||1.||"Drum Dance" (John Heckle jack dance)|
||2.||"Drum Dance" (Juju & Jordash dub dance)|
Irish label Apartment come through with a superlative second release: everything about this twelve inch breathes class and style and bodes well for whatever the imprint does in the future. Sometime Fine Art contributors TR One are at the helm for "Drum Dance", a decidedly dusty exploration of rough hewn house music, all gently placed analogue drum rhythms embellished by neat percussive elements and the steadily rising procession of woozily hypnotic chords that appear from the misty ether midway through. The beatdown sensation is only improved when you drop the RPM down to 33 for some lolloping slo mo house excellence. You couldn't ask for two more well chosen remixers than John Heckle and Juju & Jordash really, and both excel on the B Side. The former adopts a slower pace, filling the expanses with the kind of fidgety machine funk textures that would have Jamal Moss nodding in approval over a delightfully thick heaving kick. The latter Amsterdam based duo opt for a widescreen dub revision that veers brilliantly through moments of expansive delight and bass heavy house sludge with an ease we've come to expect from Juju & Jordash. Fans of amusing run out groove inscriptions will be satisfied by this twelve inch too.
Rick Hopkins, Owen Jay (Batti Batti / Metrolux ), Cez (Pop Your Funk), Ethyl, John Heckle, Lukas Micka, Krispaglia, Tr One, Scott Fraser, Jose Manuel, Malcolm Moore (Altered Moods), Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Nick Anthony Simoncino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Jamie Behan, Nick Dunton, A Made Up Sound (Clone, TTT), Lwazi Koom, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Steve Lee, Shane Linehan, Frawl, Rio Padice, Joe Montana, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Meschi, Get Down Edits, Villa Savoye, Pablo - Fatty Fatty Phonographics, Shine Grooves
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