||1.||"New For U" (5:44)|
||2.||"Drama Around The Corner" (4:40)|
||1.||"Jazz Dance" (7:30)|
Mahogani regular Andres comes correct once again with the debut drop on his new label La Vida, with three tracks that flow with that inimitable Motor City soul. Much like previous Andres output, the triplet on New For U draw obvious lines of influence from Dilla and Dixon Jnr, though it's all sprinkled with Dez's own unique touch and style, be it the infectious snap of percussion or deft and subtle implementation of samples. The title track is a gloriously ripe combination of both those elements as thick drums intertwine with the sumptuous waves of strings and warm chiming chords, everything worked into a rhythmic template that weaves with intoxicating energy. "Drama Around The Corner" makes for one of Andres' trademark neck snapping beatdown moments and the level of percussive detail that's apparent when you concentrate is stunning and is the charming almost brief interlude to the B Side magic. Commencing with a short, looped up jazzual intro, "Jazz Dance" swiftly settles into a stripped down procession of bumping drums, low reaching double bass and swift keys - all of which are intermittently complemented by some expertly looped vocal samples. Occupying most of the B Side, it feels like the track could reach into infinity without losing any charm. Rightly the 12" of the year for us and many others.
DJ Red D (We Play House Recs), PsyTox (Coincidence, KozzMozz), Cez (Pop Your Funk), Girls Of The Internet, Gerd, Ennio Styles, Droog, Señorlobo (Lovemonk), La Fleur, Jimpster, Mukatsuku Records Chart, Red Rack'em/Hot Coins, Ryan Shaw (Eclectic Avenue Records), BLM, Joao Maria (Assemble Music), Burnski, Matt Long (FINA Records/mono_cult), DAVIS [BR], OdDio, Harvey K-Tel (Music For The People), Slothboogie, Miles Simpson, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Spiller, Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Jaffa Surfa, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Kiani And His Legion, Bad Passion Project, Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Phillie P, RUSTAM OSPANOFF, Smoove, Vahagn (Paradise Valley), West Norwood Cassette Library, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Ksoul, Jitterbug (Uzuri / Metrolux), Colm K, Boy Oliver, Mehdi, MR. Scruff, Bantam Lions, Carlos Nilmmns, Charlie SoulClap, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), YAM WHO?, WOLF Music, Lay-far, Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Humberto Matias, Los Charly's Orchestra, Scott K. [BOXmusic], Mark Graham (Contrast-Wax), Martin Haberland, JONNO & TOMMO, Diesler, Dan Curtin, SLG, Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Alkalino, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Jesus Gonsev, Danny Moodymanc, Dairmount (Room With A View), Jason Hodges, Marlow, Giant Cuts, Medlar, Riccio, Frank Booker, GWEN (SPACE BREAKS RECORDS), Eddie C, Four Walls, Nick Dunton, Nicholas, Killer Funk Records USA, Sam Irl, I Love Disco!, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), WEEKEND EXPRESS, Andrés Vegas, BICEP, Feodor AllRight & Elena Mechta, Scott Ferguson (Ferrispark Records), Deymare, Kai "KZR" Alcé, James Duncan, The Ivory Boy, Alex Bradley, Michael McLardy, Nicola Conte, Policy, Marcello Giordani, Sisterhood, Adryiano, Sccucci Manucci, Our Mutual Friend, Fantastic Man, Son Of Sound, Sean Innit, Estephe Aka Revivra, Joe Montana, Ear Trumpet, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Hakim Murphy, Heion, Rikki Humphrey, East Soul Person, Villa Savoye, KS French, Resident Advisor, Desos, Nasty Boy, Caseer, Dana Ruh, Cecil (artfuldivision), Khotin, Scottie Deep, Paul Withey
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