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Fueled by a shared passion for house music, Local Talk emerged onto the scene in early 2011. The driving force behind the label is the powerhouse duo of Mad Mats (renowned DJ and club promoter of Raw Fusion/GAMM) and Tooli (celebrated DJ from Stockholm's nightlife, known for his acclaimed 24:HRS parties and blog). Local Talk serves as their platform to champion their deep love for the genre.
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Keep Your Sound Raw EP
After All - (6:35) 122 BPM Hot
Again & Again - (6:24) 121 BPM
We Can Do - (3:24) 120 BPM
My Life - (6:22) 124 BPM
Review: Under the Subsonique alias, Frank Lotz has spent much of the last two decades delivered hip-hop beats and downtempo workouts. Lately he's returned to his house roots, though, and here pops up on one of Europe's most cultured deep house stables, Mad Mats and Tooli's popular Local Talk label. Check first the saucer-eyed, turn-of-the-90s ambient house nostalgia of 'After All', where sunrise-ready chords, ambient techno melodies and loon bird samples ride a swinging deep house groove, before admiring the skippy beats and vintage US garage influences of 'Again & Again'. 'We Can Do' is tactile deep house with a snappy broken beat rhythm, while 'My Life' is a joyous, string-laden excursion that sounds like a loved-up dancefloor anthem in the making.
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LT 151
31 May 24
Funky/Club House
People Pleaser / Make Your Mind Up
People Pleaser - (6:22) 122 BPM
Make Your Mind Up - (6:19) 124 BPM Hot
Review: Rawson and Jackson were amongst a new wave of label signings showcased on Local Talk's epic 13 Years Later compilation (2023), which acted as both a retrospective and a teaser of things to come. Here the little-known pair drop what appears to be their debut single - for Mad Mats and Tooli's house imprint, at least - and serve up a couple of undeniably accomplished house jams. Lead cut 'People Pleaser' lives up to its name by wrapping disco style synth strings and sparkling piano motifs around a rubbery bassline and classic-sounding house beats. 'Make Your Mind Up', meanwhile, moves between dreamy, near-Balearic breakdowns and breezy, soul-flecked house grooves that look to the mid 1990s for inspiration.
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LT 148
03 May 24
Funky/Club House
Second Life EP, Pt. 2
Not Jazz - (5:53) 125 BPM
Faubourg - (6:45) 126 BPM Hot
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LT145B
04 Apr 24
Funky/Club House
Cry No More, The Rain
Toronto Hustle & Sean Roman - "The Rain" - (6:12) 122 BPM Hot
Sean Roman - "Cry No More" - (5:56) 126 BPM
Review: Two stalwarts of the Toronto house scene join forces with unsurprisingly classy results. Opener 'The Rain' is a stompy affair defined primarily by its prominent handclaps and gospel-style vocal: it's got energy to spare and if your feet aren't tapping to this, then you might want to double-check that you've actually got any. But it's 'Cry No More' that's the real killer, being a deep, rolling house workout sporting jazzy keys and two separate, sampled vocals: one a timestretched bite from The Supreme Jubilees' 1979 soul jam 'It'll All Be Over', the other male and spoken. Simply listing the elements involved doesn't really convey just what a quality cut this is, though, so check this one for sure!
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LT146B
22 Mar 24
Funky/Club House
Second Life EP, Pt. 1
Brooklyn Affair - (5:34) 122 BPM
Elaboritz - (3:56) 122 BPM Hot
Roll Call - (3:54) 100 BPM
Review: Brussells-based Krewcial (real name Pascal Garner) is famed for his original blends of disco and soulful house flavours, though on this Local Talk label debut he's tried something far more adventurous - specifically blending live jazz instrumentation and electronic house rhythms. It's a formula that works well, offering a tactile and pleasingly loose take on jazz-house that's far warmer and sunnier than most similar exercises. Check first 'Brooklyn Affair', where classic piano flourishes, jazzy guitar notes, dreamy pads and hip-hop vocal samples dance atop double bass and deep house beats, before admiring the jazz dancer-friendly bounce of 'Elaboritz'. Finally, he opts for a more authentic jazz-dance flex on 'Roll Call', whose spoken word vocal lists some of his most cherished musical heroes old and new.
