||2.||"Sound Like Sumo"|
||2.||"Moon Unit" (Ben La Desh remix)|
Londoner-in-L.A Urulu (AKA producer Taylor Freels) seems to have an instinctive grasp of booth groove and melody. Previously, he's impressed via releases on Needwant, Dirt Crew and Manucci's Misstress. Here, he makes his debut for Jacques Renault and company's Brooklyn-based Let's Play House imprint. While the bold melodies and shuffling house rhythms we've come to expect from Freels are still present - most notably on the vivid, synth-laden deep house-goes-Balearic bliss of "Moon Unit" and Ben la Dash's eyes-wide-shut rework of the same track - he also displays an impressive desire to mix it up. So, "Sound Like Sumo" fuses deep broken beats with heady chords and delicious P-funk squiggles, while "Lunar Larry" delivers enveloping chords, soft-focus grooves and baggy soundscapes.
ROTCIV, QUELL (2020Vision/These Days/4Lux), Jacques Renault, Tooli (Local Talk / OMENA), Martin Haberland, Cromie, Terrence Pearce, Urulu, Ben La Desh, Rhythm Operator, Huerta, Marsupials, MermaidS, Jay Hill
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