With Vakula's long awaited debut album proper finally surfacing from Firecracker HQ this summer, the Ukrainian deep house mystic has taken something of a break from his usually prolific release schedule in order for fans to fully indulge in the sumptuous 16 track set. Sensing enough time has passed, Vak issues a fifth 12" on his highly prized Leleka and the first this year. Much like previous Leleka transmissions, the attention to detail on presentation is matched by the richness of production, with the latter aspect apparent from the off with detailed live percussion that drives "Excitement" forth. Both "Dream Drum" and "Smiling Moon Dog" is Vak in more psychedelic mood whilst he saves the best to last with the blooming analogue beat down of "Night Walks".
Alexis Le-Tan, Local Zero, Matt Long (FINA Records/mono_cult), Mr. Fiel, Buzz Compass, Eltron John, Mop Mop, Jose Manuel, Mark Graham (Contrast-Wax), Martin Haberland, Marcelo Tavares, Juno Recommends Deep House, Youandewan, Vakula, Sergio Rizzolo, Roni Nachum (Ubertramp Records), Unbroken Dub, Agnostic Rhythm, Jenifa Mayanja Bumako Recordings, Tommy Finger Jr., Nasty Boy, Ben La Desh, Shine Grooves, Roots Unit
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