Review: With their own unique pool of hitherto unfamiliar artists to draw upon, Project London have been doing a fine job a crafting an identity in the murky underbelly of minimal house music. On the label's fifth release they turn to a host of different artists to throw down the goods, including the moody low-end throb of Alsi's "Marea Captura" and the nervous shuffle of Ztrl's "Shining". There are some lighter moods to be found on Anestie Gomez's "Sketchagram", which shimmers with the kind of playful micro sampling that made Telegraph an essential label in the mid 00s, proving this is stripped down music with imagination and flair.
Review: For their second release, Clafooti Records give us with a multi-flavoured recipe. A-side, in a more Chicago-ish vein, sees ARK and WHITE PAPOO on the remix driving seat, both delivering bass-heavy blip house that any Derrick Carter fan will enjoy to the max. B-side take us much deeper inside the techno hole, as ZEF get it right for the huge warehouse sound systems. Techno to move ya ass to!
Review: Baby Ford and Zip continue a fruitful partnership with some uber cool, super deep minimal techno on Pal SL records. "Clean Hands" sees a hushed and soulful vocal wafting over atmospheric synth scratches, ultra low end bass and deft high end clicks and shuffles. "For How Long" is even more reduced, letting the space between the sparse sounds say as much as the sounds themselves. Truly unique sounds from this talented pair.
Review: Baby Ford and Zip locked themselves in the studio after January's "Get Perlonized" party in Berlin. The result is this 12" with two very special tracks. The a-side, entitled "The Riverbed" doesn't lack those subtle, humorous details that we already know from productions of this duo. The b-side offers a new, extended version of last years contribution for the "Superlongevity4" compilation entitled "Morning Sir".
Review: Baby Ford and Zip need little introduction and debut on Trelik as "BFZ" featuring co-conspiritor Thomas Melchior. The trio originally appeared on the 1999 "Perlondon" 12" for Perlon with Ford and Zip re-uniting for the "Glidin' Along The Riverbed" release then 2010's "Clean Hands" on PAL SL. Thomas Melchior recently appearing on [a:rpia:r] and his own Aspect Music kicks off the 12" with a floor friendly up-beat 9 minute "Melchior Productions LTD" edit remix of "Uff". An "Uffapella" closes the A-side featuring abstract sound design and textured vocals. Side-B's "So They Say" creates a feeling of space and unhurried rhythmatics whilst the title track "Uff" combines deep instrumentals, chord and haunting vox with subtle bass and modulating kick. Recorded in London and Berlin. Mastered at D & M.