Nothing Else (Cera Alba Warehouse dub) - (9:01) 124 BPM
Review: Having sold its initial run of hand-stamped white labels in record time back in September 2014, Stefano Esposito's Paper Scissors Rock EP finally gets a proper release. It's undeniably his biggest release to date, with opener "Carry On" - all bouncy synth bass, cut-up vocal stabs, gorgeous classic house strings and bold pianos - sounding like a long-lost Italian house classic. Esposito himself provides a suitably sleazy, warehouse-friendly Dub, while JC Williams delivers a fluid reimagining that blends deep house with "Knights of the Jaguar" style Detroit electronics. There's also some organ-laden late night dancefloor pump in the shape of "Nothing Else" - pure early '90s revivalism - and a deliciously thumping, glassy-eyed dub of the same track by Cera Alba.
Review: Josh Butler is a tech house hero from the north of England with releases on Rejected, Defected and Kaoz Theory among many other heavy hitters. His flourishing Origins label readies its first various artists EP where he hands the reins over to some of his favourite picks. South Shields' Mark Jenkyns gives us the slinky and melodic tech house of "Peanut Butter", Truth Be Told's "Somniac" gives you your fix for rolling main room tech house (in the vein of Gruuv or Saved) while Naples rising star Stefano Esposito gives us the uplifting classic house sounds of "Believe", channeling the spirit of the legendary Lil Louis.