VA – Indelible Expressions EP: Part 1/2 [APPIAN007]

Appian Sounds is fast becoming a reliable source of extra-special deep house. This latest split EP, featuring tracks from a trio of rising talents, is another must-have release. Newcomer Jock Burton impresses with “Dolmen”, a chunk of loose and spacey deep house, that comes with a Slowburn’s remix, which adds a bleep style sub bassline and tools up the percussion. RDMA’s “Syeeda” is ultra-deep and heavily electronic – the kind of track you want to both dance to and immense yourself in while horizontal – while Route 8’s “Hemitropy” is a pleasingly dusty trip into yearning, half-remembered deep house

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VA – Indelible Expressions EP: Part 1/2 [APPIAN007]

VA – Network EP [ANDERTRAXX002]

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Ander-Traxx is back with more supremely crafted tracks from label head Alex-Ander. This E.P definitely has a strong low-end swing to it, and there’s a subtle rawness gathering in the heart of all the productions here. This is probably best exemplified in the tough soul of Borrowed Identity’s “Reflection”: reminiscent of some of the less aggressive U.R cuts of the past. In fact, all the original tracks presented here have that elusive touch, one that is actually rather hard to convey in writing. “Broken Tape” by Alex-Ander is a leisure-pace stomper worthy of the Fit catalogue, that gives us one of the most syrupy basslines we’ve heard around these parts in a while Slowburn’s “Dermopad” brings abstract elements to a righteous groove: well-implemented Chicago/Detroit influences, unafraid to introduce new sound palettes to a heavily aped style. For remix duties, main man Meschi returns after his appearance on Ander-Traxx 001, putting his solid sound signature on “Broken Tape”, showing us once again his deft talent for structure and ability to tickle the ivories.

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VA – Network EP [ANDERTRAXX002]

VA – From Chicago Turin Amsterdam & Dublin With Love [UZURI012]

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The new Uzuri presents a VA with 4 traks from Ksoul & Muteoscillator, Chicago Skyway, Juju & Jordash and Slowburn, bringing to us the sound of house from Turin, Chicago, Amsterdam and Dublin.

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VA – From Chicago Turin Amsterdam & Dublin With Love [UZURI012]