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Stevie's Groove
Stevie's GrooveCOMING SOON
  
   
Stevie's Groove (original mix) - (6:00) 120 BPM
LT124A
08 Jul 22
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The Bird's Eye View
  
   
The Bird's Eye View (original mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
LT121B
01 Jul 22
Funky/Club House
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Short Circuit
   
Short Circuit (original mix) - (6:55) 122 BPM
LT121A
24 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
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Moon Light (10th Anniversary Mixes)
   
Moon Light (10th Anniversary Mixes) (Kyodai rework) - (5:58) 115 BPM
LT120B
17 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
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Moon Shadow (10th Anniversary Mixes)
   
Moon Shadow (Joe 'Joaquin' Claussell remix) - (11:26) 124 BPM
LT120A
10 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
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That Cowbell Track
   
That Cowbell Track (original mix) - (4:53) 125 BPM
   
That Cowbell Track (dub) - (3:29) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
LT118B
06 May 22
Funky/Club House
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It's My World Ya Heard
   
It's My World Ya Heard - (7:20) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Would You - (6:16) 123 BPM
   
Fist Of The North Star - (5:40) 126 BPM
Review: Fresh from delivering some jazz-funk influenced soulful house and broken beat flavours on Z Records, Lee Gomez AKA Wipe The Needle returns to Local Talk, a label he's been loosely associated with since 2019. The experienced producer immediately hits his stride with 'It's My World Ya Heard', a loose-limbed chunk of woozy deep house marked out by swinging beats, jazzy synth-bass and classic-sounding synthesizer chords. 'Would You' is a jaunty, soul-fired slab of samba-house loveliness smothered in futuristic jazz-funk synth sounds, while 'Fist of the North Star' is a sparkling, kaleidoscopic slab of heavily electronic broken beat/jazz-funk fusion full of subtle nods towards Motor City music and the hybrid works of Dego and Kaidi Tatham.
LT117B
29 Apr 22
Deep House
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Everything Is Good
   
Everything Is Good (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
LT118A
22 Apr 22
Funky/Club House
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Everything Is Good
   
Everything Is Good (original mix) - (3:16) 125 BPM
LT118S
22 Apr 22
Funky/Club House
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Round Of Applause
   
Round Of Applause (feat Aleysha Lei - original mix) - (6:36) 125 BPM
   
Round Of Applause (feat Aleysha Lei - dub) - (5:17) 121 BPM
   
Jack The Nitty (original mix) - (5:16) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Event Horizon (original mix) - (5:37) 127 BPM
   
Round Of Applause (feat Aleysha Lei - instrumental) - (6:36) 125 BPM
Review: Lee Gomez started producing jungle in the early '90s, but a chance meeting at a recording studio in 2005 was the birthplace of Wipe The Needle. With Mikael Nybom, they released on Slip'n'Slide, Deeply Rooted House and Raw Fusion but since 2013 it has been a solo endeavour by Gomez. He returns to Local Talk, taking up where he left off on the last release with more UK broken beat vibes on "Round Of Applause" featuring Aleysha Lei, which is backed by some off-kilter nu-jazz as heard on "Jack The Nitty" and the late night bounce of "Event Horizon".
LT 117A
15 Apr 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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OPOLOPO Tweaks
Various
   
Jamie 326 & Masalo - "Testify" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:19) 122 BPM
   
Dirtytwo - "Moody" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jaxx Madicine - "Escape From Planet Earth" (Opolopo remix) - (5:23) 117 BPM
   
Soulphiction - "Bizzness" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (5:22) 120 BPM
   
Soul Renegades - "Speak To Me" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:50) 120 BPM
   
Actual Proof - "Hubble" (Opolopo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Kiko Navarro - "Dope High" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (5:58) 123 BPM
   
Opolopo - "Silkworms" (Opolopo remix) - (5:25) 120 BPM
   
Urban Sound Lab Presents Miss Yankey - "One Less" (Opolopo remix) - (5:31) 115 BPM
   
