Review: Seminal Roman imprint Vibraphone had a huge influence on the early-'90s dance music scene alongside its sub-label, Male, and a handful of artists such as Bermuda Triangle, 49th Floor, Minimal Vision and of course The True Underground Sound Of Rome. This was originally released in 1992 and after a much deserved re-press by ourselves, we only thought it right to release it digitally too. "Magic Staircase" sounds reminiscent of the classic vibes of UK legends 808 State or A Guy Called Gerald while "Prelude" or "Night Of Love" have that unmistakeable early 90's sound of U.S. house music that puts them in the same time period as legends like Frankie Knuckles, Mr Fingers or Victor Simonelli. This is timeless history that must be heard!
Review: While the mythical The Future Sound Of London duo are usually associated with the late 80s and early 90s wave of techno and acid house, they two producers haven't exactly been quiet over the last five years. Their original material is what made them famous, larger than life personalities within the electronic music world but, over the last five years, their Environment series have taken developed - and even matured - their style significantly. That's because they're free to experiment here, just as they did back in the golden years of club music, except that they're now doing this without the restriction of 4/4 patterns, Roland drum machines of acid baselines. The sixth volume of Environment is is a work of beauty, an all-out journey into the deepest reaches of electronica, downtempo, and and drone. Seen through the lens of two veritable pioneers of modern, experimental music. Don't miss it.
Wreck A Shop Chop (feat Jaze Art) - (0:15) 160 BPM
Er'body Gonna Love You Anyway - (6:44) 124 BPM
Funked Out Paradise - (6:44) 107 BPM
Riot Gear (feat Jaze Art) - (0:16) 144 BPM
Temps Rising - (7:04) 124 BPM
Cobble Stoned - (6:55) 125 BPM
Time 2 Work Pt 2 - (0:48) 132 BPM
22 Years Later - (8:04) 115 BPM
Jewel Eye Nights - (6:44) 125 BPM
Review: Speak Recordings might be Henry Maldonado's own imprint, but the majority of his releases that have surfaced under his Son Of Sound alias have come through labels such as Local Talk and District 30. The self-titled Son Of Sound LP is the artist's debut full-length, and it's just about as complete as you can get for a house LP. Wondering somewhere between the planes of jazzy deep house, and more pumped up jack-beat, Mike delivers quality throughout. Piano keys, soothing strings, brittle percussions and low bass tones make for a sublime listening experience: not to mention the moments where he verges on a little but of neo hi-hop, too! Definitely worth a good listen.