Review: Kolour Recordings' Undertones offshoot has impressed to date with outings from heavyweight producers such as Delano Smith, KiNK, Red Rack'em and Moodymanc. To celebrate the milestone tenth release, East Berliner Alex Agore is called upon to grace Undertones with his classy brand of deepness. No stranger to the Detroit label having provided one of their best releases in last year's Promised You Love, Agore is in fine form again as demonstrated on the EP title track. Filled with languid keys, "Love Confusion" is a subtle excursion into simmering house tension made notable by the crafty layers of drums and percussion. Complementing this, the orchestral flourishes of "Protect Me" are underpinned by a delightfully gloopy bassline and skittering drums which lay down the foundations for an excellent vocal hook. "Don't Need No One" meanwhile has summer time written all over it!
Chubby Dubz - "The Way It Used To Be" - (5:17) 122 BPM
Loz Goddard - "Your Last Lover" - (7:28) 122 BPM
Review: Detroit label Kolour Recordings pack in some heavy weight artists with this three-track release and first up is Iron Curtis who takes a break from his Achterbahn D'Amour collaboration to return to the label first the first time since 2011. He delivers a chord progressive house jam that pitched up could qualify as hiNRG, while Firecracker artist Chubby Dubs goes all out woozy with dreamy Rhodes that give way to a plodding bassline and smoky male vocal. Enter Loz Goddard with "Your Last Lover", a jazz flecked house tip reminiscent of Mic Newman and Francis Inferno's earlier work.