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Explanation EP
ADDIG 005
25 Mar 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Explanation - (7:29)
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Implication - (2:26) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Loop De Loop - (3:43)
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Loop De Loop (reprise) - (2:02)
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Proton Blue
LT 079
15 Sep 17
Deep House
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Proton Blue (original mix) - (7:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Called My Name (original mix) - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Proton Blue (Deep Orbit) - (7:52) 120 BPM
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Called My Name (Meet The Band) - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Given that this is Ben Worrall's fourth Crackazat 12" for Local Talk in less than three years, it would be fair to say the project now has a regular home. As with many of his recent tracks, "Proton Blue" looks to classic US garage for inspiration, peppering a bouncy groove with rich organ stabs and jazzy synthesizer melodies. It's accompanied by the alternative "Deep Orbit" version, a more hypnotic and slightly more spacey interpretation that gives greater prominence to the producer's jazzy synthesizer riffs. "Called My Name", meanwhile, is a soulful, jazzy and fluid affair blessed with a hazy vocal and some luscious jazz guitar. The cut's loose and languid jazz-funk influences are explored further on the arguably superior "Meet the Band" remix.
Coffee Time
ERK 001
10 Nov 17
Funky/Club House
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Coffee Time - (6:50) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Seven Steps - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Period Works EP
ZEDD 12242
08 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Universal Love - (6:17) 124 BPM
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What You're Feeling - (7:21) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Crystal Eyes - (7:45) 119 BPM
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Tunnel
FBR 009
01 Jul 12
Deep House
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Tunnel - (9:14) 125 BPM
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Book On The Beach - (9:08) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Panick Aggressive - (7:15) 106 BPM
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Review: Following a killer EP of more downtempo leaning grooves on Astro:Dynamics earlier this year, Bristol's Crackazat returns on Futureboogie with some material aimed squarely at the floor. "Book On The Beach" combines caffeinated congas with a laid back Chi town groove, while "Panic Aggressive" is a more low slung affair combining a sleazy guitar lick with lo-fi keys. However, the real star is the nine minute epic that is "Tunnel". Raw and chunky with an impeccable sense of rhythm, and combining deep atmospherics with madly tweaking synths, this is possibly the most original house track we've heard this year. Highly recommended.
Somewhere Else EP
LT 054
28 Nov 14
Deep House
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Somewhere Else - (4:56) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Somewhere Else (AD Bourke Bittersweet version) - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Somewhere Else (HADE 94 Thumpin rework) - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Played by: Lauri H, Phil Jaimes
Review: Ben Jacobs ends 2014 the way he started it, with a dose of thrillingly sweet and melodious house on Mad Mats and Tooli's Local Talk imprint. "Somewhere Else" is a typically positive affair, with waves of ear-pleasing music box melodies, cheery chords and hazy vocal samples riding a swinging US garage groove. It's the kind of record you stick on to chase the blues away; it's almost impossible not to smile at its jaunty positivity. Ad Bourke tries a different tack on his rework, opting for a deeper, more melancholic sound and some hushed, DJ Sprinkles style beats. Even better is Hade 94's version, which adds a little analogue style grit and a booming, warehouse-friendly deep house feel.
Crescendo
LTCD 002
06 Mar 15
Deep House
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Moon Ballad - (3:36) 75 BPM
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Somewhere Else - (4:56) 128 BPM
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Let Love - (5:40) 124 BPM
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Eye Light - (6:05) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Size Up - (5:15) 128 BPM
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Oh Pagode - (3:41) 105 BPM
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Tunnel - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Ambience - (1:51) 139 BPM
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Brother Bond - (3:31) 133 BPM
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Miss You Tonight - (8:24) 120 BPM
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Candle Coast - (5:54) 122 BPM
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Silent Sing (Crackazat rework) - (6:48) 126 BPM
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Person - (4:38) 50 BPM
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Review: Ben Jacobs aka Crackazat (we love that name!) returns to the unstoppable Local Talk imprint with his debut LP, a spiffing thirteen tunes of chimerical oddball house in a distinctive garage flavour for party goers and heads alike. Heavy chords, mild pads and plenty of digital processing feature throughout this beauty, where tracks like "Let Love" and "Eye Light" - NY house kinda joints - blend ever so well with more broken and stranger counterparts like "Oh Pagode" or "Ambience", the latter of which is a blissfull excursion into dense and meditative soundscapes. Gorgeous!
Eye Light
LT 058
17 Apr 15
Deep House
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Eye Light - (6:05) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eye Light (It's A Jam) - (7:22) 121 BPM
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Silent Sing (Crackazat Rework) - (6:48) 126 BPM
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Silent Sing (Tiger Stripes remix) - (6:32) 127 BPM
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Eye Light (Midnight) - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Eye Light (Sunset) - (7:22) 120 BPM
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Rainbow Fantasia
LTCD 010
13 Oct 17
Deep House
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Welcome Speech - (4:38) 124 BPM
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Called My Name - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Rainbow Fantasia - (6:01) 117 BPM
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Proton Blue - (7:16) 122 BPM
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Midnight In Sector Seven - (3:44) 120 BPM
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Holding You Close - (4:24) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Only One - (6:00) 120 BPM
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Sundial - (5:38) 122 BPM
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Life Is - (7:44) 124 BPM
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Spirit River - (5:06) 126 BPM
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Review: While Ben Worrall's debut album as Crackazat, 2015's slightly overlooked Crescendo, was quietly impressive, this sophomore set is simply superb. Naturally musically rich - Worrall is a brilliant producer, but has always been a very talented musician, too - the set sees him lay down ten tracks that gleefully join the dots between slick jazz-funk instrumentation, sensual and soulful vocals, brilliantly played solos and grooves that put the dancefloor first and foremost. While there are a few downtempo explorations dotted throughout (the dreamy synth chords and meandering synth-sax of "Midnight In Sector Six" standing out), it's naturally the quality and quantity of his U.S garage, soulful house and deep house cuts that impresses most.
Candle Coast EP
LT 042
31 Jan 14
Deep House
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Candle Coast - (7:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dancecrodile - (7:20) 127 BPM
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Silent Sing - (8:20) 130 BPM
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Review: After sneaking out singles for the likes of Futureboogie and Astro:Dynamics over the past couple of years, it's time for Crackazat to step up to Local Talk with his limber and expressive brand of synth-rich deep house. "Candle Coast" features a simmering garage swing in its rhythm and keys that could sit neatly in a Strictly Rhythm classic, but it's a track piled high with tension despite the easy-bumping surroundings. "Dancrodile" takes a more leftfield direction into tropical flavours with its bright and breezy keys and shuffling ethnic percussion, and then "Silent Sing" goes ranging out towards a proto-techno jazz fest that would make the Motor City originals well up.
QS001
QS 001
02 May 16
Deep House
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Crackazat - "Lindop Circles" - (6:36) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Saine - "Prime Chops" - (6:10) 102 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Totally Not Mystique" - (7:09) 112 BPM
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Gnork - "Chord Tool" - (5:26) 120 BPM
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Review: The Quartet Series label is born out of the collaboration between like-minded house enthusiasts, four producers who share a similar vision of club music and who have each earned their stripes on different labels. First up, we have Local Talk's Crackazat with "Lindop Circles", a gloriously laid-back house chiller with a funky twist, Quintessentials contributor Saine goes for the proper 'chug' approach on his wavy "Prime Chops" tune, "Totally Not Mystique" by Apparel Music's Nachtbraker is a woozy, bass-heavy stomper, and Gnork heads straight to the warehouse with his minimal, Chicago-filtered "Chord Tool". Ah, yes.
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