Review: Straight outta Cardiff, Bodhi is a house-obsessed duo whose particular blend of deep minimal house riff's off the sounds of 90s in a quite discreet way (ok, well apart from remixing Marky Mark & The Funky bunch!). This new EP for Grizzly is full to the brim with personality and ideas. They accurately describe their sound as 'groove bass' - "Culture" features clippty-clop beats and retro piano stabs, while ""Deliquesce" features sparse speed garage-isms and floating synths and vocals. Bambounou provides a stomping minimal mix of the former and Ifan Dafydd goes all dreamy tropical RnB when remixing the latter.
Review: Atlanta's Distal continues to shine brightly, with this new release on Sinden's Grizzly label kicking heavily thanks to the Dirty South acapella loopin' of "Boss Of The South" and the excellent ghetto 808-frenzy of "Coke Bottle". Sinden himself smoothes out "Boss Of The South" on his mix, while Capracara's South of Heaven remix of the same track is a wildly experimental and very awesome woozy-house revisit that's simply gushing with misty rave goodness.
Review: Dropping your debut on Sinden's Grizzly imprint ain't a bad way to kick off your budding career. That's exactly what the mysterious Matrixxman has done; delivering a retro yet still forward thinking house banger. Calling on the campy sound of early 90s New York clubs, "God Created The Beat" is the kind of tough bitch/tranny house that the likes of RuPaul and Michael Alig's club kidz would party to. A deeper "groove' mix is also supplied for those afterhours moments. Remix-wise, Physical Therapy provide an Art Of Noise-style, chillwavey dub and Optimo's JD Twitch offers a pulsating techno-meets-piano-house romp.
Review: Aussie songstress Elizabeth Rose comes across like a sweet mix of Katy B and the Sugababes. It's unashamed pop, but delivered on a bed of some exceptionally produced beats and hooks. "Ready" is the deeper of the two as she searches for soul in a manner that's not dissimilar to Little Dragon. Club-heads, meanwhile, will be all over the remixes... Label boss Sinden counters the mainstream flavours of the A-side with a dark acid house homage, Morgan Zarate goes for an classic electro-meets-dubstep angle while Frames finishes up with a sparkling funky house take.