Given the effortless swing and low-end bump of his productions, it's little surprise to find Seven Davis Jr popping up on the reborn Classic label, now part of the sprawling Defected family. Certainly, there's a brilliant eccentricity about the sparse, bumpin' rhythms (created, in part, by the L.A producer beatboxing along with the groove) and quietly soulful vocals that mark out lead cut "Friends"; it's the kind of thing that you'd once have expected from Classic stalwarts Iz & Diz. "Beautiful" is built around more straightforward Chicago house beats, but is still blessed with the distinctive late night shuffle and baked soulfulness with which Davis has become known.
Jonna (City Fly / Shadeleaf Music), Beane The Noodler, Charles Maurice, Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), Matt Long (FINA Records/mono_cult), Gaetano Battista, Corbi, TiTo (Troubled Kids Records), Matt Trousdale, West Norwood Cassette Library, Matt RiVEM (Goshawk/Rhythm Plate), Carlos Nilmmns (Trax, Planet E), Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Lee Fraged, Martin Haberland, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Kwinzola, Cottam, Voyeurhythm, Luke Solomon, Nicola Conte, Tommy Finger Jr., Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Detroit Swindle, Soul Of Hex, Kid Mark, 25 Places, L'Atelier, Titonton Duvante (Residual), Borrowed Identity, Louis Hughes (Two Deep), JELLY ROLL SOUL
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