Inland Knights – The Amenti Sessions review
Artist: Inland Knights
Title: The Amenti Sessions
Label: Anenti Music
Genre: Deep House
Buy From: Juno Download
DJs, producers and label owners Andy Riley and Laurence Richie have built an esteemed reputation for their Inland Knights outfit. Hailing from Nottingham, a hugely influential and important city in the early days of the rave scene, the pair met in 1993 and immediately set off into this new world of rave together. The Amenti Sessions includes five classic Inland Knights cuts and new club hit, “Can’t Wait”.
Starting at warehouse parties in illegal venues, the duo now tour the world, remix for numerous high profile acts like Faithless and produce tracks and mix compilations for labels such as NRK and Om Records.
The six tracks on this release are the perfect introduction for any interested newcomers to the sound of Inland Knights. It gives them a sense of where the duo has come from but also of where they are at now and where they are heading. From “Slummin’ It” and “Ghetto Shit” it’s easy to see why Inland Knights have become one of the most respected production outfits in the deeper side of house music. On “Can’t Wait” we see the boys deliver a statement of intent which shows the world that they fully intend on keeping this reputation. Its rolling baseline and horns combo highlight the elements of Inland Knights perspective that make their live shows such a hit. With visits across the continents waiting in place, these boys, er, ‘can’t wait’ to get out there and unleash their material onto the masses.
Review: Tom Jones