REPRESS ALERT: Amadeus sees it's catalogue graced yet again by New Zealand outfit Chaos In The CBD. The kiwi brothers, birthed Ben & Louis Helliker-Hales, are no new faces to the label, or the wide variety of genre-bending acronyms they encompass. Having recently relocated from tropical Auckland to damp London earlier this year, the two take their productions along with them in their latest efforts, 816 To Nunhead. Title track and aside, "816 To Nunhead," is tinged with what's left of summer. A nostalgic tune built for the sun and soaked in funk. It's a track reminiscent of early french disco, almost as if built for the two robots themselves. Guitar plucks and hi hats flow seamlessly throughout the tune, aided by a glorifying vocal, "I would like to think of my music as just an extension, an extension of me of today or whatever." What emotion of freedom and escape evoked on the Aside can be contrasted on the flip, "78 To Stanley Bay," a tune built behind the every looming theme of loneliness. Accompanied by a live trumpet courtesy of Isaac Aseeli, '78 To Stanley Bay' tells us a story, or rather a journey, built behind dirty hats and delayed keys. This is a track fashioned for everywhere but the club, and we absolutely love that.
Patrick Luca (SAFT/PULP), Tomi Chair, OdDio, Kid Circus, Aaron Dae (Razor-N-Tape), Dj Aakmael (Unxpozd), Lello Di Franco (Skylax/N2B/Frole), DNArt (Shift Ltd), Karousel, FabioDellaTorre (Minimono/Bosconi), OK Jones / Love Glove, Dirtytwo, POTHOLES (Common Labour), The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), Spilt Milk, Juno Recommends Deep House, Giant Cuts, Medlar, Nicola Conte, Agnostic Rhythm, Fog, Roy Comanchero, Frawl, Tommy Finger Jr., Jean Claude Gavri, Jean Claude Gavri, Ben La Desh, Ponty Mython (Dirt Crew), Colman Buckley, 25 Places, Huerta, Funkyjaws, Michael Walsh, Urulu, Jack Priest
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