Melbourne native Griffin James has been busy over the past few years, snapping up releases on Sleazy Beats, Join The Dots, Drumpoet Community and Fina in a whirlwind of contemporary deep house. As such it makes sense to see him sliding over to Let's Play House for another bout, leading in with the riotous party atmosphere of "Hezbolla". It comes on like the more flamboyant end of Moodymann's layering techniques, all shot through with a hooky central drum that wanders through a range of pitches. "Vibrations" gets into a more soulful kind of snag, all fragile beats that could crumple at any second and heartfelt key loops. "Hezbongobongo" is a more outwardly metallic edit that lets the drums shine through without the heated social ambience for those who like their beats with clarity.
Ben Sims, Reece Johnson (Roots For Bloom), Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), Secret Reels, Erik Skantze, Mag Spencer, Jacques Renault, Kisk, The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), PRECIOUS K, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Juno Recommends Deep House, Recloose, Nicholas, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Kwinzola, Jamie Trench, Untzz Twelve Inch, Sccucci Manucci, Glenview Records Inc, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Edward Navarro, Yooj, James Welsh, Liam Geddes, Loz Goddard, Rhythm Operator, Mad Mats & Tooli / Local Talk, Avalon Emerson
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