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Leon Vynehall unveils a rich and varied collection of house cuts. On Rojus (Designed to Dance) the producer’s lush, spacious deep house is in full effect. Vynehall uses jazzy samples and soulful vocals to create a unique, organic dance music, and this double EP contains two 12” of the good stuff.
Norwegian disco-funk master Todd Terje’s classic Ragysh getting a much-deserved repressing on Running Back. One of the man’s first EPs, but still fresh with hypnotizing beats and mesmerizing synths, straight from 2011. I can’t believe it’s been seven years already. Better hop into the old little time-machine and listen to this vintage Terje.
Once you get past the title, Pink Eye - the third LP from Maurice Fulton’s Syclops project - is a nice wedge of leftfield club fare. Alongside a band including Mim Suleiman, Fulton has produced eleven tunes that range from relatively straightforward bongo-techno workouts (‘Spin Cycle’) to a weird sort of acid-disco-funk hybrid (‘The Skipper’, ‘Caryll J The Superhero’). We suggest you … keep an eye on it (har de har). Out via Running Back.
- Vinyl Double LP (RBBTLP1)
On Forevermore/No Requests UK producer Paul Woolford unveils a jagged piece of throwback house and then invites his own jungle-inspired alias Special Request for the remix. This vinyl 12” show the sense of humour and deep knowledge of club and soundsystem culture that Woolford has built his reputation on.
Tornado Wallace has reportedly spent four years working on this debut album, and it shows: clearly the melodies, rhythms and textures of Lonely Planet have been well thought-through. The record is a sort of synth-exotica trip through imagined places and outer-spaces, seasoned with rubbery funky flavours. Released by the Running Back label.
If there’s one thing you can’t afford to run out of, it’s banging techno tracks. That’s why we’re always ready to keep you pumped up on heavy bass and kick. Cosmin TRG’s newest release will show you all the angles of the dancefloor as you bounce along, in search of the best view. It’s Panoramic.
The creative mind behind Telephones is keen that Vibe Telemetry be seen as a fully ‘proper’ album, as opposed to the ‘bunch of floor-fillers’ approach some electronic artists take. So there is a proper development here, with some tracks avoiding beats for sheer atmosphere. Also, big respect is due for the fact that the 2x12” edition has sides ‘V I B E’ rather than ‘A B C D’. Little details like that show you how serious Telephones is about the vibes.
- Vinyl Double 12" (RBLP08)