After kicking off their label in style with Burnski's 'Your Love' backed up by remixes from Trus Me and Steve O'Sullivan, Constant Sound use their second release to showcase a pair of up and coming producers from Newcastle., A Scott & Richard Rowell. 'Mrs J' has been burning a hole in Burnski's bag for some time now, waiting for the right opportunity to get unleashed on the public good and proper. This time around, the choice of guest remixers shows the true digging nature of the Constant Sound team, as cult German production duo Cab Drivers are invited up to do their thing. With a multitude of aliases running since the mid 90s on their own Cabinet Records imprint, Daniel Paul and Jens Augustowsky have received praise from high places for their finely honed, crisply executed house and techno. Leonel Castillo meanwhile brings a hypnotic South American touch to 'Mrs J', as the Argentinian producer draws upon more than a decades worth of experience releasing on labels such as Aux-Rec, Airdrop and Sushitech. That leaves it to label bosses Burnski and Jon Woodall to team up under their shared Constant guise, giving the collaborative project a debut airing with this sleek and strutting reinterpretation of A Scott & Richard Rowell's original track.
Opening track "Orbit" with its menacing breakbeat and dark atmosphere gets things off to a nice start and there's more of the same later with "Reinforced Texture". The uplifting and soulful vibes of "1.200" could appeal to Planet E or Innervisions fans alike. There's also "Odd Soulz" with its razor sharp bassline and soaring synth leads which give way to a killer drop; peak time tech house done well. "Technicality" gets back into the breakbeat swing of things with dub delay aesthetics and a crunchy, junglised amen for good measure. But "Swathe" is the real highlight here; groovy, snarling acid backed by latin percussion on this impressive house jam.