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Marvellous cut 'n' paste and off kilter dance crew Leatherette have started their own label in order to release music by themselves and music they like. The first release is a series of rare tracks from Leatherette themselves all freshly remastered for that crisp box fresh sound. Contains the stellar J Dilla inspired 'Maybe' and seven other tracks you probably don't already have. 


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EP3 by Letherette
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7/10 Clinton Staff review, 16 February 2017
I've been listening to a lot of Leatherette recently…some days almost exclusively and they would threaten to be one of the finest exponents of laid back electronica that Wolverhampton has ever produced if it weren’t for the fact that they are so damn inconsistent. Both their full length studio albums contain half great material that would surely fire them ahead of such popular sorts as Bonobo if they could just do it all the time.    You could probably forgive this 8 track album of offcuts and rare tracks of inconsistency but when this one is great it’s really great. So good I want to squeeze it like a sponge. Opener ‘Langsette‘ is a delicious span of warm summery sounds with the sort of horizontal inflection that Brainfeeder artists might have if you laid them in a Hammock. The remainder of side 1 consists on a mixture of rumbling bass music, warm but inconsequential rhodes piano hop and a so so Onra styled thing however you have to flip it.   JUST DO IT!    Thank you.   ‘Maybe’ is probably the best thing they’ve ever done. There I’ve said it. It’s a magnificently more-ish slice of Dilla/Madlib style cut ups with I think a snippet of Diana Ross vocal. How this didn’t appear on one of their full length releases I don’t know. Maybe Ms Ross’s people had ‘words’. I could literally listen to this track every day for the rest of my life. Closer ‘Ruffamuss ‘ is also rather brilliant  - like Dilla’s ‘Bye’ it has that perfect dross of pure emotion and ear confusing cut ups. Yet the other two tracks are just 'ok'.    Leatherette remain an enigma to me but like all their records this contains enough take-home moments to be worthwhile.  

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