Wil Maddams - "Stand In For Love" (Opolopo remix) - (7:02) 116 BPM
Review: Cast your memories back to 2011 and you'll find it was then that Peter Major, aka OPOLOPO made his debut on Local Talk with a presentation of Actual Proof. Having gone on to work with Toolroom Records, If It Ain't Jazz, G.A.M.M. and Vive La Musique since, Major has been invited back for the first time since 2019 to 'tweak' his personal favourites from the Local Talk back cat. This includes some rare numbers from Soulphiction and Jamie 326 next to some straight up remixes of Urban Sound Lab Presents Miss Yankey and Wil Maddams - alongside OPOLOPO & Actual Proof numbers "Silkworms" and dubby broken beat slice "Hubble".
LTCD 016
26 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
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Speak To Me (OPOLOPO Tweak)
   
Speak To Me (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:50) 120 BPM
Played by: FINGERMAN
OTW 5
05 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
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Moody (OPOLOPO Tweak)
   
Moody (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (6:42) 120 BPM
OTW 4
29 Oct 21
Deep House
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Dope High (OPOLOPO Tweak)
   
Dope High (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (5:58) 123 BPM
OTW 3
22 Oct 21
Funky/Club House
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Reworks, Vol 3
   
Envee - "Brotherman Pt.1" - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Corrado Bucci - "No One Can Stop Us" - (6:25) 120 BPM
Review: Man of the moment Felipe Gordon is in a rich vein of form right now, which each new week bringing a fresh batch of tracks or remixes. He's in the latter mode on Reworks, Volume 3, the latest volume in his ongoing series for Local Talk. He heads for 4AM heads-down territory on his fine revision of Marcel Vogel AKA EmVee's 'Brotherman Part 1', adding hazy, hypnotic riffs, sampled blues vocals and dazzling early morning synth stabs to a bass-heavy deep house beat. He channels the Colombian sunshine on track two, a colourful, retro-futurist house re-make of Corrado Bucci's 'No One Can Stop Us' that's full to bursting with bright piano riffs, tactile synth bass and sweaty, swinging drums.
BEER006C
15 Oct 21
Deep House
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Reworks Vol 2
   
Crackazat - "Silent Sing" (Felipe Gordon Latin rework) - (6:59) 126 BPM
   
Merrick - "The Scene" (feat Baxley - Felipe Gordon rework) - (6:30) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Having kick-started his new remix series with inspired re-rubs of tracks by Kyodai and Fish Go Deep, man of the moment Felipe Gordon has now turned his attention to cuts from Crazkazat and Merrick. His revision of the former's 'Silent Sling' is undeniably inspired, with heady Latin percussion, jazzy keys and Motor City techno chords rising above rolling house beats and a heavy, mind-altering bassline. It's basically Latin deep house re-imagined for the 21st century, and that's no bad thing. There's more of a swinging, loose-limbed feel to his version of Merrick's 'The Scene', which the Colombian producer re-imagines as a bumpin', stab-happy affair full of raw analogue bass, dreamy pads and electronic jazz-funk flourishes.
BEER006B
01 Oct 21
Deep House
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Testify (OPOLOPO Tweak)
OTW 1
24 Sep 21
Funky/Club House
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Reworks, Vol 1
   
Kyodai - "Breaking" (Felipe Gordon Latin Jazz rework) - (8:39) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fish Go Deep - "Off Script" (Felipe Gordon rework) - (6:58) 124 BPM
Review: Not content with delivering some of the most inspired original productions of the year (see his EPs on Shall Not Fade for starters), jazz-funk loving deep house star Felipe Gordon has now decided to showcase his talents as a remixer. He begins his first Reworks EP for Local Talk by taking on Kyodai's 'Breaking', delivering a fine revision that adds rubbery bass guitar, tight organ stabs, short vocal snippets and waves of delay-laden jazz piano solos to a rolling deep house groove. Gordon veers deeper into jazz-house territory on the accompanying remix of Fish Go Deep's 'Off Script', making the most of snaking clarinet and sax lines, sparkling synth stabs and a quality broken house beat. In a word: superb.
BEER006A
17 Sep 21
Deep House
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Gotta Work (Trev Remixes)
   
Gotta Work (Trev remix) - (5:49) 127 BPM
   
Gotta Work (Trev's dub mix) - (5:51) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Something of an enigmatic legend within the Swedish soul digging scene, Envee - aka Maciej Golinski (aka Ukokos) - gets the rework on Local Talk via a set of Trev remixes. Featuring fine house vocalist Nick Sinckler, Trev throws down two mixes with a dub vibe that perfectly settles the vocals in a B-side track reminiscent of Jacques Renault on fire back in the day. Full of misty, rainbow-kissed themes and sweet delay effects, you can tip your hat toward Trev's broken beat, future deep house style. Giving the original a slightly techier makeover in the lead remix, Trev works the soul angle this time around while pushing the track's peak time, US garage accessibility to the front. Gotta work.
LT 114B
30 Jul 21
Breakbeat
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Gotta Work
   
