Emergency Delivery (Archie Hamilton remix) - (7:14) 126 BPM
Emergency Delivery (Politics Of Dancing remix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
Review: French house vet DJ Freddy steps up on Politics Of Dancing with a surefire party starter with "Emergency Delivery". From the disco blips to the snappy vocal slices, it's everything a peak time belter should be, marking the seasoned producer's first trip out in nearly 10 years in style. Archie Hamilton steps up for a sophisticated remix that subtly dubs out the original, while the Politics Of Dancing crew turn in a version that strips everything back to the rhythm core with a mean acid rub tooled up for the deeper end of the dance.
Review: Parisian pair Politics of Dancing have decided to celebrate the 5th birthday of their namesake record label by release a string of EPs containing unheard tracks from friends and contemporaries. Naturally they feature on "Part 1" with "Peace", a deliciously deep early morning workout that wraps dreamy pads and dubbed-out synthesizer riffs around an especially huggable electronic groove. There are naturally plenty of highlights elsewhere across the EP though. Check first Boris Werner's "Omar Coming", a chugging and bass-heavy affair rich in mind-altering electronic effects, funky bass and layered percussion, before gaping in wonder at the New York, mid-1990s vibes of Djebali and Stephan Bazbaz's "J'Adore". The contribution by Rowlandz, a thickset number that matches a chunky groove with jaunty Clavinet stabs and electric piano flourishes, is also luscious.
Review: French label Politics Of Dancing are back celebrating three years in the business (already!) with great releases by the likes of Lopaski, Carlos Sanchez and Two Diggers of Robsoul fame. There's a great cast on here to celebrate, with legends new school and old alike. Franck Roger's soulful, deep and uplifting "Night To Live", Berlin young gun Nick Beringer's deep swing on "Juicy Lucy", London underground hero James Barnsley's "Play The Game" and Senzala's "Spiral" too: which channels the early noughties tech house vibe of local legends D'julz or David Duriez. And there are many more highlights where they came from. Congrats!
Review: Politics Of Dancing continues celebrating its fifth anniversary with a cast of crucial house warriors keeping the flame burning bright. First up is Chris Stussy, who whips up an especially funky concoction with the bubbling "Monday 8th", before DJOKO and T Jacques dub things out in style with the swirling but thumping "Directions". The ever-prolific Michael James appears with "Solstice", a mystically tinged deep house bumper laden with zippy sound FX and sprinkled with subtly swung groove. Jamahr completes the set with "Underwater", a deep immersion bath of sound that edges towards classic techno while keeping the groove on the straight and narrow.