Tsuba's "Limited" offshoot has delivered some of the label's strongest material in recent times. This three-track EP from fast-rising producer Jamie Trench is another high quality release. Opener "Cream", penned with one-time Say Ahh! man Angus Jefford is particularly delicious. With its addictive, rolling bassline, crunchy handclaps and smooth organs, it has a whiff of classic New Jersey house about it. On "Street Lamps", Trench opts for a deeper feel - think dreamy pads and drifting chords - whilst retaining the bumpin', US Garage-influenced grooves that have become a trademark. Best of all, though, is closer "Back In The Flow", a thrillingly loose and hustlin' romp through Andres style, soul-flecked deep house.
Standing cannily for Second Hand Audio Gold, the SHAG Edits Vol 1 EP is the third release from Jamie Trench's blossoming Roots For Gold imprint and features plenty of that jacking house vibe from the man himself and some close friends. Trench sets the tone with "Velvet Curtains" which pairs crisp, forthright jacking rhythms with a procession of vocal samples, whilst close friend and fellow DJ partner Daniel Dalton opts for a more funk laden approach with "The Party People". Trench appears again later, teaming up with Angus Jefford for the bumping "Bringin' Tha Heat", and Mike Gill rounds out the EP with the more reflective "Inflatable Doll".
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