Gotta Work (2020 mix) - (6:25) 127 BPM
   
Gotta Work (1st Take) - (6:52) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
LT114A
30 Jul 21
Funky/Club House
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4Real (Crackazat Remixes)
   
4Real (Crackazat remix) - (5:03) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
4Real (Crackazat instrumental remix) - (5:03) 122 BPM
LT113B
23 Jul 21
Funky/Club House
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Dopewise
   
Dopewise - (3:39) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Searching For Gold - (4:29) 65 BPM
LT 111B
09 Jul 21
Dub
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4Real
   
4Real (original mix) - (6:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
4Real (dub) - (6:19) 120 BPM
   
4Real (edit) - (4:14) 120 BPM
Review: Mad Mats & Tooli's ever reliable Local Talk imprint out of Sweden returns this week with a new one by Brighton's Luke Fono, who last appeared on our radar a while back with his terrific track "Telephone" with Buddha Kid. His offering here is the ultra deep mood music of "4Real" featuring an evocative vocal by BB James. With its breezy neon-lit chords and swung garage rhythms, it is the perfect backdrop to James' vocals and will appeal to fans of Kaidi Tatham or 4hero. There's also a handy dub and edit featured for all the DJs out there.
LT 113A
02 Jul 21
Deep House
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Diamant Noir (Playin' 4 The City Mix)
   
Diamant Noir (Playin' 4 The City mix) - (7:20) 125 BPM
LT 115B
25 Jun 21
Funky/Club House
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Diamant Bleu (Parisian Soul Mix)
LT 115A
07 May 21
Deep House
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Keep On EP
   
Keep On (original mix) - (6:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep On (6 A.M dub mix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
LT 112B
09 Apr 21
Deep House
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Breaking Dub
   
Breaking Dub (original mix) - (5:32) 122 BPM
Played by: Juno Download
Review: Having released a debut album in 2017 via the GAMM label, Riddim Research Lab reveals itself again as some kind of enigmatic dub tribe with a curveball release finding its way to Swedish label Local Talk. This we can assume comes through Berlin duo Kyodai - who have collaborated with the likes of Basic Soul Unit, Mule Musiq, Freerange and Local Talk before. Together the pair deliver a largely instrumental number, strummed and dubbed out by warmer reggae vibes, a touch of disco and that tropicana flavour oozing from those sweet splashes of space echo and guitar. Get yer dubs, Local Talk.
LT 111A
02 Apr 21
Deep House
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Potion For Love EP
   
Potion For Love (Never Give It Up) (original mix) - (7:53) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Potion For Love (L.A. Spacefunk dub) - (5:26) 120 BPM
Review: L'Aroye is Thomas Arroyo, a DJ and producer from Paris who is now living in Brighton. He's had some releases previously for the likes of Visions Inc., Tiff's Joints and Magic Black. He is back for another appearance on Mad Mats & Tooli's ever reliable Local Talk imprint with this one titled "Keep On" featuring two tracks that go down separate paths. The deep, evocative and altogether spiritual energy of the title track captures the very best elements of legends such as Kerri Chandler or Ron Trent, while the 6 A.M dub mix is a worthy addition too. On this version he streamline the groove for DJ use in fine fashion.
LT 112A
19 Mar 21
Deep House
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The Moon Dance
   
The Moon Dance (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
LT 109B
29 Jan 21
Deep House
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Talking House Vol 9
Various
   
Coflo & Lee Wilson - "Fool For You" (Coflo's Fux Wit It mix) - (7:42) 123 BPM
   
Soulphiction - "Niederbeat Gospel Dub" (original mix) - (9:23) 122 BPM
   
Anthony Nicholson & Mark De Clive-Lowe - "Another Story" (original mix) - (8:24) 120 BPM
   
Urban Sound Lab Presents Miss Yankey - "One Less" (Main Send) - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Opolopo - "Loose Limbs" (original mix) - (6:03) 118 BPM
   
Vick Lavender - "Shifting Gears" (Vick Lavender's Time Traveler mix) - (11:48) 122 BPM
   
