Basic Soul Unit – Unbound [DOLLY034]

Basic Soul Unit has become one of Dolly’s regulars over the years. He is wel known for his perfect blend of stepping Chicago house, Detroit techno and UK broken beat. Every release is guaranteed party material with a deep elegant twist that makes his music stand out like no other. Beautiful basslines, breaks and bleeps make this new Unbound EP a super powerful three tracker for serious dance floor workouts!

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Basic Soul Unit – Unbound [DOLLY034]

Basic Soul Unit – Wallow [DOLLY027]

Basic Soul Unit returns with another deadly EP on Dolly, further investigating the thin dividing line between techno and broken beats. A-side “Wallow” is a menacing big room stormer with a delicate pad breakdown, with Voiski providing an alternate more driving techno version of it with a splendid melodic twist midway through the track. “Radiate” and “Joyride” on the B both have BSU’s signature rhythmic ideas and fresh energy with “Radiate” even going full-on Broken Rave! “Joyride” is that upbeat funky techno nugget that’s going to sit in your DJ bag forever.

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Basic Soul Unit – Wallow [DOLLY027]

Basic Soul Unit – Under The Same Sky [DKMNTL028]

Stuart Li, better known as Basic Soul Unit,  brings his rugged house to the Dekmantel imprint for the very first time, serving up this finely crafted follow-up to his 2012 debut album. Delivering ten Detroit and Chicago-inspired house tracks of the finest calibre, Li’s offset and grubby bruk drums are a constant nod to the dance floor, while his melodies lean towards an unparalleled industrial edged emotion. From the LFO-like synth-line and crunchy jack of ‘Fate In Hand’, to the Levon Vincent-esque techno shuffle ‘n mutter of ‘Landlocked’ and the Morphosis-gone-wild style of ‘Unwavered’, on the to the dark subbass welt of ‘The Rift Between’ and the relentless floor destroyer ‘Temptress’: ‘Under The Same Sky’ sets the bar fly high for raw yet extremely original house music.

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Basic Soul Unit – Under The Same Sky [DKMNTL028]

Basic Soul Unit – Motional Response [STILLMCD008]

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Through the years, Basic Soul Unit has established a solid following for his quality melodic techno. “Motional Response” is a work of art. A finely crafted suite of ten tracks where elaborate techno rhythms battle with intricate synth harmonies to create a genre defining full length. Throughout this album, 303s, 909s and 808s are a constant nod to Basic Soul Unit’s Detroit and Chicago influences without ever compromising his melodic vision in techno and house. The album is  including “Breath” , Basic Soul Unit’s first track with a vocalist along with a remix from label owner Jerome Derradji (with Gerald Mitchel – on strings).

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Basic Soul Unit – Motional Response [STILLMCD008]

Basic Soul Unit / Eddie Niguel – The First Shift EP [MNS001]

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The Midnight Shift label debuts with a daring pairing of the emerging and established in this efflorescence EP. The first EP features Singaporean Eddie Niguel with Torontonian Basic Soul Unit aka Stuart Li. Together, they present a crisp and compelling release statement that pushes a new trajectory in the house and techno genres.

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Basic Soul Unit / Eddie Niguel – The First Shift EP [MNS001]

Basic Soul Unit – Swept Up / Mindstorm [NONPLUS020]

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Basic Soul Unit gets rugged and nasty for Boddika’s Nonplus+ stable. The offset and grubby bruk drums of ‘Swept Up’ could easily be mistaken for an A Made Up Sound production, but there’s a warmer Detroit spirit at play which signifies the best of the Basic Soul Unit’s work and marks this up there with his finest. On the other side, ‘Mindstorm’ brews tense strings, escalating chords and roiling acid on a swung 4/4 flex, proper dangerous styles.

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Basic Soul Unit – Swept Up / Mindstorm [NONPLUS020]

Basic Soul Unit – Deep Diving EP [NK029]

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Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit with 4 new cuts of submerged bass excursions for Nouveau Kanada. All tracks sound distinctly raw and heavy, but with modern nods to UK bass and spatial elektro. Stuart’s deep appreciation of dusty house grooves shines through on all tracks – but his treatment of the lead cut Deep Diving pays homage to those dope Dance Mania B-sides of yore.

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Basic Soul Unit – Deep Diving EP [NK029]