||1.||"Blake Hall Boogie"|
||1.||"From The Dirt"|
||2.||"This City Never Sleeps" (Nite Life mix)|
A quick google search of "Blake Hall" results in links to an Essex community hall, a disused tube station and a Pokemon character from Bulbapedia. It's fun to imagine that somehow all three inspired Soul 223 aka Steve Pickton's latest Blake Hall Boogie missive on Italian imprint Neroil (a possible nod to Eno's 1993 hour long instrumental opus?). The title track seats modulating synths next to fluted bass tonks and metallics, replacing wonted Roland hi-hats. "Epiphany" is a quickened and shuffly groove with a fuzzy synth line as its centrepiece, whereas "From The Dirt" enters drowsy balearic territory via slower BPMs and off kilter sonics. The upbeat Nite Life mix to "The City Never Sleeps" caps off an EP perfect for the future boogie tip.
Rick Hopkins, Brendan Clark (Northern Purpose), Jimpster, Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Ksoul, Moralez (Mosaique), FabioDellaTorre (Minimono/Bosconi), Martin Haberland, ISOUL8 (Volcov), PRECIOUS K, Dj Rame Pastaboys, Astral T (Astral Love Affair), Chromatic Filters, Ricardo Miranda, Joe Drive, Volta Cab, Spirit Of The Black 808, LHT, Titonton Duvante (Residual)
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