One of the top-tier of UKF producers, Doc Daneeka returns with this essential new rhythm for Roska's Kicks & Snares label. Winding in vicious string stabs into a typically effusive beat, the Doc measures is perfectly and provides a funky banger with a huge amount of clout. Fellow UKF A-listers Funkystepz also drop a sub-worrying remix of "Murdah Strings" on the (digital) flip.
Established last year with killer releases from the likes of Photomachine and Presk, 2020's Midnight Visions brand continues to spread the good word house gospel. And who better to continue the sonic sermons than 10 Thousand Yen man Doc Daneeka? Across the four tracks we run the gamut of nocturnal grooves. From soulful filtered house ("Everyday") to subtle n' slinky, sexy electro ("Sunset To Neath"), Doc's prescribed a fine line of midnight tonics. You'll be hard-pushed which one to play first.
As Mial Watkins continues to fortify his reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the frontier of modern British house music, so Numbers get in on the action with this solid pair of club rockers. The chances are you've heard "Walk On In" sending a dancefloor into rapture with its classic soul sister vocal hook over a slinky, detailed groove, as Watkins drafts in emerging producer Ratcatcher to chip in on the production duties. "Trife (Part II)" takes a more duplicitous stance with its mixture of house structure and low-end toms creating a measured but deadly hybrid banger served with lashings of heady synths.
Fresh from his album with Benjamin Damage, Doc Daneeka is back on the case with the sultry tones of the oddly named "Tobyjug". While no tributes to odd British ornaments seem present, instead we have a thoughtful and heartfelt sequence of piano chords with an arresting vocal turn from Abigail Wyles, while the beat remains thoroughly subtle throughout. By the climax of the tune a whisper of juke creeps into the scattering toms, but still within a downtempo context. Lando Kal does a superb job of jacking the track up with a cool-as-ice chop up job that calls to mind the smoother end of early Spectral Sound releases.
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