Boomkat Product Review:
Chicago’s Teklife turn up a 23-track cross-section of primest footwork from the full squad and extended family with ON LIFE. It’s a proper group showing, exemplifying the label’s strengths in depth and unity and expanding their binds with the world beyond The Windy City. Tracklisting features RP Boo, Traxman, Boylan, Dj Deeon, Dj Taye, DJ Manny, Dj Earl, DJ Paypal, Gant-Man, Taso, Weezy and more...
Raw, soul-fuelled, and stylistically advanced, the vibes run deep and wide on this one. There’s too much to absorb or even mention in one sitting but, from first encounters we’re straight on the smoked-out trap styles of On Deck, accredited to TEKLIFE (who dat?); it’s hard to avoid Boylan and DJ Deeon’s filthy rude ghetto banger 3 Fine Hoes; Heavee’s laser-slicing hardstyle riffs on Panic Attack; the effortless insistence of Don’t Just Stand There from DJ Big Hank and Sirr TMO; Lorenzo Senni-styled trance pointillism reasoning in mel G and Sirr TMO’s Kant Fuck With Us; AND YES SOMEBODY FINALLY DID A MAC VOLUME BUTTON TRACK!!! Check DJ Paypal’s Volume for the canniest push button vibes; whilst Moscow’s A. Fruit represents for the label’s extended family with her weightless, well tucked soul flow in Took A While.
Like we said, there’s heaps of killer gear inside. Dive in!