VA – Smallville Ways: 10 Years [SMALLVILLECD010]

This year, Smallville Records is celebrating a decade in the game with the Smallville Ways compilation.

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VA – Smallville Ways: 10 Years [SMALLVILLECD010]

Scott Grooves – Parts Manager (First Four) [NM008]

New Scott Grooves 12inch on Natural Midi representing the first four parts of the Scott Grooves sound – Basic Part, Synth Part, Jamaican Part, and the Gritty Part. Even though all four tunes differ from each other, they all have Scotts unmistakable groove.

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Scott Grooves – Parts Manager (First Four) [NM008]

BLM – This Bup Is Close [BUSH002]

“The Bush is a homage to the place where I have lived for the last decade (Askew Road). The Askew Road itself is slowly changing so I wanted to document all the places that play a big part in mine and my families lives before they eventually get sold for more flats or Tescos. First up was Peckings Studio 1 record shop, which has been on this stretch of road since the 1960s. Next up is the mighty Sun pub which became a local talking point when they sold the place because a sign sat in the window that announced “This Bup Is Close”.”

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BLM – This Bup Is Close [BUSH002]

Hinode – Interstate Highway EP [D3006]

D3 Elements continues its carefully curated run with a new EP from Berlin based Italians, Hinode. Featuring four cuts of tough deep house. Opener ‘State to State’ is a raw, punchy house track with jazzy chords injecting some real soul into the physical beats. Rasping synths and rainy melodies have a hint of the old school about them and ensure that dance floors will be in raptures. ‘Endless World’ is more spacious, with a drunken acid sounding bassline roaming beneath a nicely mechanical groove. It’s one to make you stomp, and so is b-side opener ‘Shades of Grey’ with its bombastic, kicking drums, twinkling melodies and lazy chords. Despite being a sweat inducing house banger, plenty of warmth and musicality remains. Lastly, ‘Memory Alpha’ hurries along with muddled voices, icy hi hats and a flurry of rubbery kicks and squelchy acid stabs. It’s beautifully authentic house music that takes subtle cues from the best of Chicago and Detroit.

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Hinode – Interstate Highway EP [D3006]