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LT 145A
01 Mar 24
Funky/Club House
Brooklyn Heavy Hitters
BQE - (5:25) 124 BPM Hot
Can You Lie - (6:21) 126 BPM
Keep On - (6:09) 125 BPM
Dance With You - (6:28) 124 BPM
Review: New York native and Barcelona resident Ralph Session (real name Ralph Rodriguez) brings his brand of house "heavy hitters" to Local Talk for the first time. He begins a strong label debut with 'BQE', a thumpin', moody and sweat-soaked mix of Kenny Dope style drums, dark string stabs, wide-eyed vocal stabs and Horror movie chords, before creating spine-tingling sound worlds and hands-in-the-air moments on the grandiose brilliance of 'Can You Lie'. 'Keep On' is a jazzier and warmer slab of deep house goodness, while 'Dance With You' is a stab-happy late-night box jam that should appeal to all those who appreciate classic-sounding US deep house.
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LT 144
16 Feb 24
Funky/Club House
The Music Made Me Do It
The Music Made Me Do It (main mix) - (5:14) 123 BPM Hot
The Music Made Me Do It (dub mix) - (6:19) 123 BPM
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LT146A
09 Feb 24
Funky/Club House
Soul Train
Beloved - (6:56) 117 BPM
My Soul - (9:41) 131 BPM
Power To The People - (8:25) 126 BPM
Sunday In The Park - (8:02) 109 BPM Hot
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LT 143
29 Dec 23
Funky/Club House
When Love Comes Around
When Love Comes Around - (6:57) 120 BPM
Special Time - (5:29) 120 BPM
Roll Of Acid - (5:12) 124 BPM
Love You Mr. Brooklyn! (KS For You Dub) - (7:44) 126 BPM Hot
Review: Since making his debut on Mister Saturday Night a decade ago, Keita Sano has racked up releases on such esteemed imprints as Delusions of Grandeur, Let's Play House, 1080 and Spring Theory. Here the Berlin-based Japanese producer makes his bow on another admired house stable, Local Talk. He begins in typically sweat-soaked fashion via the breathless lo-fi house beats, cut-up vocal samples, hissing cymbals and rubbery slap-bass of 'When Love Comes Around', before opting for a more intergalactic sound on sci-fi house jam 'Special Time'. 'Roll of Acid' is a surging slab of lo-fi acid house insanity, while 'Love You Mr Brooklyn (KS For You Dub) is a bubbly, intoxicating and mind-mangling early morning stomper.
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LT 142
15 Dec 23
Funky/Club House
UNWU
UNWU (Don Kamares mix) - (5:21) 123 BPM Hot
UNWU (Don Kamares JazBruk mix) - (5:45) 123 BPM
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LT 141
01 Dec 23
Funky/Club House
Hip Hop / G'Head
Hip Hop (Rap mix) - (4:45) 115 BPM Hot
Hip Hop (Haus dub) - (4:19) 115 BPM
G'Head (LA mix) - (5:35) 122 BPM
G'Head (Boston dub) - (5:19) 122 BPM
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LT 132
24 Nov 23
Funky/Club House
Life Parts
Periods - (8:46) 123 BPM
Nature (Home Is Where I Am) - (7:45) 122 BPM Hot
Midnight Samba - (6:04) 122 BPM
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LT 140
17 Nov 23
Funky/Club House
Hifi Shades Of Grey
Shades Of Grey - (5:52) 124 BPM
Wheels Of Fortune - (5:49) 124 BPM Hot
Rise Up - (6:40) 126 BPM
Ace Of Spade - (5:21) 124 BPM
Review: If first-gen house and techno are your bag then don't sleep on this excellent EP from Oliver Siebert and Stefan Braatz, AKA Acid Jerks: it's got vintage flavas seeping from every pore. The EP opens with 'Shades Of Grey', which combines Detroitian strings and a 'French Kiss'-like bass throb. 'Wheels Of Fortune' and 'Rise Up' then look to early Chi-town deep house from the likes of Ron Trent and Larry Heard for inspiration, before 'Ace Of Spade' plays us out and finally answers the question, "What would acid house sound like it had been invented AFTER the Jet and Zip effects on Pioneer DJ kit?". Jack your body!
