Super Tuff 002

Super Tuff 002

For their Sophomore V/A, Brooklyn’s Super Tuff Records dig into the batter’s box and unveil a roster packed with Varsity-tier heat. At the top of the lineup, we have the Tsuba-famed slugger Luvless, delivering some powerful piano house with his anthemic Vary in Colour. Rounding out the A2 are the fresh-faced, Irish lads Long Island Sound with the soul-sampling I Chose You Because. Batting clean-up, Tommy Vicari Jnr puts one far into the outfield with Pacific Stri”ia heartbreaking tribal house track that’s as funky as Mateo & Matos and as wonky as Animal Collective. For the final run, Parisian duo Mara Lakour tap into a pure, blissful piece of deep house with Akoa (Tribal Edit).

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Brame & Hamo – Trants EP

Brame & Hamo - Trants EP

Straight out of Sligo, Ireland, Brame & Hamo have expertly produced some of the most effortless house music of the last few years. Following acclaimed releases on labels such as Dirt Crew and Heist, the duo now take full control with their debut release on a fresh, personal imprint, simply titled ‘Brame & Hamo’.

B&H001, ‘Trants’, is a versatile three-tracker that expertly captures the light and shade of the duo’s production pallette. Opening the EP, title-track ‘Trants’ (say it aloud to trace the inspiration), provides a hugely satisfying denouement. Awash in a retro-futurist haze, flavours of early bleep techno, dusty drums and yes, outright trance flavours provide the ingredients for a euphoria-inducing trip that culminates in a melodic call to arms-in-the-air.

Things get much tougher throughout ‘Hurt You’, which begins with an immediate strike of chunky percussion, jacking Chi-town rhythms and an unapologetically menacing organ line. As the requisite vocal sample delivers emotive threat, the mood only gets darker still, delivering something akin to an outsider house rendition of a lost Dance Mania cut.

Finally, providing a soft landing with an early-doors on-the-floor heater, ‘Clarence’ lives up to it’s ‘Smooth Mix’ subtitle, as a lounging piano line gently gives way to vibrant sax and a soothing female vocal sample, while still maintaining a precise and irresistible groove for the club.

Expanding seamlessly on their reputation as DJ’s and producers with an instinctive understanding of the genre, B&H001 is as soulful, tough and deeply satisfying of a house record as anything in Brame & Hamo’s already impressive musical repertoire. Indeed, here’s your Trants, now dance!

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Munir – Life Is A Miracle EP

Munir - Life Is A Miracle EP

On NBD006, the label pulls in a shining star from an unlikely place: the city of Bandung, Indonesia. On Life Is A Miracle, MUNIR offers up an extension of his taste for low-slung instrumental boogie, with hints of colourful synth pop, Street Fighter robo-funk and Suzanne Ciani keyboard washes along the way. The EP overflows with positivity and charm, mirroring the lush surroundings and mellow living of his Javanese home.

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Nicholas – Lonnie’s Reprise

Nicholas - Lonnie's Reprise

Nicholas works his jazz magic on his latest mini LP, Lonnie’s Reprise out October 16th on Church. The LP was also collaborated a bit with Paul Cut, who was featured in the tracks Resolution and Black Juniper. Pre-order your copy now!

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Cody Currie – Peach Fuzz EP

Cody Currie - Peach Fuzz EP

Cody Currie works his magic again and kicks it up a notch with his blend of disco and funk based sample house. Secret Reels releases his highly anticipated Peach Fuzz EP is out now on vinyl!

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thatmanmonkz – Feels Trip To The District EP

thatmanmonkz - Feels Trip To The District EP

Sheffield soulbender thatmanmonkz teams up with his good pal Martín Miguel’s Better Listen Records for his newest EP. The record is inspired by several trips to and dope parties in the District of Columbia, home of the quickly rising label.

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Grant – Perception LP

Grant - Perception LP

Grant releases his Perception LP out October 31st on his new label Duke’s Distribution – a new label without boundaries of genre and style.

First out the gate comes a double LP by the man himself. Grant’s signature deep and atmospheric grooves drip like caramel through smoke, falling lusciously over large crafted and classic, US House drums. The highs rush to move your ethereal thought while the lows move your guts.

Pressed on to two slabs of deep dark and stylish wax. Definitely NEED this!

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Sable Blanc – Bonne Nouvelle EP

Sable Blanc - Bonne Nouvelle

Sable Blanc releases a 2 track EP Bonne Nouvelle out now on Pole Position Recordings. Get your copy now!

Also check out his latest mix he did for Honey Butter Recordings. 1 hour of delicious jams!

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4004 – Sense Of Departure EP

4004 - Sense Of Departure EP

Our Tijuana friend 4004 has his forthcoming 12″ release out October 12th on quintessentials. He’s previously had releases on labels such as Faces Records & mcde / in any case records(forthcoming) Cobra Voyage, and his partner label Vicario LTD, all mostly vinyl. Get your copy now!
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VA – Deep Love 2017

VA - Deep Love 2017

The annual Deep Love compilation has become one of Dirt Crew Recordings most important releases to showcase what they’re all about. It gives them the chance to highlight and welcome new faces alongside the residents who keep the Deep music they stand for alive. This year more than ever have artists from all over the world, from Japan to Canada and Lithuania to Austria represented. Get your copy now!

V/a | Deep Love 2017 (Double Vinyl)

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