Review: Belgian producer and owner of Entrepot Records, UC Beatz, is the next artist to appear on the San Jose label, Roundabout Sounds.
Coming out on vinyl only, the La Nuit EP features some sublime house, including my favourite track on the ep, Alta Paper, and a remix of the title track by Jeremiah of Grow! Records out of Vienna.
Roundabout Sounds which is now up to release number 14 with this ep, is the label run by Joe 'Babylon' Marougi, co-founder of Plug Research. The label released a great various artists triple vinyl package, Connecting The Compass, that featured such house luminaries Marcellus Pittman, Norm Talley and Theo Parrish, among others.
Review: Belgian producer UC Beatz has lived many lives in music, from hip-hop producer to TV jingle mastermind, but he's left a sizable imprint with his self-steered Entrepot Records label. Now though, he's been picked up by Razor-N-Tape for a classy trip through hardware house music. From the cool-strutting, Tevo Howard nodding "Blue Ciel" to the Alton Miller-esque "Broken Idyll", this is deep house done properly. Also check the Cody Currie remix of "Blue Ciel", which gets things a little more bumping while keeping the soul turned up high.
Review: Belgian producer UC Beatz lands on Masterworks with two impeccable deep house cuts that nod to the sterling reputation he enjoys within the scene. "Mojoy" is a simmering jam with that raw 'in the room' flavour you'd expect from Moodymann, a sweet vocal sample and a rhythm section that teases as much as it moves. When the chords drop, it's sure to sway the crowd without losing the intimacy set up in the track's earlier moments. "Exotic Fruitz" has a similar production style, and that background bar chatter is back again to fill the space with a cosy atmosphere, but here the keys are more forthright and vibing in the direction of sunnier climes.