||1.||"Stop Playing With My Heart" (5:20)|
||1.||"Keep What Ya Got" (6:10)|
||2.||"Rat Boogie" (5:36)|
Friends & Relations is a freshly minted imprint based in Peckham, a neighbourhood that has gone from run-down dump to hipster haven in the space of a few short years. The label's first missive comes from its' founder and proud Peckham-dweller, Ali 'Nebraska' Gibbs, a producer best known for his missives on Rush Hour and Mister Saturday Night. It's a predictably strong release, with both "Stop Playing With My Heart" and "Keep What Ya Got" showcasing Gibbs' skill for turning rubbery disco and soul gems into tasty, club-ready house cuts. He's particularly good at teasing out tracks via judicious use of sampled loops, as the deeper and smokier closer, "Rat Boogie", deftly proves.
Aaron Dae (Razor-N-Tape), Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), Martin Haberland, Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), PRECIOUS K, Spilt Milk, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Session Victim, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), Cottam, Ltj Xperience, Osmose, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Cyclist, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Better Listen Records, AlexUnder Base, Neon Finger
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