Life Recorder / Semerka – Track Mood [BH008]

Another strong Bokhari release. Beautiful deep house tracks with a hint to early Chicago and bits of the mid 90’s IDM techno wave from the UK. Side a by Life Recorder and flip side by French producer Semerka (incl Fudge Fingas remix).

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Life Recorder / Semerka – Track Mood [BH008]

Simba – Phase Seq One [HOMETAPING018]

New Home Taping artist Simba produces music that is full of soulful echoes, while still dripping in raw house music vibes. Nothing is too straight in the Simba sound as FX drift around and subtle production touches come at you from all angles. Vinyl hiss is as important as the kick drum and the overall atmosphere has that classic house music quality that can transport you instantly to another place. The Black Madonna was the one who drew attention to the rising talents of this young producer. So fittingly she delivers her own ‘Lost In Chicago’ take on the original, which delights in the track’s edginess and the wonderful release of the main hooks. All of which are given the trademark BM Chicago stamp, or should that be stomp Quality house music for the believers out there.

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Simba – Phase Seq One [HOMETAPING018]

S3A – Bastien EP [HY010]

It may still be early days for S3A but in a short space of time he has managed to carve a niche in the sample-a-delic world of disco and funk fuelled house music, as the vocal sample attests to in the opening track on his latest EP for Hold Youth. There’s certainly no shortage of low-slung goodness to be enjoyed here, From the wistful lilt of “Those Voices” to the rougher tumbling beats of “No More Pretty” S3A has done a bang up job of reappropriating sound sources and working them to his own design, without sounding like yet another knock-off re-edit producer.

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S3A – Bastien EP [HY010]