Review: Following on from the equally essential "The End Of" 12" released just recently on For Those That Knoe, Jaime Read is back in the spotlight with more cuts from his 1997 album "The End Of The Beginning". It makes sense then that this 12" is called "The Beginning", but the music is far from amateur material. This is elevated, evolved and exquisite deep house and techno that shows the depth and breadth the genres can reach when the machines are pushed into wild new territory. Just listen to the alien signals embedded in "Itty Bitty Pieces," a stunning electro workout that sounds unlike anything else. For any self-respecting fan of vintage UK house and techno, this release is unmissable.
Review: Finnish DJ crew Rollomatik break out on the Boogie Boutique imprint with a two track release that aims to represent the Arctic Circle fully in the nu funk/breakbeat scene. Formed of Hesh & Eaves, Rollomatik aim to rock the party and that much is evident on this cheeky 12" with "We Love To Party" deftly blending Will Smith with Chic amidst a melange of other recognisable samples. A similar approach runs through flipside jam "The Greatest" as Rollomatik lay down the vocal from an oft used Q-Tip solo joint over a heavily filtered take on Sister Sledge's most ubiquitous track.
Review: LC12 member and Pitch Down affiliate Rumore steps up to Hot Haus with a serious six track of bumping, unabashed timeless house bliss. Check the spread as we ride and glide from the grainy soul flutters of "Gotta Have It" to the dry slap jacks of "Datatapes" via the dreamy broken drum skips of "Deluna". And that's just the A-side. Flip for Detroitian hypnosis on "Ipnotica", sci-fi slap bass on "050315 A" before ending on a hop-skipping planet-jumping break vibe "Trax 11". All corners covered.