Review: Munich house hooligans Public Possession always impress with their discoveries of oddball balearic vibes that they unearth from Melbourne to Stockholm. It's over to the latter this time, with lo-fi techno merchant Samo DJ of Born Free fame teaming up with Japan's 5ive on "Some Song Teachers", a bleepy, bouncy and feelgood lo-fi house journey reminiscent of Jamal Moss' work and covered in all the right amounts of dust and grit that you've come to know these two hip producers in recent times. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for the wicked B side "Dilemma".
Review: Melbournian eccentric Bell Towers is back on Public Possession for the first time in 2018, carrying with him all the tools to turn your common-or-garden flat-pack bookcase into a portal to another dimension. In its EP opening "Dance Mix" form, "IKEA Hack" pits a druggy, chugging analogue machine groove against chiming melody lines, glossy synth-pop chords and twinkling piano lines that inspire the same kind of euphoria that most feel after leaving a branch of the well-known Swedish furniture chain. It's accompanied by the rather delicious, slow motion Chill Out Mix.
Always Down For You (Kris Baha remix) - (6:43) 118 BPM
Review: Hailing from Australia but based in East London, Rohan Bell-Towers has become one of the artists most readily-associated with Marvin and Valentino's Public Possession label. I'm Coming Up is the seventh PP release bearing the Bell-Towers name and the title cut sees him whipping up some forthright club tackle. There are plenty of sliced up soul-enriching samples licking about the jam, but the focus is on straight up house rhythms that scream out for peak time play. There's a more esoteric lilt at work on B-side cut "I'm Always Down For You", which slows things down a touch and works in some choice vocal choppery and a bassline to die for and is complemented by a remix from rising talent Kris Baha.
Review: Thanks to two previous EPs for Public Possession, we should all now know what to expect from ambient/electronica fusionist Obalski. "Wind-S" is somewhat typical of his work, with sweet, attractive synthesizer lines and spacey electronics fluttering around a gentle, spaced-out rhythm pattern. Beautiful and brilliant as it is, the track is not at all dancefloor focused. Those that want to dance - or shuffle, at least - are well catered for, though. Berlin-based house type Nick Hoppner does a brilliant job turning the track into a sweaty, humid, tropical techno treat on the flip, while the Mascaras Gentle Breeze Dub re-casts "Wind-S" as a throbbing, dub disco-influenced Balearic chugger.
Review: Bavarian hipster house hooligans Public Possession and their Serie compilation are here to combine music by label artists and friends, showcasing a broad spectrum of audio entertainment. Their brand spanking new Serie A features some great cuts: a trance inducing collage by Rhode & Brown entitled "Black Cardigan", a pop build up by label staples Tambien, Swede Mr. Tophat's homage to an almost forgotten communication medium (the answering machine!) and one damn heavy acid tool in the form of Obalski's "Achim" .