Burial skulks back to the ‘floor with the deep, bumping swang of Rodent, backed by a footwork flexing Kode 9 remix.
Switching tack from the sublime, beat-less Subtemple 12”, Rodent follows in the vein of Burial’s remix for Mønic’s Deep Summer with a tender grip on deep garage house styles, cruising out on a 120bpm chassis flecked with looped R&B vox, ambient synth voices and flinty percussion, with a certain crackle of anxiety that’s more minutes-before-come-up than anything darkside. Eyes down in the darnce.
Kobe 9 ain’t having any of that on his remix, tho. His take on Rodent is razor sharp, alert and hungry, pinning scuttling footwork hi-hats and palpitating subs around that vocal motif at a quickened pace akin to tracks off his excellent Nothing album, drawing a jagged line from his ‘90s junglist roots right up to the modern nanosec.
Deep, rolling London house/bass groove backed with a freakier Tickles remix. Cherry-picked by Roska, Tony Tokyo's 'More Than A Fantasy' plays cool with big-bottomed subs and a simple but earworming vocal stutter refrain; Tickles drops a shoulder and cuts some shapes on his bubblin', bleepy remix.
Henry Keen tees up his 2nd 12” as The Room Below for DBA
Doing his thing with jazzy broken beat flair with On The Rhodes; tending to African influences with the lissom, sloshing hustle of marimbas and percolated percussion in Icy; eazing off into slow-mo boogie with Ants In Amber, and dropping a hip to the devilishly swung offbeats of Black Cast.
On FABRICLIVE 94, Midland shapes up a smooth playing transition from deeper Berlin and Detroit house to melancholy electronica, dub and techno, including some choice picks by Beatrice Dillon, Convextion, Shinichi Atobe and LFO, among many others.
Really enjoyable set...
Adult London house from a new player on Roska's label. 'Pussay Patrol' stalks the 'floor with a clipped swing and a mantra at the back of its head intoning the title over and again. Aye, it's pretty rude, like. Likewise, 'Just Like That' plays off some male/female call-and-response to a piano-laced and curvy house house groove.