Sunday, 26 February 2012

Kenny Summit - Not Just Talk sampler

Kenny Summit has been DJing in NYC for nearly 20 years, and is no stranger to the studio either… yet it's only now, in 2012, that he prepares to release his debut full-length. And here are the first five tracks from it.

Kenny's pedigree and experience show, in that these tracks slot into a 'classic house' continuum nicely; at the same time he's not stuck in the past either, with the influence of more contemporary deep/tech sounds also writ large. Hence, by mixing the old and the new, the tracks here could find favour with a range of jocks. The Cut chops up the Flawless vocal to devastating effect; Sax Breath marries tuff, rolling beats with surprisingly little of the eponymous woodwind instrument but instead a nagging, repetitive synth hook; What We Must Become has a dreamy, almost proggy Balearic feel; Mayhem goes back to those driving tech-house beats but adds a seriously phat n' funky bassline; and finally Nickel-Plated brings the proper old-skool flavas with its Chi-town b-line and Loleatta sample, perversely making for something that should go down a storm in the current climate.

If the rest of the album's as good as the tracks here, it's gonna be a must-have.

Out: This week

About: This comes to you courtesy of a label who are no strangers to this blog, Mile End Records. Here's their website and Facebook.

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