Review: Milan based Take It Easy label and party is back. This third drop comes from label owners Dirty Channels, Bugsy and DJLMP with the addition of the historical Italian dj and Paradise Pizza's label owner Memoryman aka Uovo. After their big success "Watchin Out" and "Catch Me", Dirty Channels open the EP with an Afro-influenced sample stomper followed up by an afrobeat vocal tool by DJLMP. "I Wonder" brings some crackly Detroit atmosphere by Memoryman aka Uovo. "Pomiri Dan" completes the set, percussive sample stomper by Bugsy on his first appearance on the label.
Review: Following up a killer inaugural release by local duo Dirty Channels, the sophomore edition of the label Take It Easy (connected to the well-known party in Milan) is back with co-owner DJLMP. For his debut EP, he shows his eclectic vision of club music. From the uplifting and euphoric disco loops of the vibrant opener "Blow Your Mind", to the funky and super lo-slung groove action of "Kachi Kachi" by the brilliant In Flagranti - which he edits to perfection. Elsewhere, we have the bleepy Italo action of "Tiger Cat" with its "Funky Town" kinda vibe and the moody late night latin house of "Angry" - which is anything but to be honest!
Review: Last year, former Ovum and Crosstown Rebels sorts Dirty Channels showcased their disco chops by delivering a fine chunk of revivalist goodness on Athens of the North (Danny Russell collaboration "Watchin' Out"). Here they join the dots between their past and present via a decidedly party-hearty EP that combines chopped and looped classic disco samples with bombastic, driving and peak-time friendly house beats. First up is "Born In Doulala", a bouncy exercise in seriously tooling up what sounds like a Turkish disco-dunk jam, quickly followed by the Soundstream-esque hard-edited disco loops and slamming beats of "Those Days". Rounding things off is "The Lord", a deliciously bass-heavy, filter-fired bumper built around swirling orchestral samples from a well-loved disco classic.