Review: Buttery bits of 'honey-house' with love on offer once again from the Honey Butter camp, following up a great last one by Swales. This time around, the Amsterdam/Malmo joint venture presents an EP by Frenchman Jehan (About Disco/Star Creature). There's lots to enjoy on this EP - highlights include the slo-mo disco for late night lovers on "Sugar Riderz" or "Pop Corn", and the smokin' hot grooves of the lo slung variety on "Sucre Sale" or "Jambalaya Avenue" - the latter in particular will really lock you in and is well funky!
Review: On their second 12", the Honey Butter crew prove themselves to be experts in the arts of mellifluous house jams, just like their name suggests. Leipzig's M.ono has previously been spotted on Rose Records, Heist and Nite Grooves amongst others, and sounds in fine fettle on this smooth sailing 12" of feel good house jams. "Peanut Butter Lover" has it all - dreamy pads, throbbing bassline, lingering piano. "Bummi" meanwhile aims for a clubbier feel offset by chirpy vibraphone notes, and then "Made In Montana" rounds the EP off with some deft keys and an overall deep atmosphere.
Review: Having previously had the honour of kicking off Honey Butter's debut EP - a compilation style affair unleashed last November - Swales has finally been given an EP of his own on which to showcase his wares. The Manchester producer begins with the high grade orchestral disco-house bounce of "Night Cuisine", where razor-sharp strings and eyes-closed jazz guitar motifs recline over a chunky peak-time rhythm, before reaching for the loved-up chords and saucer-eyed disco strings on the decidedly feel-good flex of "Heat". Side B opens with the lilting, hug-a-stranger emotion of bespoke disco-house treat "Supernatural", while EP closer "Glow" is a loved-up turn on for those who like their peak-time disco grooves to be underpinned by seriously heavy kick-drums and off-the-shelf percussion hits.