||1.||"If You Don't Do It"|
||1.||"Rough Times" (feat Kali)|
||2.||"Rough Times" (Thatmanmonkz remix)|
An exclusively northern creation... Iain Mann makes his Shadeleaf debut with a trio of deep, loopy house cuts. "If You Don't Do It" smoulders with Moodymann style subtlety. Rich chords, crowd whoops and a kick drum that teases and pleases as it weaves itself around the dynamic, it's an instant attention grabber. "Flexing" bumps with more of a disco sentimentality as the off-beat guitar and synth squiggles play Q&A off a rock-solid bass lick. "Rough Times", meanwhile, has an air of Amp Fiddler to it as the organs develop with all-out jazz majesty while Kali's honey-coated vocals are buried deep under the instrumentation. For added measure Thatmanmonks gives "Rough Times" a dubby jack that's primed for the finest of dancefloors. Rough, ready and waiting for your selection attention.
OOFT!, Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), JimmyTheTwin, Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), Matt Trousdale, Mannmade Music, Matt RiVEM (Goshawk/Rhythm Plate), Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Art Of Tones, Lay-far, Marc Cotterell (Plastik People), Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Superbreak, Scott K. [BOXmusic], OK Jones / Love Glove, Martin Haberland, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Dairmount (Room With A View), Juno Recommends Disco, Phil Horneman (Wicked Jazz Sounds), Frank Booker, INKSWEL (HOT SHOT SOUNDS / BBE), Jamie Trench, Moustache Love, Ugly Drums, Glenview Records Inc, BodyMoves, Tim Zawada, KS French, Tugboat Edits, Voodoo Whiskey, Titonton Duvante (Residual)
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