Boomkat Product Review:
Killer house flavours to sate looser ravers, hustling summery gear by Max D, Dawit Eklund, RBCHMBRS, Joyce Lim and the rest of their fine crew at Washington D.C.’s 1432r.
Holding their line of Afrocentric, broken, and cosmic club styles, 1432r play to their various strengths in diversity and unity across 13 crafty trax by core label figures plus some new names to boot. Perhaps the most obvious place to start is their all-hands-on-deck ace, ‘Box Out’ starring Max D, Sami, RBCHMBRS, Dawit Eklund and THRVD contributing to a sweet ’n sticky piece of Detroit beatdown finesse recalling Theo and co’s Rotating Assembly.
We also direct you to Max D’s pendulous ’Stretch Navigation’ for some exemplary D.C. house swaaaang, and key label personnel Dawit Eklund’s ‘Seed Sound’ for a choice bit of 808 State via QX-1-styled uplift, while fans of AceMoMa’s jungle workouts will gets theirs in RBCHMBRS’s 160BPM footwork jungle sting ’Snitches’. The deep house dancers should be looking out for the velvet bassline and vibes on ‘Something’s Different’ from a new cat Good Health, and likewise for the offset syncopation of Scattergood’s ‘Sophia’ on a sorta South African house dip, or two warm booty charmers by Joyce Lim taking it to the ‘floor (’Smooch’) in a Carl Craig vein, then to the midnight desert (‘Mouth Harp’.)