Break beats and house music have become compatible again thanks to the rise of bass/funky, but the sound on Moonlight refers back to an older fusion of these sounds. The title track with its breathy vocal intoning 'dance, dance' and spiralling acid line over splintered breaks, sounds more like classic late 90s tech-house than anything contemporary. The dub version of Moonlight and All Night are also inspired by this period, but their chugging grooves, deep chords and spaced out vocals sit more at the house end of the tech-breaks sound and are reminiscent of Mr C or Terry Francis prodcutions from that time. The stand out track however is "Lucid", which sees Champs cut up a ghetto house vocal over an ebm-style bass for a lunging, menacing track that's impossible to categorise. Recommended.
For the second installment of the WNCL compilation series, a host of label regulars are swapping their parts around and remixing each other for a typically eclectic and positively bumping set of results that truly define where the label is at right now. J Tijn makes a tracky "drum tool" out of Bobby Champs' "Krenshaw", while Knowing Looks takes a rough blade to the label boss' "Drop" and comes out with a decidedly jagged breakbeat workout. Kamikaze Space Programme simmers Kevin McPhee's "In Circles" into a crunchy techno study, and then West Norwood Cassette Library himself takes J Tijn's "Flat" to task with a blissful dub-meets-breakbeat house version.
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