Boomkat Product Review:
Club dynamo Finn rains down 20 VIP purlers and most-requested bangers brimming with a blend of good times vibes and misty-eyed melancholy he’s patented over the past half decade.
Hailed recently in DJ Mag as a catalyst of Manchester’s singular hybrid club sound, DJ/producer Finn most smartly draws a line between hearty Northern Soul stompers, US garage-house and regional club styles, and UKG bounce - with a dab of French House - in the winning style that’s earned him a a cult and steadily growing audience in recent years. Like the Anz production reel Finn issued on his 2 B Real label last year, this one plays thru a stack of exclusive original productions, and also includes barrels of tracky dubs with cheeky samples that means you aren’t going to find these rugged and raw jams anywhere else.
Tapping into a rich vein of brio that links the North’s small town and big city club scenes of the ‘70s to their modern day equivalents, Finn works it out in timeless, anachronistic, and even Uchronic style, deftly re-jigging the timeline of US/UK dance dialogue in a directly jacking, swinging and bubbling way that’s properly Manchester and universally appealing to the floors from Chicago to Tbilisi.
Following soon after Finn’s work on the blink-and-miss Michael J. Blood 2LP, and ahead of a promised 4-track 12” for this comp, this lot includes bullets played by Teki Latex on Radio 1 and turns up ample proof, where needed, that Finn is a genuine force for good (times) in a world that really needs them right now.