Felipe Gordon & Kear - "Son Esquivias" (original mix) - (6:57) 121 BPM
   
Shaka - "New Relationship" (original mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
   
Coflo - "Lux" (Coflo's extended mix) - (7:38) 122 BPM
   
Soulphiction - "U'll Like It" (original mix) - (5:37) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Local Talk's packed release schedule means that keeping up with the label's releases can be tough. Happily, founders Mad Mats and Tooli found a solution long ago: the best-of style Talking House compilation series, which here notches up its 11th instalment. Packed to the rafters with high-quality deep, dusty, jazzy and soul-fired house, the collection's highlights are plentiful. Our picks include the hazy gospel-house hustle of Soulphiction's 'Niederbeat Gospel Dub', the jazzy Afro-house warmth of 'One Less (Main Send)' by Urban Sound Lab presents Miss Yankey, the extra-percussive, organic deep house positivity of Vick Lavender's spacey 'Shifting Gears', the bruk-up breeze that is Anthony Nicholson and Mark De Clive-Lowe's 'Another Story', and the sunset-ready, bossa-house breeze of Shaka's'New Relationship'.
LTP 009
22 Jan 21
Deep House
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Never Found Love
   
Never Found Love (Amen mix) - (6:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Never Found Love (original mix) - (8:02) 120 BPM
LT 109A
25 Dec 20
Deep House
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From The Vaults (The Remixes Vol 4)
Various
   
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - "Rising" (Ron Trent remix) - (8:02) 122 BPM
   
DASCO - "Keep Movin'" (Anthony Nicholson Mediterranian Disco remix) - (8:32) 125 BPM
   
Coflo - "Lux" (Kaidi Tatham remix) - (6:49) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crackazat - "Holding You Close" (Waajeed remix - feat Ideeyah) - (5:54) 123 BPM
   
Trevor Lawrence Jr - "Tiptoe" (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul remix) - (6:45) 123 BPM
   
Coflo & Lee Wilson - "Fool For You" (Coflo's Fux Wit It mix) - (7:42) 123 BPM
   
Soulphiction - "Beehive" (Jamie 3:26 Windy City Bump) - (6:32) 123 BPM
   
DASCO - "African Power" (Trinidadiandeep remix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
   
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - "Mission" (Jaxx Madicine remix) - (7:11) 125 BPM
   
Art Of Tones - "I Just" (Can't Get Over It - Terrence Parker remix) - (7:27) 121 BPM
Review: Over the years, Local Talk bosses Mad Mats and Tooli have proved to be shrewd operators when it comes to commissioning remixes. As a result, the label's vaults are full of killer re-rubs, as this fourth collection of reworked highlights proves. Beginning with an inspired Ron Trent jazz-dance revision of Kyoto Jazz Sextet's 'Rising', the set smoothly moves between life-affirming, musically rich Latin house (Anthony Nicholson reworking DASCO), jazz-funk flavoured 4/4 smoothness (Kaidi Tatham tweaking Coflo), soul-fired organic house jazziness (Waajeed remixing Crackazat), analogue-rich late might hypnotism (a show-stopping Jamie 3:26 re-wire of Soulphiction) and sunset-ready tropical house (TRinidadiandeep's inspired re-frame of DASCO's 'African Power').
LTP 010
25 Dec 20
Deep House
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Speak To Me (James L'Estraunge Orchestra Remix)
LT 110B
27 Nov 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Speak To Me
   
Speak To Me (original mix) - (7:43) 120 BPM
Played by: The Revenge
LT 110A
20 Nov 20
Deep House
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Sickla
   
Loose Limbs - (6:03) 118 BPM
   
Chocolate Liquorice - (6:35) 119 BPM
   
Moonwalk - (8:25) 122 BPM
   
You Can Make It (feat Pete Simpson) - (6:42) 118 BPM
   
Triplet Limp - (4:34) 119 BPM
   
Silkworms - (5:08) 120 BPM
   
Chimera On A Leash - (6:02) 120 BPM
   
Crab Sticks - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Sluggard - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Magnetopause - (5:40) 120 BPM
   
