Lashings of Latvian party pounding right here... Having developed a reputation for carving up a repertoire of detailed bootlegs, Arteo goes legit with this fizzy four tracker. "LetAss Party" is full of big beat twists and turns. Think Wiseguys on steroids and a team of award winning life coaches. "Everywhere I go" is a heavier, more club-focused jam with a wiggly metallic bassline and a super-tight sample on the breakdown. "Nobody Else" does the mid-range bass jitterbug in a way so sassy it could make Featurecast blush while BBP label boss Badboe brings the finale fire with a slinky, squelchy take on "Time & Place". Essential party business for the summer and beyond.
There's a kooky video game/'90s feel to this release which in a weird kinda way combines Vanilla Ice vocals with a Justice style of electro, and for a hands up party (where hopefully smoke machines are involved) this will deliver the dance. It combines happy house vocals with modern day incarnations of UK bass styles that have been proliferating the world these past few years, with the slightest touches of bearable EDM synths. And if the vocal ain't your thing, check the instrumental version.
Fort Knox compadre Qdup follows up his "Lone Star" EP from late 2014 with a brand new original "Funk & Dance". Channelling the Parliament spirit with falsetto vocals and a sumptuous soaking wet bassline, it's yet another notch in his funky, wonky bedpost. Remix-wise K+Lab get their slink glitch on and Skiitour up the tempo by 20BPM for a funky 4/4 disco house twist. Complete with instrumentals of all three versions, Fort Knox have left no party stone unturned.
For some of the biggest drums you'll hear this side of 2015 check out DJ Vapour's opening track "Beet Root Juice" - then enter that huge synth. Anthemic production right there. ESP delivers the rave synths and 'y'all ready for this' vocal with some classic sampling added in "Good Times", while Suspect Chin does the same in "Miss You" - pitch that up! For a hi-octane club track which flexes its drums, spits acid and wobbles with bass look to Inidigo Virus' "Will Power".
Irish festival fiends Generic People get their warehouse wiggle on with an acid house shakedown. All fuzzy blocky bass, pounding kicks and vocals buried deep in the mix, their retro-flexed stamper complements every chapter of house music since the late 80s with attention to detail. Version-wise Dusty Tones cook up a sharp glitch twist with big focus on the JB vocal calls to action while Hephph delivers a shiny slo-mo skank-fest. Life sucks for the Bulabeats crew right now... And they wouldn't have it any other way.