Cuthead – Everlasting Sunday [UV019]

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Cuthead returns with the long awaited follow-up to his “Brother EP”. His new record “Everlasting Sunday” surely fulfils some dreams as it is packed with no less than nine tracks. Three catchy House tunes on the A-Side and six Hip-Hop-jams on the B-side make for a very extended EP or a mini-album. Right at the beginning we start with the sample-heavy “Maputo Jam”, a tune in classical Cuthead-manner with its irresistible drumming full of stumbling blocks and layers of sweet synth-melodies. “Nautic Walking” is a straighter House track with a guitar line and clapping samples but that bass line quickly reminds you whom you’re listening to. “Minerals” starts off pretty deeply before evolving from a jazzy House affair into an almost orchestral tune with opulent strings. The flipside is an extensive expression of Cuthead’s inexhaustible love for Hip-Hop. There is feel-good material like “Everlasting Sunday” and “Deep Shadows” as well as banging joints like “Calculator Watch” with all the typical Cuthead-trademarks: sick bass work, stammering drumming and imaginative sampling.

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Cuthead – Everlasting Sunday [UV019]

Osunlade – Dionne / What Gets You High? [YSD56D]

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‘Dionne’ is a one of a kind rarity. Osunlade pulls and draws from the lovely days of old, paying homage to house music as it once was, when vocal edits were the vibe and pulse of an emerging sound. With traditional bata drums, filters and just good old fashioned groove on top of groove. The b-side is an ode to the bossa sound with a pulsating heart beat, funky melodies and smooth rhodes topped with a quirky yet fun vocal asking the question “what gets you high?” It’s music here that gets us high.

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Osunlade – Dionne / What Gets You High? [YSD56D]