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LT 139
17 Nov 23
Funky/Club House
1990-Ish - The 90S House Sound On Local Talk, Pt. 2
Various
Sean McCabe - "It's My Life" (Sean's 6am dub) - (6:55) 122 BPM
Fulbert - "I Like It" (original mix) - (7:36) 123 BPM
DJ Steaw - "I Want" (original mix) - (7:20) 122 BPM
Dirtytwo - "Moody" (original mix) - (10:18) 120 BPM
Lee Webster - "Wax Your Body" (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
Chesus - "Newark" (original mix) - (5:35) 122 BPM
Willie Graff & Tuccillo - "Sunday Morning" (original mix) - (7:26) 121 BPM Hot
Deymare - "Keep On Movin" (original mix) - (4:50) 117 BPM
Art Of Tones - "Dirty Stories" (original mix) - (7:57) 121 BPM
Tom Noir - "Feel Me" (original mix) - (6:05) 124 BPM
Black Fan - "Dancin' Together" (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
Circulation - "The Return" (1997 mix) - (7:13) 124 BPM
Review: Local Talk's celebration of the '90s house-inspired corners of its now vast catalogue continues, with the much admired Swedish stable serving up 12 tidy tracks from a mixture of rising stars and scene stalwarts. It begins with the tactile, sunrise-ready wonder of Sean McCabe's '6AM Dub' of his own superb 'It's My Life', and ends with the densely layered, loop-powered disco-house rush of Circulation's 'The Return (1997 Mix)'; in between, you'll find an array of highlights including Dirtytwo's 'Moody' (an on-point Mood II Swing tribute), the deep, Italo-house style colour of Willie Graff and Tuccillo's 'Sunday Morning', the vintage Kerri Chandler-esque bump of Tom Noir's 'Feel Me' and the rolling warmth of Art of Tones' 'Dirty Stories'.
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ISH 007
27 Oct 23
Funky/Club House
1990-Ish - The 90S House Sound On Local Talk, Pt. 1
Various
Deymare - "1990" (original mix) - (5:14) 117 BPM
Mateo & Matos - "Maw Basics" (Gerd's Deep mix) - (7:04) 125 BPM
Laroye - "Keep On" (original mix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
Mike Sharon - "Can You Feel It" (original mix) - (6:48) 123 BPM Hot
John Mood - "A Basement Romance" (original mix) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Terrence Parker - "Unconditional" (original mix) - (7:19) 120 BPM
Kiko Navarro - "Dope High" (original mix) - (7:36) 123 BPM
Orazio Fantini - "To The Ball" (original mix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
Eric Ericksson - "Love It" (original mix) - (7:25) 123 BPM
Kyodai - "Breaking" (90s dub) - (5:43) 120 BPM
Sameed - "Spend (Money)" (original mix) - (7:00) 119 BPM
S3A - "Sleepness 909" (original mix) - (7:16) 122 BPM
Review: Local Talk has always been good at offering up themed compilations showcasing different aspects of the label's output. The latest, as the title suggests, offers up some seriously good nuggets - mostly made in recent times - that draw huge inspiration from house music of the 1990s. There's much to admire throughout the 12 tracks on show, from the undulating TB-303 bass, sparkling piano motifs and glassy-eyed pads of Deymare's '1990' and Gerd's terrific 'Deep Mix' of Mateo & Matos's Masters at Work tribute 'Maw Basics', to the organ-rich roll of Terrence Parker's 'Unconditional' and the breakbeat-driven deep house funkiness of Kiko Navarro's 'Dope High'. Kyodai's 'Breaking (90s Dub)', a mid-90s NYC meets New Jersey style gem, and S3A's breathless 'Sleepness 909', are also superb.
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ISH 005
29 Sep 23
Funky/Club House
Close To The Source
Close To The Source (original mix) - (5:30) 120 BPM
Close To The Source (Art Of Tones remix) - (6:14) 124 BPM Hot
Close To The Source (P.P.A. Warehouse dub) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Review: Dan Tenor-City and Tom Funk make their debut on Local Talk with their track Close To The Source - featuring bumps from seasoned nightlife veteran Ricoh, aka Paradise Garage, Body & Soul and 718 Sessions legend. With looped strings that evoke memories of a true Moodymann classic, "Close To The Source" blends the raw essence of 70s disco and funk with the early sounds of '80s proto-house and free wheelin' jazz. The ceilings aren't drippin' with this one but it's hot hot hot. French act Art Of Tones somewhat dub out the original and dust up the beats while allowing the pianos to run wild - whereas the P.P.A Warehouse dub delves into classic deep house territory that's heavy on the bass and pumping in rhythm, allowing fat grooves to hold down the jazz tropes, and rhode keys to boot.