Sickla Quay Coasting - (7:36) 122 BPM
Review: First released via a trilogy of EPs, Sickla is Peter 'Opolopo' Major's first album in five years. As befitting an artist famed for the soulfulness, aural colour and expansive musicality of his productions, the set's X tracks are piled high with infectious rhythms, organic instrumentation, vibrant synth sounds and electric piano solos so jazzy they could have been the work of Herbie Hancock. Musically, the album is rooted in deep house, jazz-funk, boogie and dancefloor soul, bult also includes nods towards broken beat, Latin house and head-nodding downtempo beats. It's a stunning, sparkling set all told, and easily Major's most accomplished and enjoyable work to date.
LTCD 014
30 Oct 20
Deep House
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Theme From The Riverwalk
   
Theme From The Riverwalk (original mix) - (7:25) 122 BPM
   
New Relationship (original mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Theme From The Riverwalk (dub) - (5:18) 122 BPM
   
New Relationship (dub) - (6:04) 120 BPM
Review: Local Talk's latest recruit Shaka (real name Kurt Spichiger) is something of an unsung hero - a Swiss house producer who has periodically served up deep and seductive slabs of musical goodness since the mid 1990s. His first EP for Mad Mats and Tooli naturally has a classic feel, with title track 'Theme From Riverwalk' layering luscious electric piano motifs and spacey chords atop a bouncy groove rich in tough drums, jazzy synth-bass and hazy, US garage style organ stabs. He opts for a far jazzier and more uplifting sound on 'New Relationship', where fluid piano solos and sparkling, Herbie Hancock style jazz-funk synths rise above a jaunty Latin-house groove. Both tracks come accompanied by solid, club-focused Dub mixes.
LT 106
16 Oct 20
Deep House
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Sickla Part 3
   
Chimera On A Leash - (6:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crab Sticks - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Magnetopause - (5:40) 120 BPM
   
Sickla Quay Coasting - (7:36) 122 BPM
Review: There's something of a stylistic shift from Opolopo here, as he tones down his usual broken beat/nu-jazz/Afro leanings and instead serves up four cuts that can best be described as late 70s/early 80s jazz-funk viewed through a deep/disco house filter. There are floors out there where these will make great warm-up material, and others where they'll create memorable peaktime 'moments', but either way there's no doubting the quality of the production. The meandering Rhodes on 'Crab Sticks' make it the standout for this reviewer, but it's a close-run thing because there's not a duff cut in sight!
LTLP 015
09 Oct 20
Deep House
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Sickla (Part 2)
   
Silkworms - (5:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Triplet Limp - (4:34) 119 BPM
   
The Sluggard - (5:42) 118 BPM
Review: Given that Peter Major AKA Opolopo has a proven track record of making inspired, hard-to-pigeonhole dance music awash with colour and soul, Local Talk's recent announcement that they're releasing a series of EPs from him is very good news indeed. There's naturally much to get the blood pumping and the juices flowing on this second (of three) EPs, from the carnival-ready Latin percussion, Roy Ayers-esque jazz-funk instrumentation and sparkling synthesizer melodies of opener "Silkworms", to the Rhodes-heavy, organic jazz-house lusciousness of closing cut "The Sluggard". Sandwiched in between you'll find the oddly swung but undeniably brilliant jazz-funk jam "Triplet Limp". In a word: essential!
LTLP 014
18 Sep 20
Deep House
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Fool For You
   
Fool For You (original mix) - (7:42) 122 BPM
   
Fool For You (Coflo's Fux Wit It mix) - (7:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fool For You (instrumental mix) - (7:42) 122 BPM
LT 108
04 Sep 20
Deep House
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Sickla Part 1
   
Loose Limbs - (6:03) 118 BPM
   
Chocolate Liquorice - (6:35) 119 BPM
   
Moonwalk - (8:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Can Make It (feat Pete Simpson) - (6:42) 118 BPM
Review: Four cuts from Opolopo here that plough exactly the kind of deep, soulful, jazzy furrow we've come to expect. 'Loose Limbs' gets the ball rolling and has something of a late 70s/early 80s jazz-funk feel - if you know who Mike Mandel or Wilbert Longmire are, you'll dig this one for sure! Take the same recipe, stir in a little Afro-house flava in the drums department and you'll end up with 'Chocolate Liquorice', while 'Moonwalk' comes on like Dave Lee in his most dreamy, spaced-out moments and 'You Can Make It' takes us closer to straight-up soul territory.
LTLP 013A
28 Aug 20
Deep House
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One Less
   
One Less (Main Send) - (6:17) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
One Less (instrumental) - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
One Less (dub Send) - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
One Less (One-A-Pella) - (4:11) 150 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, Dave Mathmos
LT 107
26 Jun 20
Deep House
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24/7 Love Affair VIP Edition
   
