Tsuba's occasional Night Trax series continues, this time delivering cuts from label regular Milton Jackson and newcomers Zoo Look (previously seen on Join The Dots and Morris Audio). Glaswegian veteran Jackson goes deep and fluid on "Requisite Vocal Science", layering simple but pretty melodies over woozy chords, shuffling beats and tech-house touches. Zoo Look's "I Can't Deny" is an altogether breezier affair, with a dancing bassline and skipping, garage-influenced beats underpinning hazy chord progressions, distant vocal samples and watery electronics. It's the kind of track that will slip into lots of different sets, from deep house and UK bass, to tech-house and late night sleaze.
The finest moustache bearer since Selleck rocked the TV as Magnum PI returns. That's correct, Sccucci Manucci drop a long awaited second release on the fledgling imprint, enlisting a premier cast of continental friends to lay down some class A discoteria! Securing the talents of Runaway's Jacques Renault is no mean feat for the self styled "purveyors of fine music," and the On The Prowl boss serves up a beefy disco funk edit in the vein of his killer Public Release twelve from last year. In support, a cast of rising UK talent serve note of their budding prowess, with Tenth Circle's Zoo Look indulging in some monstrously expansive beatdown a la The Revenge on the aptly titled "Early Doors". Casino Times provide the "why didn't I think of that" moment with "That's The Truth," a Bashmore style take on the De La Soul & Chaka Khan collab which has been burning up sound systems from London to Petrcane this summer. Young one Picture House ends proceedings with aplomb on "Blaxploitation" a gritty shaker reminiscent of Eddie C in his pomp.
Mulletover head honcho Geddes' No Fit State label is still going. This time he's got London duo Zoo Look onboard, who've previously released on Tsuba and Sccucci Manucci so you know what kind of deep tech house grooves to expect. First track "Hurricane Run" is peak time tech house that's as deep as it is adrenalised, with dreamy chords contrasted by a trippy and delayed melody and a sturdy beat. "A Little Closer" is more on the deep house tip with more dreamy house keys, deep rolling bass and ethereal chords supporting a tough beat. "The Mind Gap" goes even deeper, this time swapping the 4/4 beat for a smooth breakbeat, dreamy chords, druggy pitch shifted vocals and trippy sound design. Finally "Feel" features a sampled dialogue backed by an ethereal tech house accompaniment, perfect for the closing set.
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