Wolf Music continues to evolve as a label, with recent releases showcasing a much more mature, dustier and quietly soulful feel than some of their earlier outings. Certainly, there was a smoky, jazz-flecked vibe to Medlar's recent 12", and this EP from regular contributor Frits Wentink is suitably fuzzy, glitchy and groovy. Opener "Blaise Montoya" sets the tone, with watery riffs, grainy jazz samples and bluesy vocal samples riding an undulating, US-garage influenced groove. There's a similar, if chunkier, feel to "Hummel", while "Etna Devine" goes further into left-of-centre, jazz-influenced deep house territory. Like the EP's other tracks, it feels a little more inventive and out-there than your average deep house jam.
Jonna (City Fly / Shadeleaf Music), Mimi, WOLF Music, Dj Caspa, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), PBR STREETGANG, Martin Hayes (Rose Records), Ishmael, Nasty Boy, Werkshy, Loz Goddard, Titonton Duvante (Residual), Pontchartrain, Astro Buhloone
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