Review: Loopdeville's Delooped label graces our shelves with their first release of 2015 and it's one that introduces an unknown quantity in Anima Mundi. It's hard to dwell too long on who Anima Mundi is when the quality of the three productions on Stamps is so attention grabbing! The overriding vibe across all three productions is deep and organic, as Mundi lays down a brand of house that is redolent to old school minimalism yet still feels remarkably fresh and subtly alluring. The title cut is the stand out so that's probably why the record is called Stamps!
Review: After the Loopdeville record kicked the label off with some serious heat, Delooped do it once again with Pepp, bringing some creative flair to spartan house tracks through tricky samples, off-kilter effects and brooding atmospheres. The title track is all seedy tension, from the dirty bassline to the cracked menace of the titular vocal sample, but there's also a plethora of detail flying around the mix at the same time. "Don't Stop" is a more technoid affair that keeps the delirious collage approach up, while "Jus Sameen" takes the same trick and weaves in some psychedelia to soften the edges of the multiple sound sources. "Jammin'" gets into a curious adaptation of the New Jersey house sound that shows the retro pretenders where to pay homage and where to push things forward.
Review: For their third vinyl missive, London-based deep house and techno imprint Delooped - founded by, in their words, "two Bulgarian hotheads" - has decided to push the boat out. Across two action packed slabs of wax, you'll find the string-drenched late night stomp of Alexander Kyosev's humid "Riot", the murky tech-jazz of Anton's Pau's decidedly dark "In Space" and the bold minimal shuffle of Lorenzo Chiabotti and Maki Polne's "Nuusku" (complete with spooky pianos and wonky samples). Best of all, though, is the post-dubstep-meets-deep house groove of Harry McCanna's "Ordeal", whose buried starburst chords perfectly match the producer's aquatic tech-house rhythms.