||1.||K15 - "Love's Gambit" (4:40)|
||2.||Wu15 - "Space & Time" (2:18)|
||1.||Wu15 - "The Anthem" (5:04)|
||2.||Henry Wu - "Shahada" (2:53)|
It was only a matter of time before Henry Wu and K15 would link up with London's Eglo, and their respective prior releases for the likes of Wild Oats, Rhythm Section and 22a have earned them a spot in one of the finest house and broken beat labels around. "Love's Gambit" is a perfect example of the latter genre, a sublime blend of jazzy percussion swings and smooth melodic drifts, followed by the even more soulful bounces of the gentle "Space & Time" - one for the jazz fusion heads! "The Anthem" heads towards more housey spheres thanks to its stable beat pattern - it-s an absolute peach of a tune, by the way - but it's "Shahada" that governs the dancefloor with its rough MPC drum programming and finger-licking synth rotations. A beautiful and fitting addition to the catalogue.
Owain Kimber (Owain K), Phillie P, Ourra, Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz / BSTRD Boots), Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Nick Carling (Fruitful/beetroot), Tooli (Local Talk / OMENA), Dj Prophet, Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Per Bojsen-Moller, ISOUL8 (Volcov), Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), Marcelo Tavares, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Frank Booker, Petko / Soul Print Recordings, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), INKSWEL (HOT SHOT SOUNDS / BBE), DJ PayAndrewBurgerDotCom, Gavin Boyd (Soul Has No Tempo), Sasha Khizhnyakov, Martin Hayes (Mating Rituals Rec.), Rikki Humphrey, Ishmael, Steve Froggatt (Pocket Money), DJ GLC (Shift LTD), Anaxander, 25 Places, ReeKee (Wrong Notes), Ségur, Funkyjaws, The Expansions, JELLY ROLL SOUL, Harry Wolfman, Sebastien Vorhaus, Fouk
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