The Baiyun Mountain EP is John Heckle’s debut appearance on MOS Recordings. Brit Heckle has more than established himself as a lone sonic explorer thanks to LPs and EPs on labels like Chicago’s Mathematics and Holland’s Creme Organization. Across three more tracks here, he lays out his dense and textured vision of house music once more. Opener ‘Cactus Jack’ is a writhing thing with coarse snares, wild acid gurgles and plenty of paranoid synth lines. ‘Birds With Vertigo’ is another gauzy affair where every bit of sound is filled with fuzz, analogue rawness or splintered percussion. It’s intense and intriguing at the same time before final and title track ‘Baiyun Mountain’ goes a little deeper, with springy metallic synths, ticking percussion and a supple bassline all wrapping around each other into a controlled cacophony of sound.
“The Ghetto Slang” is the Land Of Dance Records’ first EP. Produced by Jann, French guy from Bordeaux, first release in his career. He tried to transcribe what Chicago and acid house mean for him. He’s used analog drum machines, effects and synthesizers like Miami, Juno 106 and Xoxbox. Collaborating with another french producer called Theorama, he decided to produce a powerful acid techno track, perfect for the dancefloor, that track, named “Die Tomorrow”, was chosen by Ricardo Miranda to be remixed. The Chicago house veteran realized his remix adding a touch of class and deep feelings to the song, a real pearl of the EP.
Arttu is back with two tight tracks in his trademark raw jacking house sound. Chicago rooted house music drenched in a heavy dose of interstellar boogie. A-side is the shuffling bassline driven UFO-funkin’ that goes all crazy. AA side is Arttu featuring Detroit’s Jerry The Cat. Both tracks comes in vocal and instrumental version. Instrumentals take things back to the bare essential and are total basement workouts.
The acid Arabic wind has not finished blowing. After the warm welcome of our Collections EP01, Versatile proudly present four new tracks for eclectic and demanding dance rooms. Once again, Guido & Herv from Acid Arab deliver one track and have asked producers from all over the world to contribute to the project. This time by Legowelt, Dj Gregory (Headcore) Professor Genius, Dj Gilb’r, Acid Arab & Shadi Khries.