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LT 137
11 Aug 23
Funky/Club House
Jack-Ish By Tooli
Various
Theo Walbeck - "Freek Tool" (original mix) - (6:04) 126 BPM Hot
Dale Howard - "In Out" (original mix) - (8:23) 122 BPM
Timmy P - "What You Sayin" (Chesus Oh! remix) - (5:58) 120 BPM
C.R.S.T. - "Monster Munch" (feat The Organ Grinder - original mix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
Adesse Versions - "The Light" (original mix) - (5:34) 124 BPM
Shane Linehan - "Do You Know Who You Are" (original mix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
Cuthead - "Fuck That Shit" (original mix) - (5:10) 120 BPM
Atjazz - "Fox Tooth" (Kaytronik Floss dub) - (6:29) 124 BPM
Hade & Gutta - "Nothing Wrong" (original mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
Colman Buckley - "No Dice" (original mix) - (6:48) 120 BPM
Orazio Fantini - "On Hold" (original mix) - (5:56) 124 BPM
Wil Maddams - "Tell Me" (original mix) - (5:44) 120 BPM
Review: Given the title, and artwork that pays homage to the 'House Sound of Chicago' comps, you'd be forgiven for expecting this to be an album full of slavish recreations of late 80s acid house - but you'd be wrong. That's not to say there aren't plenty of 808/909 beats and squelchin' 303s contained herein, because there are - in places. But 'Jack-Ish' has far more to offer than simple pastiche, because there are also nods to the rave era (check the vox on 'Monster Munch'), to the speed garage days (Theo Walbeck's opener even biting Jodeci's 'Freak 'N' You', the MK mix of which helped birth the style), to Chicago's Cajual/Relief-led 'second wave' (Cuthead's 'Fuck That Shit') and more. This is a love letter, in other words, not to a brief moment 35 years ago, but to house music more generally in all its wild, wonderful jacking glory. And you need it in your life.
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ISH 004
23 Jun 23
Funky/Club House
Styrax (Zed Bias 2-Step Remix)
Styrax (original mix) - (4:15) 123 BPM
Styrax (2-Step remix) - (5:29) 130 BPM Hot
Review: Coming up next from the fabulously innovative Local Talk team, we have a wicked 2 track display of sumptuous summer-driven brilliance, showcasing the stunning sounds of Envee with a pair of vibrant creations. We open up with the jazz-infused arrangement and glittering backdrops of 'Styrax', a gorgeous display of sonic colour, working together moogish bassline action with progressive keys and potent drum chops for a joyous journey into sound. On the flip to this, we see a legend get to work as Zed Bias steps in for a fun-fuelled remix, overhauling the track into a skippy garage number, perfect for barbeque season as the summer sun beats down. Awesome work!
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LT 133
16 Jun 23
UK Garage
Love's Gonna Get You (Hugo LX Remix)
Love's Gonna Get You (Hugo LX remix) - (6:34) 125 BPM
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LT130B
09 Jun 23
Funky/Club House
Massilia
I'm Dying Up Here - (4:30) 124 BPM Hot
We Gotta Try - (5:42) 129 BPM
Le Petit Bar Du Coin De La Rue - (4:54) 127 BPM
Pente Glissante - (5:09) 124 BPM
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LT 138
02 Jun 23
Funky/Club House
Let It Go
Laroye & Abi Flynn - "Beauty In Motion" (original mix) - (5:23) 117 BPM
Let It Go (feat Javonntte - original mix) - (5:54) 125 BPM
People Out There (You Gotta Do Whatcha Wanna Do) (original mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Laroye & Jerry Clavier - "Grateful" (original mix) - (5:42) 118 BPM
Potion For Love (Never Give It Up) (original mix) - (7:53) 118 BPM Hot
Keep On (original mix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
Get Down (feat Polose - original mix) - (6:40) 122 BPM
Get Down (The Moonfunk dub) - (4:51) 120 BPM
Review: Those who like musically expansive, jazz-funk influenced deep house loveliness should already be aware of Thomas Laroye's slim but impressive catalogue, which includes notable outings on Freerange and Atjazz Record Co. Here the French producer delivers his debut album, an inspired eight-track set that perfectly encapsulates the summery, sun-soaked excellence of his work. Expect soulful songs, broken house beats, kaleidoscopic jazz-funk and boogie synths, mazy instrumental solos and audible references to classic U.S garage and New Jersey house. Highlights include (but are in no way limited to) Javontte hook-up 'Let It Go', the shuffling samba-house flex of 'People Out There', the Kaidi Tatham-esque 'Grateful' and the synth solo-sporting heaviness of 'Get Down (The Moonfunk Dub)'.
