BSN Posse, who have appeared previously on the Slime imprint, land on their feet for Hot N Heavy with a blistering two-tracker, reminding us not to take the winter so seriously. "Rum & Coconut" merges 4/4 kicks with majestic, warm chords and gentle female vocals riding in the background. "You Know The Way" speeds up the tempo but retains the cloudiness and mystique of the previous track, giving us an uplifting, quasi-garage anthem for the coming months. Blissful.
Spanish bass heads BSN Posse have enjoyed a productive 2014, dropping well-received EPs on Hot N Heavy and Car Crash Set, amongst others. Here, they pop up on new imprint Daily Operation with two more jackin' club cuts. "Too Long" kicks things off, with pretty vocal samples, flamenco guitar snippets and swirling chords adding a melodious sheen to the duo's punchy, handclap-heavy footwork rhythm. "Let Me Go" starts in similarly deep and dreamy fashion, before springing into life two minutes in. From this point onward things get a little sweatier, with rave era vocal stabs and spiraling melodies riding a surging juke beat.
Sweet murderation! Sizzling Spaniards BSN Posse unleash five firing originals on the spotless Modern Ruin and suddenly things in the world don't seem quite so scary. Soulful, smooth, subverted, this is the sound of a well-considered, detailed footwork EP that's matched with six equally sharp refixes. Highlights include the sultry syrup harmonies on "Soul Train", the AK47 drumflow of "Drifting" and the dreamboat behaviour of "About U". Meanwhile on the rubs, we've got heaters galore with as Nikes takes us into cosmic tribal territories, Rootless dips low into sexual 808 healing and Footmerc washes us so hard with his fluttering chords you'll need a towel after you've played it. Powerful.
London's Modern Ruin hadn't been messing around since their first release, and now the label are back with a hot collaboration between Slime's BSN Posse, and newcomer Stayhigh in what could possibly be one of the label's most soulful and seductive slice of bass weight, as of yet. The opener by BSN Posse, "All My Dreams" is a gorgeous bit of sliding drums and placid vocals, and the follower by Stayhigh, "You're Not Alone", follows in a similar vein except there is more energy and more of a rise in momentum. Check all these cuts out; the moral of the story is that these guys are just simply good at making sidewalk bass music with an elegant, maybe eve jazzy edge.
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