29 Oct 12
Fil Lavin - "Feel As I Do" - (8:34) 122 BPM
Linntronix & Samm - "Musique Concrete" - (5:55) 120 BPM
Mike Gill - "Prankstar" - (6:47) 115 BPM
Debonair - "Trans Express" - (6:14) 112 BPM
Review: This third EP from Alkalino and Alphabet City's occasional MuchLove label gathers together more bright and breezy deep house gems from up and coming producers. Fil Lavin leads the way with "Feel As I Do", a typically bold and beautiful combination of atmospheric synths, big chords and classic vocal samples. Linntronix & Samm's "Musique Concrete" ups the ante with the sort of bold strings and melodies that will have you reaching for the strobes, before Mike Gill offers some deep and dirty midtempo bump in the shape of "Prankstar". A solid EP is completed by Debonair's "Trans Express", a decidedly Balearic fusion of clattering electro rhythms, disco samples and deep house chic.
08 Jul 13
Jamie Trench - "Velvet Curtains" - (6:58) 120 BPM
Daniel Dalton - "The Party People" - (6:31) 108 BPM
Jamie Trench & Angus Jefford - "Bringin' Tha Heat" - (6:57) 122 BPM
Mike Gill - "Inflatable Doll" - (8:38) 102 BPM
Review: Standing cannily for Second Hand Audio Gold, the SHAG Edits Vol 1 EP is the third release from Jamie Trench's blossoming Roots For Gold imprint and features plenty of that jacking house vibe from the man himself and some close friends. Trench sets the tone with "Velvet Curtains" which pairs crisp, forthright jacking rhythms with a procession of vocal samples, whilst close friend and fellow DJ partner Daniel Dalton opts for a more funk laden approach with "The Party People". Trench appears again later, teaming up with Angus Jefford for the bumping "Bringin' Tha Heat", and Mike Gill rounds out the EP with the more reflective "Inflatable Doll".