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LTCD 018
26 May 23
Funky/Club House
Love's Gonna Get You
Love's Gonna Get You (Art Of Tones remix) - (6:33) 125 BPM
Love's Gonna Get You (Main vocal mix) - (6:15) 124 BPM Hot
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LT 130A
19 May 23
Funky/Club House
Sum Luv (Zed Bias Remixes)
Sum Luv (2-Step mix full vocal version) - (6:18) 130 BPM Hot
Sum Luv (original version) - (3:36) 50 BPM
Sum Luv (Locally Talking 3nv33 mix) - (7:50) 118 BPM
Sum Luv (2-Step mix radio version) - (3:46) 130 BPM
Sum Luv (2-Step mix instrumental) - (6:18) 130 BPM
Review: Next up from Local Talk, a sweet foray into shuffling garage flavours as the legendary Zed Bias touches down for a spot of remix duty, overhauling Envee and Ania Szarmach's awesome 'Sum Love' original. First up, we explore the full 2-Step mix, giving the vocal a ghostly new backdrop to navigate through, flanked by bubbling bass pulses and jittery melodic flickers, before taking a quick listen to the original version. We then explore the more dramatic melodic switch ups and glistening harmonic layerings of the Locally Talking 3nv33 mix, before diving into both the radio and instrumental mixes to round off. A good old fashioned garage remix pack, what more could you ask for?
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LT 129
19 May 23
UK Garage
Grateful
Grateful (original mix) - (5:42) 118 BPM
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LT131B
12 May 23
Funky/Club House
Let It Go
Let It Go (original mix) - (5:54) 125 BPM
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LT131A
21 Apr 23
Funky/Club House
13 Years Later, Pt. 2
Various
Wipe The Needle - "Light Years Away" - (7:24) 123 BPM Hot
James L'Estraunge Orchestra - "Broken Spells" - (8:07) 70 BPM
Coflo - "MidNight" - (8:50) 123 BPM
Damon Frost - "Dutty House" - (3:37) 120 BPM
Rico Herrera, Featuring Vimbai Mango & Filippo Guerrieri - "Changes" - (6:45) 125 BPM
Glenn Davis - "My Life And Yours" - (7:15) 124 BPM
Riddim Research Lab - "Lazy Organ Player Dub" - (3:17) 96 BPM
Caserta - "Stand Up" - (7:02) 124 BPM
Aurelius - "Sangue" - (4:35) 123 BPM
Review: On part two of the label's 13th anniversary compilation series, Local Talk bosses Tooli and Mad Mats serve up nine more previously unheard cuts from imprint artists and invited guests. As you'd expect given Local Talk's impressive track record, there's not a duffer in sight. After opening with a gorgeously warm, breezy and summery chunk of jazz-flecked electronic house by Wipe The Needle ('Light Years Away'), we're treated to an inspired mixture of sweaty, upbeat Latin jazz/house fusion (James L'Estrange Orchestra), speaker-bothering low-end wobblers (Damon Frost's accurately titled analogue jam, 'Dutty House'), piano-laden classic house excellence (Glenn Davis), dancefloor dub (Riddim Research Lab), Italian dream house revivalism (Aurelius), and much more besides.
