Review: Label casual Spencer Parker returns to Radio Slave's Rekids with the first in a new series of EPs! As the title suggests, "No More Silly Club Songs Vol.1" are just a bunch of no nonsense house jackers without all the gimmicks or the hype. While people nowadays are worried about how 'outsider' or 'underground' they are, Mr. Parker is sitting in his studio making slamming dancefloor music for those marathon DJ sets. From No.1 to No.4, this EP contains four highly recommended tools that'll shake up your dancefloor and throw you off piste. Check em' and stop worrying about the image.
Review: In spite of its title, Spencer Parker's latest release on Radioslave's label is a no-nonsense club affair. "Silly Club Song No.5" sees the UK producer in Berlin revisit the harder strains of US house; driving snares, insistent chords and an urgent vocal sample all play out over a tracky groove that has the words 'Junior Vasquez' written all over it. "Silly Club Song No.6" is also heavily indebted to American dance music, only this time the focus is Detroit. A booming, Reese-like bass is combined with Random Noise Generation-style rave stabs to form one of the cleverest techno pastiches of recent years.
Review: Different Shapes & Sizes is a new, three part series of EPs from Berlin resident Spencer Parker forthcoming on his Work Them Records imprint over the next few months. Conceived as a neat way of showcasing Parker's love for different shades of house and techno, The third installment takes a walk through the Rekids artist's love for the subtle differences in the genres he tends to focus on in most in his sets. "Size Information" sees Spencer do his tribute to the loopy/steely sounds of early '90s techno by Jeff Mills and Regis, a meticulous, noisy and overdriven 808 drum track/DJ tool is in order on "Shape Fascination" while "Size Devotion" hammers the message home in thunderous fashion on this fierce warehouse techno monster full of wobbly metallic textures.
Review: Originally released on Parker's 2018 Dance Music long player, "You're Under..." now appears on Rekids in remixed format. Fadi Mohem's take is a shimmering, dubbed out affair, led by churning chords, while Truncate's version sits at the other end of the techno spectrum. Led by a niggling organ riff and cavernous kicks, it's an expertly executed slab of peak time techno. Label owner Radio Slave contributes two versions; working with P.Leone, they deliver a solid, linear groove, replete with pitch bent vocals and ominous riffs. When he flies solo, Radio Slave chooses a radically different route, with a pulsating groove and shrieking vocal samples prevailing.