return to the fray with this hot-wired explosion of cool, smoky Jazz-Funk. And how could you not love this. Its got sassy percussion which informs the atmospheric background chat, snappy snares plus growling bass accompanied by an emotionally charged array of electric chords on The Hunters ft Chez Damier. The inescapably groovy Memoory follows in a similar formula, while the concluding Willie Hutch ft Le Loup drops the tempo down to a moody shuffle amid cool blasts of Trumpet. Great.

Release: November 25