||1.||Sleep D - "The Magic Arpet Ride"|
||2.||Booshank - "Action Satisfaction"|
||1.||Tuff Sherm - "Acre Summit"|
||2.||Dan White - "Base 60"|
With founding fathers Sleep D at the helm, Melbourne operation Butter Sessions made an impressive first manoeuvre into the world of record label ownership with The Jackal EP issued last November. Sporting three cuts of raw, unprocessed sounds that wedged themselves in-between house and techno, Sleep D set the tone for what to expect from Butter Sessions and it's nice to see the label expand on this approach with their second release. Taking the form of a various artists split release, Butter Sessions Vol 2 looks and sounds great, with Sleep D themselves calling shotgun and laying down "The Magic Arpet Ride" whose synth based pun doesn't detract from what dovetails between moments of new age bliss and twisted rawness. Sometime Firecracker Booshank adds some tuffness with "Action Satisfaction" whilst "Acre Summit" is perhaps the most frenetic sounding production from Tuff Sherm yet. A deviation into deeper territory is afforded with the excellent "Base 60" from Dan White which closes proceedings.
Ben Sims, Tunnel Signs, Booshank, Scott Fraser, Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), Location 141, Jacques Renault, Zambon, The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), North Pollard, Marsman, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Cottam, Untzz Twelve Inch, Nowicki, Ney Faustini, Harvey Sutherland, Sleep D / Butter Sessions, Tokyo Matt, J. Haller, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Cooper Saver, Khotin
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