Review: Five years after his Tribute To Eddie 12" of remodelled disco heaters, Live Ones boss Lorca (AKA London-based producer Sam Crossman) is back with a couple of edits-not-edits inspired by all-round disco, boogie and early US garage legend Larry Levan. 'Larry's Bomb', a swirling, filter-sporting, MPC-driven cut-up of a vintage peak-time disco banger, opens the EP in fine style, with Lorca adding a few spoken word samples from documentaries exploring Levan's legacy in celebration of the Paradise Garage resident's immeasurable impact on underground dance music culture. He takes a similar approach on the slowly building - and undeniably far more bass-heavy - 'Look What You Do', throwing cowbells and hissing cymbals into the mix for extra percussive pressure.
Review: London based Lorca moves away from the eclectic, melodic style he's been known for and returns with a new sound and aesthetic. He is back with a smashing new EP that is dedicated to the memory of the legendary singer songwriter Eddie Kendricks, who sadly passed away in 1992. Said by the artist himself to be a change of direction since previous releases, this collection of smokey and dusted down deep house jams are on the soulful and jazzy tip: just splendid! Starting off with the dope and funky late night groove of "No Chains On Me" which has a Pepe Braddock feel about it, as does the feelgood "Intimate Friend" with its chunky bassline, swinging rhythms and emotive elements.
Review: !K7 Records launches a new compilation series entitled Kollections: Club which inaugurates the project. The tracklist features artists of the partner labels under the !K7 umbrella such as Turbo, AUS Music, Mobilee, Mister Saturday Night and Hypercolour. Each edition explores a different musical theme but this first installment, naturally, is all about the club! Highlights here include Midland's recent hit "Blush", Maya Jane Coles' funky afterhours tech house jam "Not Listening" (from a few years ago), KiNK's roaring remix of Kerrier District's (Luke Vibert) "Techno Disco" and Lauer's recent feelgood number "Killian" showing off his knack for classic retro vibes like no other.