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LTCD17B
14 Apr 23
Funky/Club House
Soulful-Ish By Mad Mats
Various
Coflo & Lee Wilson - "Fool For You" (original mix) - (7:42) 122 BPM
Claes Rosen - "Daydreaming" (original mix) - (5:43) 124 BPM
Luke Fono - "4Real" (feat BB James - Crackazat remix) - (5:03) 122 BPM
Tommy Rawson - "Brenda Done Died With No Name." (original mix) - (6:35) 118 BPM Hot
Art Of Tones - "The Same Thing" (original mix) - (8:18) 120 BPM
Envee - "Gotta Work" (feat Nick Sinckler - 2020 mix) - (6:25) 127 BPM
Ezel - "Get Down" (feat Tumelo - original mix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
Soul Renegades - "Speak To Me" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:50) 120 BPM
Moondance - "Never Found Love" (original mix) - (8:02) 120 BPM
Wipe The Needle - "Enchanted" (feat Alex Lattimore - original mix) - (8:21) 123 BPM
Review: Label co-founder Mad Mats is at the wheel of this handy 'introduction to the soulful side of Local Talk', as the collection's subtitle puts it. While much of the label's catalogue is imbued with some level of soulfulness, the tracks showcased here are particularly righteous, emotive and life-affirming. It oozes soul from start to finish, with the many highlights including (but in no way limited to), the sun-soaked, Latin-fired soulful house shuffle of Coflo and Lee Wilson's 'Fool For You', the early Mood II Swing style warmth of 'Daydreaming' by Claes Rosen, the gospel-fired drowsiness of Art of Tones ('The Same Thing'), the energy-packed piano house motifs of Emvee's 'Gotta Work' and a fine New Jersey garage-goes-deep house revision of Soul Renegades' 'Speak To Me' courtesy of OPOLOPO.
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LTISH 03
06 Apr 23
Funky/Club House
Bizzness (Live @ BIX)
Bizzness (Live @ BIX) (original mix) - (5:43) 117 BPM
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LT126A
23 Mar 23
Funky/Club House
13 Years Later, Pt. 1
Various
Soul Renegades - "Real Change" (original mix) - (7:14) 125 BPM
Shaka - "Got To Get Better" (original mix) - (7:04) 120 BPM
Alex Attias & Sohan Wilson - "Come Back To Me" (original mix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
Nico Lahs - "Happenstance" (original mix) - (5:51) 115 BPM
Laroye - "Get Down" (edit) - (4:47) 122 BPM Hot
ManooZ - "Piazza Della Liberta?" (original mix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Envee - "ELAM" (original mix) - (4:38) 126 BPM
Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk - "Open Destiny (Grace's Song)" (original mix) - (6:13) 124 BPM
Rawson And Jackson - "Where You Come From" (original mix) - (4:36) 112 BPM
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LTCD 17A
10 Mar 23
Funky/Club House
Deep-Ish
Various
Fish Go Deep - "Northern Reach" (original mix) - (7:27) 124 BPM
Atjazz - "Fox Tooth" (Atjazz Galaxy Aart dub) - (6:52) 121 BPM
Andreas Saag - "Wilderness" (dub) - (6:33) 124 BPM
Purple Velvet - "Breathin" (original mix) - (6:54) 113 BPM
Cle - "The Jam" (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM
Esa & Mervin Granger - "Mvk" (original mix) - (6:32) 123 BPM
Wil Maddams - "Handle The Change" (original mix) - (8:36) 118 BPM
Willie Graff & Tuccillo - "Misdirection" (original mix) - (7:10) 122 BPM
Kindimmer - "Shadow & Construction" (original mix) - (6:46) 118 BPM Hot
Fred Everything - "Brothers & Sisters" (AM Pacific remix) - (8:07) 120 BPM
The True Rebels - "Bitter Love" (original mix) - (6:21) 115 BPM
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ISH 002
24 Feb 23
Funky/Club House
Dileila Emergency Dub (Live @ BIX)
Dileila Emergency Dub (Live @ BIX) (original mix) - (5:58) 126 BPM
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LT126B
23 Feb 23
Funky/Club House
4U / 2gether
4U - (6:18) 116 BPM Hot
2gether - (5:05) 78 BPM
Played by: Milton Jackson
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LT 125
10 Feb 23
Funky/Club House
Quiet / Wait
Quiet - (7:36) 123 BPM Hot
Wait - (6:18) 123 BPM
Review: Regular collaborators Coflo asnd Lee Wilson are no strangers to Tooli and Mad Mats' Local Talk label; in fact, this two-tracker marks their third appearance on the esteemed Swedish house label. They begin with the deliciously warm and confidently soulful 'Quiet', where Wilson delivers an impeccably emotional lead vocal atop a bouncy Afro-house beat, jaunty bass, lively organ stabs and bubbly electronic motifs. Add in some bonus percussion and drum machine hits and you have a sublime slab of 21st century dancefloor soulfulness. On 'Wait', the pair opts for an even deeper and dreamier sound, with Wilson's distant-sounding vocals weaving in and out of undulating electronic melodies, ocean-deep pads and some sublime melodic flourishes.
