Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Some more recent goodies (round-up, part 2)

Tom Lown – Cozy Corner EP
The ever-reliable 3am deliver a quality four-tracker of deep, techy house that should probably get a bigger review but time prevents! Two mixes apiece of Oh Oh and A Cozy Corner Of Your Heart, and I'm plumping for the Orig of the former or the Mark Jones Remix of the latter (nothing to do with the Wall of Sound geezer, incidentally… this Mark Jones is a young lad from Dublin). Good stuff all round.
Label: 3am Recordings

Aldo Cadiz – Tengo
The latest from Ireland's Elevation Recordings goes down a raw, Afro-y route, with two mixes of Tengo plus Loko Block and Negrito Ven. The Moroccan souk vibes of the latter work best for me.
Label: Elevation

Lusty Zanzibar – The Feeling EP
Although branded 'nu-disco', this ventures a little too far into dodgy 80s synth-pop territory for my liking, particularly in the vocal. But you could see the Fear Of Theydon Remix working well in sundown-type sets.
Label: Nang

Various – Factomania All-Stars Vol 2 Ibiza
Don't let the Ibiza reference in the title put you off – there's some fine-quality house music, covering a range of styles, to be found on this latest five-track sampler from Mr Lopez's Factomania imprint. Alex Gomes & Bias's I Feel, in particular, is a sheer deep vocal delight.
Label: Factomania

Various – Southpark Sampler Vol 1
Another multi-artist sampler EP, this time from Swedish house imprint Southpark. Valero's World Famous is the standout for me on a six-tracker that also features the talents of Danny Logan, Kenny Brian, Kenny Ground, Mirco Caruso and Radu F & Mikael
Label: Southpark Records

Warren Paul – Nice & Tight EP
Finally for this round-up, we up the tempo a little with some skippy, stuttery UK garage beats courtesy of Warren Paul. Love The Way is the one for the lovers of old skool, Tuff Jam-type vibes while It's Love, with its chipmunk vocal and big fat b-line, takes me back to the early days of 'bassline house', before the house part fell off and it all went a bit urban and shit. Excellent work, Mr Paul!
Label: LU10

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