London Housing Trust's belated digital reissue series continues, with the previously vinyl only LHT003 finally getting a download release. As usual, there's a killer selection of tracks on offer, from the soulful, deep house-meets-Chicago acid brilliance of the Blanco vs Alfone remix of Jamie Blanco and Sam Mensah's "Reline", to the bouncy alien funk of Facace's "Aint For Pussies" (a tried and tested acid jacker with a far-sighted twist). Elsewhere, there's some crystalline melodies and warped acid funk from Bintus ("Crossream") and a wonderfully spacey, Detroit-influenced slice of dancefloor futurism from Alphonse ("Learning To Breathe"). In other words, there's not a duffer in sight.
Australian oddball producer Dreems breaks away from his usual home; Thomas Von Party's Multi Culti imprint, for an appearance on Bristol institution Futureboogie with the Studio Glucose EP, where he collaborates with buddy Jamie Blanco from London. On "Percussive Racing Cars" the pair reference classic Chicago deep house, complete with Juno 106 and 303 basslines but with a modern twist. "Party Mix" goes for some woozy, groovy, tribal tech house geared for the late night or afterhours while "Red Frog, Green Frog" goes for a strange 80s/balearic tinged groove that many other Australian producers in Berlin are doing at present. There's also a brilliant remix of "Percussive Racing Cars" by Israeli man of the moment Moscoman, giving it a dusty and rusty acid house makeover.
The first in a series from Pelvis Records, DJ Tools Volume 1 features an all Australian lineup of artists across six tracks. Varying in tempo and moods, this first round comes courtesy of Sam Weston, Mall Grab (his contribution "GTFO" is a gnarly 303 acid jam with one seriously angry monologue atop), Chunyin, Body Corp (with the tribal trance induction of "Vosa" which will take you deep into the exotic), Jamie Blanco (UK expat) and Pelvis. From flat out percussion jams to four-to-the-floor acid, these are tracks to get you out of tight spots... or take you deeper into them.
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