Music Man Records
Arriving just ahead of Deetron’s superb, full scale long player is this new single featuring Ben Westbeech’s soul drenched vocals. This kind of shimmers with sparkling synthesizer sequences yet has a darker, brooding undercurrent as the arrangement lifts and drops throughout lending it an uncertain edge. But, it’s the combination of hypnotic, electronics and flawless human voice which sounds so both distinctive and unique. Karizma’s Kaytronik Wiv’em remix then proceeds to transform it via moodier, insistent chords and less of the sparkle, but which none-the-less succeeds in giving the vocals all the more impact. The Will Sual & October version drops any sense of melody opting instead for an assault of beats and bass which offset by the soulfulness of the voice works impressively. Leaving the Instrumental of the original mix for you to compare and contrast.
release: October 7
Angel Moraes ft.Chanel
Stay With Me
Good For You Records Black Label
In stark contrast comes this from Angel Moraes who’s infectious Garage flavours are set to add a smile to your face. Having just missed the summer there’s something delightfully reminiscent of good-times here as punchy piano lines bounce over shuffling rhythms and breezy, accessible melodies. Kenny Summit & Abdul Shakir’s Ridiculous Mix conversely adds a heavier tribal feel to the drums and a bit more welcome intensity to the vocal, while Lenny RX & Justin Time’s Deepah Dub supplies a deeper atmosphere offset by skipping hi-hats. Finally W. Jeremy’s Dub Dance Mix gets sassy with the bassline alongside hints of the vocal to end the labels second release.
release: October 21
Breakin Raw EP
This EP from the London trio has been knocking around for a couple of weeks now but just in case it has passed you by then let me highly recommend it. Shake It Off opens with the kind of intensity you can only relish in. It doesn’t do that much apart from loop a killer organ-based groove into distraction, but then this delicious heavy-duty rhythm track proves to be simply irresistible. The almost equally striking Da One continues a similar theme, as Mind Ya Biz feels almost melodic in comparison. While i&i finishes with smokin’ Afro styled beats and bass on this thankfully uncompromising, and very tasty, release.