Review: Adamson has previously released on Eats Everything's Edible label, but this three-tracker showcases a darker side to his sound. It starts with the rough filters and stepping rhythm of "Meeting House", with the upcoming producer offsetting the dense sound with some ticking, metallic percussion. There is a similarly rough aesthetic at play on "Alphabet Song", with growling bass licks and doubled-up claps supporting a cacophony of tone-shifting vocals that pronounce letters of the alphabet in a suitably tripped out manner. The title track is the least visceral-sounding arrangement; Adamson favours tonal bleeps and a growling bass against a rickety rhythmic backdrop that rounds off an impressive, individualistic release
Review: Eats Everything's Edible imprint is back. The time has finally come for their tenth release on the label. "Still Workin" is the massive tune from Elliot Adamson. The label couldn't be happier to announce it to be from him. Adamson could only come from Newcastle; there's that up-front attitude for a start, as well as an appetite for new music that sits out with cosmopolitan scenes. Digging into his record bag, Elliott will preview his set at Edible's OFF Sonar party with this perfectly balanced blend of house and techno. Second offering "Where The Fucks My Flanger At?" has that real upfront party-starting vibe and that Reese-ish dark and humming bassline is a nice touch.
Review: 21 year old Elliot Adamson is from near Newcastle and his star is rising. He has released previously on Edible, Weapons and Need You but this will be his second for Man Power's Me Me Me imprint. Both parts of "Froaja" are heady, deep and atmospheric exercises in tribal house that are perfect for those introspective dancefloor moments. "No Chill" gets on to things with more bounce and funk, but it's really all about that wicked rendition later by homeboy Ben Caldwell - that takes things it into tunnelling acid-like territory. We also have the jagged electro experiment "No Rest/For The Wicked" witch gets a terrific rework by Work Them Records head honcho Spencer Parker. His Workmix giving it a tunnelling and hypnotic techno edge.
Review: The latest release on Man Power's label comes from Elliot Adamson, which follows on from his 2018 Self Entitled EP on Me Me Me. "You Know Less Than You Think" is a tripped out electronic disco groove, with a wired vocal sample unravelling over a dubbed out backing. "High Impact Pleasure Tool" is more instantaneous, with Adamson looping a disco sample and a gnawing buzz-saw riff over a frenetic rhythm, while "Space Cadet Club" sees him deliver a robust, tracky workout. Last but by no means least is "Will U Dance Wiv Me", where he goes back to basics with a repetitive vocal sample set to a gritty drum track.
Review: Two heroes of the new breed kick off a new mix series for Jamie Jones' esteemed Hot Creations imprint. Jones began Paradise at DC10 (Ibiza) five years ago and it's gone on to be a huge success, inviting the biggest names in the business to come play alongside his crew of residents. The first mix is courtesy of Toronto's Nathan Barato, a frequent collaborator with local heroes such as Carlo Lio and The Junkies and whose career has been on the rise with releases on Cajual, Saved, Circus and Defected. Highlights include the Derrick Carter classic "Where Ya At?" (Mix Originale), Makam's brooding "Loleatta" and Jared Wilson's rusty acid odyssey "Girl, I'm Waitin". UK talent Patrick Topping this year completed his third summer as resident at DC10 in Ibiza for Paradise. Here Topping showcases the sound and style of his sets with high energy from the word go. His mix features several of his own productions guaranteed for maximum dancefloor impact, as well as Metaboman's lo-slung and exotic "Next Please" through to Dave Clarke's massive remix of Jark Prongo's "Movin Thru Your System".
E Is For Edible (continuous DJ mix) - (58:56) 126 BPM
Review: Despite being just two years old, Nick Harris and Eats Everything's label has established itself as one of modern house music's most promising imprints. This collection, which features tracks from Edible's first ten releases, shows why. It begins with the jerky groove, prowling bass and vocal screeches of Lord Leopard's "Mark of Passion", while Lauren Lane's "Diary of a Madwoman" documents a darker, less party-focused take on Edible's rhythm-heavy, off-beat sound. Brett Johnson, whose work has undoubtedly inspired many of the artists on the label, makes an appearance with the driving, heads-down "Jack", while Rhythm Masters deliver a disco-heavy take on the sound with "Feel Your Love". All in all, this compilation is good enough to eat.