Erm, in what way is this an EP, please? There’s 13 tracks by 13 different artists. That makes it an album, surely? But anyway, Jubilee EP is what it says on the cover…
Like I said, then, 13 tracks from 13 different artists, most of whom (except Dragosh, Luca Bear and Andrew Grant) are new names to me and probably will be to all but the most ardent Lawler/VIVa devotee. The kind of track-y, percussive, borderline-tribal dark room house we’ve come to expect predominates, but to be fair, across the 13 cuts there’s actually quite a pleasing amount of variety, with the disco inflections of Luca Bear’s Deon catching my ear in particular.
Thanks to that variety, and the sheer quantity of new or rising talent on display, this is worth checking by househeads of most persuasions.
About: This is called (the) Jubilee EP cos it’s the 50th release from Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC label, so happy birthday to them. With VIVa events taking place across the globe as well as what’s clearly proving to be a successful label, a big hats off to Mr Lawler for helping new talent break through as well! More info here