Review: The latest missive on Teflon Dons' LA-based Worldship Music imprint takes us back to 1994 and the overlooked, U.S Garage-influenced house productions of Greg 'Ski' Royal, a mixing and mastering engineer who can trace his roots right back to the earliest days of the West Coast hip-hop scene. Flipside "Down Fifth Avenue" - an evocative, bass-heavy chunk of bumpin', riff-loaded late night deep house - first appeared on a little-known EP way back in the '90s, but the A-side versions of "Christopher" have never been released before. In its original form, it's a soulful and seductive chunk of vocal garage/house fusion complete with "Show Me Love" style organ riffs. Those intoxicating and alluring motifs naturally come to the fore on the accompanying instrumental mix.
Review: Scott Boutin aka Blue Soul has been with us since the label was in it's infancy. This 3 song 12" properly showcases Bluesoul's otherworldly dub house acid disco sound that is uniquely his own. Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann at Complete.
Review: Amadeo Savio is next up on Vigenere, the label that has thus far presented a whole host of unknown names in the field of minimal techno all bound together by a shared classiness in their production style. Savio's approach is deep and dubby on opening cut "Isolat", one primed for the after hours. "Trance Later" has a slightly more forthright approach, but there's still plenty of mellow delights to be found in the synth department to keep you chilling. "Encor" heads into more typically minimal pastures, while "Kassion" explores broken beat patterns and fragmented samples with scintillating results.
Review: we are pleased to welcome the New Jersey native , Joey Anderson to The Uzuri Recordings roster after his excellent remix for the maestro - Larry Heard back in 2018 . All of Joey's usual trademarks are here- acid swirls , melody , cinematic textures - music by a dancer for dancers .
Review: It's been a while since Zolta Pal last used the Jaffa Surfa alias. In fact, his last outing under the pseudonym dropped three years ago on Houseworx (the US garage-flavoured Pimpin' EP). This three-tracker happily finds him in fine form, delivering a more tech-tinged trio of aquatic deep house cuts. There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the subterranean shuffle and liquid melodies of "Bazz" and heavy percussive bump of "Psy Lance" - all thickset, multi-tracked drums, calming pads and fizzing electronics - to the beatless bliss of "Preacha Bonus", which - unsurprisingly given the title - features a deep south preacher chatting over heady ambient chords.
Review: Sudd WAX is a vinyl only label of Sudd Records Family. Gari Romalis returns with a new approach into Dub Sounds.
Detroit Metro Terminal presents his funky and soul roots into three new amazing tracks.
Review: While glassy-eyed, loved-up and overtly dreamy house with notable early '90s references has become something of a cliche of late, that's no criticism of Patrick Holland AKA Project Pablo, one of a small band of producers who helped kick-start the trend a few years back. As this outing on Spectral Sound shows, he's still miles ahead of his rivals. The EP sees him giddily charge between colourful, emotion-rich deep house retro-futurism (the sci-fi sounds and peak-time hustle of opener "The Solution"), swooning, dubby mid-tempo dreaminess ("Pressure No Impact"), jaunty and melodious loveliness ("Big Room Delusion") and the kind of clonky, metallic fare that recalls all manner of classic underground cuts from 1990 ("Pill").