Niederbeat Gospel Dub - (9:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feelin' Good Version - (5:01) 124 BPM
Review: Last year Local Talk offered up Soulphiction's latest album (his first for almost ten years), a superb, soul-fired set of bluesy, sample-rich deep house treats. Here they complete the package via a "VIP Edition" single featuring a brand new cut and a previously unheard revision of album highlight "Feelin' Good". The simply titled "Version" mix of that (track two on this digital edition) is delicious, with the Philpot founder layering expansive piano motifs and dizzying solos over skippy, U.S garage-influenced beats and a warm, toasty bassline. Arguably even better though is the fresh cut, "Niederbeat Gospel (Dub)". Living up to its title, the track is a thickset chunk of bluesy gospel house dustiness built around swinging beats, beefy bass and layered vocal samples from a crackly old gospel recording.
LT 104
12 Jun 20
Deep House
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For A Bright & Acid Future
   
Felipe Gordon - "For A Bright & Acid Future" - (7:35) 123 BPM
   
Felipe Gordon & Kear - "Son Esquivias" - (6:57) 121 BPM
   
Felipe Gordon - "My Clicking Fuzzed Personality" - (7:50) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Colombian producer Felipe Gordon's profile has risen considerably over the last 18 months, with rock solid releases on Quintessentials, Toy Tonics, Razor 'N' Tape Reserve and Exploited Ghetto only enhancing his credentials. Now some of his tracks have been snaffled up by another highly regarded imprint, the bastion of quality house that is Local Talk. Title track "For A Bright & Acid Future" hits the spot from the word go, with Gordon wrapping twisted, rough-neck acid lines around a bustling backing track rich in fuzzy synth stabs, jazzy bass guitar and crunchy beats. Kear lends a hand on the sun-kissed, soft focus brilliance of jazz-funk/Jazz/deep Latin house fusion of "Son Esquivias", before Gordon goes solo via the woozy, summery and squelchy deep house lusciousness of "icking Fuzzed Personality".
LT 105
29 May 20
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Talking House Vol 8
Various
   
DASCO - "African Power" (original mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Opolopo - "You Can Make It" (feat Pete Simpson - original mix) - (6:43) 118 BPM
   
Wipe The Needle - "Enchanted" (feat Alex Lattimore - original mix) - (8:21) 123 BPM
   
Soulphiction - "Beehive" (Classic mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Alton Miller - "Afro Grey" (original mix) - (6:59) 122 BPM
   
Boddhi Satva - "Together" (Main mix) - (5:18) 120 BPM
   
Envee - "Brotherman" (Part 2 - dub) - (4:01) 124 BPM
   
Art Of Tones - "The Rainbow Song" (Crackazat rework) - (7:03) 120 BPM
   
MLiR & Arnau Obiols - "Lajbans" (original mix) - (9:09) 124 BPM
   
Zepherin Saint - "Blue Moon" (original mix) - (5:11) 124 BPM
   
Turbojazz - "Two" (original mix) - (7:34) 124 BPM
   
Art Of Tones - "Have Fun For A Little" (original mix) - (4:34) 120 BPM
Review: Local Talk's periodic round-up of classic cuts from the label's bulging back catalogue returns for an eighth time, with imprint founders Mad Mats and Tooli gathering together a predictably fine selection of tracks. Most bases are covered - house-wise, at least - from trumpet-laden Afro-house brilliance (Dasco's "African Power"), and ultra-soulful, Atjazz-esque broken house deepness (Wipe The Needle's super-smooth "Enchanted"), to "French Kiss"-inspired house hypnotism (Soulphiction's "Believe"), 21st century jazz-funk/deep house fusion (Crackazat's fine rework of Art of Tones' "The Rainbow Song") and ultra-deep, Nina Simone-sampling dancefloor bliss (Emvee's "Brotherman"). In a word: essential.
LTP008D
22 May 20
Deep House
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Lux Remixes
   
Lux (Coflo's extended mix) - (7:38) 122 BPM
   
Lux (Kaidi Tatham remix) - (6:49) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lux (Coflo's mix) - (7:56) 122 BPM
   
