Marcos Cabral & Shux – OTP Party Breaks Volume 1 review
On The Prowl launch their new sub label with help from Marcos Cabral, the legendary New York house producer and label boss (alongside partner in crime Jacques Renault) . OTP Party Breaks Volume 1, which also features a collaboration between Cabral and Shux, drops two tracks of the warm, disco flavoured, deep house that is going down a treat over in the Big Apple these days.
This first release is poised to set the tone of the whole imprint, who are expected to put out distinctly NY flavoured records from the city’s favourite artists and producers. Marcos Cabral from Runaway certainly fits the bill, having also released on the likes of DFA, I’m A Cliche, Muke and Rekids, he is a true legend on the city’s house scene. He collaborates with Chinatown Records partner Brennan Green on the EP’s opening track, “Lifetime Groove,” an epic twelve minute journey through laid back and groovy disco house. It has a classic feel right from the start with a retro bassline but with Balearic overtones and a dubby, feel good sentiment.
On the flip, Cabral lays his hand to Lil Louis’ classic garage house track “Club Lonely.” It is a simple rework, using straight forward loops and samples. The chord stabs keep the club vibes strong as repetitive saxophone flurries continue to build the tension. Bringing the 90s anthem up to date, Cabral gets a mainstay of Runaway’s DJ sets on record at long last.
Review: Tom Jones