No, unfortunately this isn’t a debut edit from the UK’s leading home improvement store!
Homebase is in fact the namesake behind this track’s sterling remix, a rolling Tech House number which had my ears thinking of a juicy Ray Okpara mix I used to spend hours listening to as a lazy student with too much free time; listen to the start and you’ll see the similarities.
This vinyl-only release purrs away with a peachy set of drums and plenty of groove.
There’s nothing quite like a warm set of housey piano keys and a cushy nineties melody, is there?
Stuffing a wedge of old skool chords with a bouncey bassline may well have been a quick fix for artists looking to milk the gravy train last year – some got it right, some got it wrong and a lot of producers got their knickers in a bit of a twist – but if you’re privvy to a bit of the good ol’ traditional stuff though, Owain Bellis probably needs no introduction; he’s the man behind 124 Recordings, a vinyl only label with it’s tastebuds rooted firmly in proper house music, who has stayed true to a real and orginal sound amidst all the musical madness.
Demuja ‘Piano Tool #1 is a signature track from this perspective, combining a throbbing bassline with an equisite set of piano chords. The result is a hands-in-the-air, dancefloor stomper…for free!
We’ve all got our own tried and tested means of acquiring the best newfangled musical cuts.
For me, an evergreen source of electronic musical bounty is Sleazy Beats, a consistently vibrant oasis of crisp, on-point records both new and old.
Pitching themselves as little more than just a ‘wee DIY label’, Sleazy Beats’ modesty belies the embarrassment of riches burrowed away on their various online outlets, namely their blog – a treasure trove of slick vinyl cuts and disco deviance.
The latest offering to be released on the Sleazy Beats label is Part of Me, an EP by the Leipzig-based producer, Luvless.
This week, one of our favourite labels released a clutch of what can only really be described as sweaty sex music tracks.
Forgive the rather naff eurotrash description but Phil Gerus‘ newest EP on ManMakeMusic‘s wreaks of the stuff, a buxom collection of records that start undressing themselves from minute one, with a full nudist spread on display by about track three, which is, by its very title alone, a copulation theme tune in the making, a lover’s swan song. No seriously, it’s a steamy disco edit with the capacity to really grease-up those dance floor limbs. Adorn Your Ankle is pretty sexed up too, a slow moving melody caressed by a seductive sax and drums that bubble away just under boiling point.
Whichever way you look at it, this is EP is packed with sunshine music totally appropriate for both a lazy Sunday morning or a full-throttle, hip-swaying after-hours soiree. It’s up to you…