||1.||George Davis - "The Feather"|
||1.||George Davis - "The Feather" (Shane Linehan remix)|
||2.||Kastil - "Lay Down"|
The highlight of this excellent EP from Spanish newcomers SAFT is undoubtedly Kastil's "Lay Down", a delicious trip into revivalist US garage territory. Simultaneously driving yet loose and groovesome, it sounds like a more cultured take on the pleasing revivalism offering by the Local Talk label. George Davis also impresses with "Feather", a deeper take on vintage New York deep house/garage featuring a poetic spoken word section. Shane Linehan remixes, delivering a take that emphasises the vocal and Davis's warm riffs and snappy snares. As first EPs go, New SAFT is a bit of a doozy.
Tomska (Abstract Cuts), Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Nathaniel Jay, DJ Nav, Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Washerman, Zoo Look, James Johnston (No Matter What), Bryan Hervieu, Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Tommy Finger Jr., Elef, Alex Salvador
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