||1.||Greymatter - "Give Up (Never Gonna)" (feat Sophie Brown)|
||2.||KRL - "Burn" (feat Sarah Blake)|
||1.||Homeboy - "Spacelift"|
||2.||Ishmael - "Lumo"|
The lupine London lot known simply as Wolf Music keep up the end of year pressure, issuing a 22nd edition of the split artists 12"s that have helped establish them as one of the capital's most trusted house music outlets. Wolf Music regulars Greymatter, KRL and Ishmael are present and correct and there's space for a label debut in the shape of Zagreb based producer Homeboy. Greymatter pulls rank and leads off with a wonderfully chunky production in the shape of "Give Up" which features some killer keylines and a manipulated vocal from Sophie Brown with the end result sounding as memorable as MJ Cole's "Sincere". Not to be outdone, KRL teams up with a female vocalist too on "The Game" which features some shamelessly euphoric piano samples. Face down and Homeboy provides the peak time moment with "Spacelift" whilst Ishmael is in Mark E style beatdown mode on "Lumo" - those pads!
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