Review: Remarkably, Babert has now been serving up dancefloor treats for well over a decade. Along the way, he's released on a wide variety of well-regarded labels including Soulfuric Deep, Sleazy Deep, Nervous and Club Sweat. Here he adds another label to his CV via a first outing on Simma Black. He kicks things off with "Disco Duck", a sparkling, forthright and formidably funky affair that wraps filtered disco samples, warehouse-ready electronics and spoken word snippets around a chunky, speaker-bothering house groove. Equally as impressive is Rion S collaboration "Vision", a big room-focused bass-heavy bounce that's more muscular than a dedicated Gym bunny and infinitely more ripped. It's darker and more moody than the A-side, but every bit as funky.
Review: The Let's Play House White label is up and running with this disco-not-disco collaborative EP, and we have to say that we're digging each one of these five floor-melters. Badman Jacques Renault sets the gears in motion with the house-powered "Where Do We Go", all pianos and rolling beats, followed by Mr Guy and the slow, sample-heavy chugger called "Luv Magic" - check that bass! Jesse Rudoy leans to an ore string-led disco swagger with "What U Do", "Just Give Me Joy" by Elvin Tibideux is a heavy disco slinger with a groove that you could just leave on repeat for eternity, and Private Panther's "Desire" is the perfect blend between old and new thanks to its dusty house beats and winding guitar loops. Recommended and not to be underestimated!
Review: Veteran producer Pierre Demuir has largely impressed since resurrecting his career in 2013, in the process releasing a swathe of fine EPs for such labels as Farris Wheel, Nite Grooves, Great Lakes Audio, and Frosted Recordings. This solid three-tracker marks his first appearance on Simma Recordings' offshoot Simma Black. Given the title, it's little surprise to find that "The Roots of House" is a loose, groovy and funk-fuelled affair, with clear funk, soul and disco influences amongst the bumpin' beats, effects-laden guitar lines and righteous spoken word vocals. It's accompanied by a tasty, vocal-free Dub, and a dusty, sample-heavy deep house roller (think Andres with heavier bass) entitled "The Ghetto Mind".
Review: Here's Dennis Quin with a new LP of solid, summer-ready house magic on Simma Black. He's increasingly becoming a specialist in the field, and each one of these ten big room pumpers slides onto the CD with utter ease: we love the bumps and wobble of "Brainfreeze", the garage-leaning Chicago banger "Fake Fantasy", and the mighty hard house closer "I Feel So Good". This is pure heat for you to get your weekend nights ballin'.