The Seaghdha imprint surfaced earlier this year and lived up to its Gaelic meaning with a killer emission from Lo Shea, one of the residents at Sheffield's illicit DownLo warehouse parties, which caught the ears of everyone from Severino to Gerd via NYC's Bunker resident Eric Cloutier and came to characterise a new wave of talent flourishing in the Steel City. Lo Shea is again at the controls for A Do, the second of eight planned Seaghdha plates over the coming months, and the producer demonstrates a wider production palette across these three tracks. Lead track "Always" ripples with intoxicating atmosphere, the taut groove of bucking percussion complemented by a slick dubby veneer and a soothingly smooth vocal and the results are rightfully compared to vintage Herbert by the label. On the flip "One 2 Three" sounds like a stoned Kowton, snaking through stuttering rhythms and smoked out sub bass whilst "Round The Clock" demonstrates Lo Shea's prowess for pounding, Martian techno primed for the latest moments in a night.
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