Chicago house compilation on L.A. Club Resource; Delroy Edwards’ label. Featured artists include Wrecking Project, Blacktail and Innstyter as well an exclusive beat groove by Gene Hunt. Expect trashy, fuzzed out, grainy and distorted drum machines pushing their shuffles and grooves to the absolute max.
7/10 PoppaBurt Customer review, 15th April 2016
LA Club Resource was an unknown quantity to me when I bought this record, but it lives up to the name, without doubt. A value-for-money four-tracker with some variety in terms of each artist's approach to the DJ tool.
The Gene Hunt track sets a promising tone - a gritty drum workout with a scream sample getting its pitch modulated up and down in a nice lo-fi manner that recalls some of the catchiest early rave tracks. I get the impression that the current trend is for more "sophisticated" styles of electronic music, but the thing about this is...it sounds like he's *having fun*, which is surely the point.
Track two, from the Wrecking Project, is also very much aimed at the dancefloor and DJ. The beats skip, drop and glitch about as snares and hi-hats are force-fed through a flanger. Overall it's a bit like playing a Plastikman CD with a huge scratch on it (which is not necessarily a criticism).
On the B side, Blacktail offer some grooving analogue house with all the snares and cymbals in the right places. It's definitely one to play if you want to bring the disco-dancers to the front of the room - I would file it alongside Jay Daniel and other old-school acid house revivalist producers of recent times.
And finally, Innsyter provides the more contemporary techno style. Very much in keeping with what I've heard of fellow LA-native Developer - as well as probably being a good fit with the current Berlin scene - it spews forth a tight, bass-heavy beat drenched in reverb that evolves into a muted acid bassline and finally ends up sounding something like Basic Channel's Q1.1 being played through the neighbour's wall.
Overall I'd rate it a solid collection of club techno and a good first impression from LACR records.
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