Lux (radio mix) - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Lux (Kaidi Tatham dub) - (6:59) 122 BPM
Review: Given his roots in San Francisco's Bay Area, it's perhaps unsurprising that COFLO makes warm, gently breezy and sun-kissed music that joins the dots between the hippyish, dub-flecked deep house of Dubtribe Soundsystem and jazz-funk fired broken beat. His latest single, "Lux", is a particularly good example of his tactile and wavy fusion of styles, particularly in the EP-opening "Extended Mix" form (which also includes some tidy Latin percussion). The Latin, deep house and jazz-funk influences also come to the fore on "Coflo's Mix", while the rock solid vocal and dub revisions by Kaidi Tatham are more house-flavoured than you may expect, even if they do boast the kind of colourful jazz-funk synthesizer flourishes we've come to expect from the 2000 Black artist.
LT 098D
24 Apr 20
Deep House
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Shifting Gears
   
Shifting Gears (Vick Lavender's Time Traveler mix) - (11:48) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Here In Spirit Sid (Vick Lavender's Spirit & Life mix) - (10:54) 117 BPM
Review: Vick Lavender in the house and it smells good! Shifting up the gears is Local Talk, the Swedish label celebrating its second record of the year with two epic, jazzy and melodic throw downs of undeniable house instrumentation. Deep and soulful, penetrating tribal dance drums hold down the rhythm track in Rick Lavender's "Here In Spirit Sid" that sees all matter of keys, strings, horns and bells light up its 11-minute count. Equal to that is Lavender's bassline driven hoochimama "Shifting Gears". Exotic cocktail tropicana seduction to turn you loose!
LT 101
20 Mar 20
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Yeah-Yeah/Another Story
   
Yeah-Yeah - (8:31) 126 BPM
   
Another Story - (8:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you like your deep house on the soulful, jazzy and dreamy side then you're in for a treat with this two-track EP, which sees Prescription veteran Nicholson teaming up with in-demand keyboardist de Clive-Lowe. 'Yeah Yeah' sadly isn't a Georgie Fame/Matt Bianco cover but instead a freeform excursion that uses filtered piano chords as the foundation for an ultra-jazzy workout with shufflin' drums and a wigged-out (Farfisa?) organ line, while 'Another Story', with its squelchy bassline and gently tinkling ivories, is perhaps more one for late-night play than the dancefloor, but equally impressive. A fine team-up from two very respected players.
LT 0103
31 Jan 20
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You Can Make It
   
You Can Make It (feat Pete Simpson) - (6:43) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Can Make It (instrumental) - (6:43) 118 BPM
   
Lamprey Love (Bouncy mix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
   
Lamprey Love (original mix) - (5:15) 117 BPM
LT 097
06 Dec 19
Deep House
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24/7 Love Affair
   
U'll Like It (original mix) - (5:37) 119 BPM
   
Luv Yaselves (original mix) - (4:23) 122 BPM
   
Jus Listen (original mix) - (4:16) 120 BPM
   
24-7 Love Affair (original mix) - (6:07) 124 BPM
   
The Mood (original mix) - (5:38) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
80s Standard (original mix) - (5:16) 123 BPM
   
A Freak (original mix) - (4:17) 121 BPM
   
Good Night Ema (original mix) - (2:48) 90 BPM
   
Smurfin (original mix) - (5:17) 98 BPM
   
Blueprint (original mix) - (4:27) 123 BPM
   
Beehive (HiPhife mix) - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Raw Track (original mix) - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
Feelin Good (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Soul Power (original mix) - (2:37) 93 BPM
   
Opium Den Xylo Lessons (original mix) - (3:15) 131 BPM
   
Work That (original mix) - (6:14) 107 BPM
   
Thanks For Listening (original mix) - (2:02) 101 BPM
Review: We were rather astonished to discover that "24/7 Love Affair" is Michael Baumann's first album as Soulphiction for 11 years. We were a little less surprised to find that it's superb. In fact, we'd go as far as to say that it could be considered a "best practice" example of the kind of loose, sample-heavy, soul-fired deep house that is all the rage right now. Yet the album's epic length - it comprises no less than 17 tracks - also allows Baumann to mix it up a little too, with a swathe of ocean-deep club jams being joined by search diversions as the morning-fresh broken beat loveliness of "Jus Listen", the stomping disco-funk of "The Mood", the bustling breakbeats of "A Freak" and the blazed instrumental hip-hop of "Good Night Ema".
LTCD 013
29 Nov 19
Deep House
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