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LT 128
03 Feb 23
Funky/Club House
Rainbows
Rainbows (Backside mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM Hot
Rainbows (original mix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
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LT 123
11 Nov 22
Funky/Club House
Jazzy-Ish By Mad Mats
Various
Munk - "Hot Medusa" (Kai Alce remix) - (5:49) 123 BPM
Jaxx Madicine - "Montreux" (original mix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
Zepherin Saint - "Blue Moon" (original mix) - (5:11) 124 BPM
Crackazat - "Coffee Time" (original mix) - (6:50) 117 BPM
Coflo - "Lux" (Kaidi Tatham remix) - (6:49) 122 BPM
Sameed - "Dusty Jazz" (original mix) - (5:53) 120 BPM
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - "Rising" (Ron Trent remix) - (8:02) 122 BPM
Prequel - "Freedom" (original mix) - (5:23) 120 BPM
Vick Lavender - "Shifting Gears" (Vick Lavender's Time Traveler mix) - (11:48) 122 BPM
Kiko Navarro - "Nea Kameni" (Glenn Underground Dance Fusion mix) - (7:30) 125 BPM Hot
Review: While Local Talk has always tended towards the deeper and more soulful end of the house spectrum, there's no denying the jazz chops of label co-founder Mad Mats and the imprint's penchant for jazzier house workouts. It makes perfect sense, then, that the Swedish DJ/producer would want to showcase that side of Local Talk's output with this tidy trawl through the back catalogue. It naturally contains a wealth of jazz-flecked, floor-friendly gems, with the many highlights including Vick Lavender's near 20-minute, Latin jazz-influenced 'Time Traveller Mix' of his own 'Shifting Gears', a deliciously warm, woozy and sub-heavy tweak of Coflo's 'Lux' courtesy of Kaidi Tatham, Kai Alce's 'St Germain does Detroit deep house' re-vision ofMunk's 'Hot Medusa' and Ron Trent's luscious take on 'Rising' by Kyoto Jazz Sextet.
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LTISH 01
14 Oct 22
Funky/Club House
Stevie's Groove (Soul Renegades Remix)
Stevie's Groove (Soul Renegades remix) - (6:39) 123 BPM
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LT124B
15 Jul 22
Funky/Club House
Stevie's Groove
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LT124A
08 Jul 22
Funky/Club House
The Bird's Eye View
The Bird's Eye View (original mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Played by: MANUEL COSTELA
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LT121B
01 Jul 22
Funky/Club House
Short Circuit
Short Circuit (original mix) - (6:55) 122 BPM
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LT121A
24 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
Moon Light (10th Anniversary Mixes)
Moon Light (10th Anniversary Mixes) (Kyodai rework) - (5:58) 115 BPM
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LT120B
17 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
Moon Shadow (10th Anniversary Mixes)
Moon Shadow (Joe 'Joaquin' Claussell remix) - (11:26) 124 BPM
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LT120A
10 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
That Cowbell Track
That Cowbell Track (original mix) - (4:53) 125 BPM
That Cowbell Track (dub) - (3:29) 125 BPM Hot
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LT118B
06 May 22
Funky/Club House
It's My World Ya Heard
It's My World Ya Heard - (7:20) 123 BPM Hot
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.
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LT117B
29 Apr 22
Deep House
Everything Is Good
Everything Is Good (original mix) - (3:16) 125 BPM
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LT118S
22 Apr 22
Funky/Club House
Everything Is Good
Everything Is Good (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
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LT118A
22 Apr 22
Funky/Club House
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 Hot
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".
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LT 117A
15 Apr 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
OPOLOPO Tweaks
Various
Jamie 326 & Masalo - "Testify" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:19) 122 BPM
Dirtytwo - "Moody" (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (6:42) 120 BPM Hot
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".
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LTCD 016
26 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
Speak To Me (OPOLOPO Tweak)
Speak To Me (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (7:50) 120 BPM
Played by: FINGERMAN
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OTW 5
05 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
Moody (OPOLOPO Tweak)
Moody (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (6:42) 120 BPM
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OTW 4
29 Oct 21
Deep House
Dope High (OPOLOPO Tweak)
Dope High (OPOLOPO Tweak) - (5:58) 123 BPM
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OTW 3
22 Oct 21
Funky/Club House
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