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16 May 11
11 Jul 11
14 Nov 11
Played by: Homegroove Project, Redux Records, Toyboy & Robin, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Bufi, Andre Vii
Review: In the year since his first release for Somethink Sounds, Eliphino has seen his profile continue to rise, with releases on Hoya:Hoya and Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings under his belt. This EP for Somethink Sounds is arguably his most potent statement yet, crossing genres with ease, and evoking the sounds of contemporaries such as FaltyDL. "More Than Me" is a UK funky-infused deep house groover with spectral vocals; in a similar vein is "No More" which utilises skipping percussion over warm sepia tones and UK garage style vocals, while the melancholic 2-step of "Devoted" combines its rich melodies and soulful vocal samples with the skill of Hotflush artists Sepalcure. Perhaps the best of the bunch is "I Played"; a dark roller with a growling sub bass sitting beneath its rattling rimshots, it sounds quite unlike the rest of the EP but adds some vibrant nighttime energy which contrasts quite nicely with the summery vibe of the rest of the EP.
27 Feb 12
Played by: Chris Coco
23 Apr 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Review: An excellent debut from a new crew comprising Hyperdub/Lightworks funky house producer Ossie, as well as Paul Black and Orial. Bringing some lo-fi vocal soul to UKF, the trio announce themselves with three stark but huge tracks - the shimmering and jacking title-tune, the mesmerising Detroit waves of "Nobody Knows" and the warped house of "Messing Around" - complete with background studio chatter for extra trippyness. Ossie's own mix of "Back Of My Car" is also included, and makes for an intense astral hardcore makeover that rounds off this enormously impressive introduction.
11 Jun 12
Review: Continuing to bring serious crossover heat to Somethinksounds, Eliphino is pulling no punches on his latest emission for the fledgling label. "Vrybdy" rides on a chunky, swaggering stomp that's just broken enough to move beyond being straight house music, while the samples come looping in with a barrel-load of hip-hop attitude. It's a thoroughly functional belter that will slot ably in between all manner of contemporary electronics. "Don't Make Sense" meanwhile gets all raggamuffin in its disposition, busting out the soca break and some cheeky MC licks for a steaming slice of summertime rowdiness.
20 Aug 12
Played by: Sharkslayer, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), DJ Cure (Aufect Recordings), Commodore 69 (Hot N Heavy), Mike Hindle - Immersed Audio, Sounds Of Sumo, Soul Clap, Diphasic, Pikcha, Wolfhaus
Review: Bwana is a young Canadian currently residing in Leeds. It's evident from the two bass-influenced tracks contained here that this producer has clearly absorbed the sound of the UK into his system; "Baby Let Me Finish" is a venture in to deep tropical territory with building percussive beats built around a multi-pitched R&B vocal sample. "Nami Swan" goes deeper again: interweaving clap-heavy beats with a dreamy organ and swirling pads. Black Orange Juice add a whole new vocal for their electro-soul tinged remix of the title track, while The 14th provides a killer retro-house mix recalling the good old days of Nightcrawlers.
01 Oct 12
Played by: Dirty Channels, Juno Recommends Deep House, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Raw Club Radio, Manhattan, Allen Craig
Review: Baby Prince is the latest incarnation of Brooklyn's purveyor of slow 'n' sexy disco jams, Gadi Mizrahi. Having already released alongside the likes of Nicolas Jaar on Double Standards, you can imagine what to expect: deep, smoky late night grooves. Title track "Nobody" combines raw, mid 80s electro-beats with beautiful, melancholic synths. Miguel Campbell replaces those drums with 4/4 disco clap-alongs for his perkier remix, while Lucky Paul goes widescreen with dubbed-out well, everything on his dreamy mix. "Demon Spawn" is murky and warped arpeggiated disco and possibly best of all, "He Doesn't Say It To Me" is haunting and creepy body music of the best kind.
04 Feb 13
Review: Having already delivered some attention-grabbing techy UKF bombs on Deadplate and Rebirth, Bristol's Ryan Bronfield now finds himself on esteemed imprint Some Think Sounds. In keeping with the label's style, "The Way It Do" is housier: deep and sensual without being boring, and full of quirky, off kilter percussive elements and effects. "We Trapped" is deeper and weirder: sounding like the wheels could fall off this disco bus at anytime, and all the more fun because of it. Damu also remixes the title track in a dark techno fashion that wouldn't be out of place in a vintage DJ Hell set.