The electronic music heritage of Sheffield continues to be given an exciting new outlet via the Crooked Man imprint with the unveiling of Shangrilies. Ostensibly a collaboration between Crooked Man himself Richard Barratt and 80s Steel City mainstay Peter Hope, Shangrilies will excite anyone with a firm grip on Sheffield's 80s music scene. In addition the three tracks here cut a swathe through much of the polite music that currently gets released under the deep house banner, craftily pollinating the rhythms of house with their own Industrial leanings. It sounds like Hope and Barratt had a hoot at Crooked Man HQ making these, the former's forebodingly breathy delivery the perfect accompaniment to the semi knackered yet relentless grooves of the latter's productions, with the bass heavy "Greed" our pick of the bunch.
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