What a summer it's been with a whole slew of great releases from all over the world to keeping our dance floors hot but also our heads nodding during the work week! Better Listen Records (based in Washington, D.C.) just announced the next artist lined up to contribute to their impressive catalog of vinyl only, sample based house EPs. Ari Bald's Moonshiner EP is slated for an August 26th release and is promised to be a handful of disco house stompers. It also appears a new one is on the way on Nachtbraker's imprint Quartet Series. The Portamento Boys are up for some reps on the second installment in the Bobybuilding Series of the label with their EP 'I Never Koos This Life', out in the middle of September. Until then, I've got the new Tech Support on Homage and Planty Herbs on Razor-N-Tape in the mail to hold me over.
I'm jumping for joy every time a new Take Away record comes out! 'I just Got To Be Loved' is one of the biggest tunes in the bag at the moment and the new Admin release they have coming out is sounding just as sweet! This mix from Brame & Hamo has definitely un-numbed my buns this week, along with this emotional roller coaster from Chrissy! I'm a sucker for some off-kilter vibes and this forthcoming from Larry De Kat and these madman's tools from Classonix are doing the business for me! Just as i'm writing this, friend of the site, Peter Croce just dropped his new Rocksteady Disco 12 and it's some top notch, tahps aff afro grot. Also, theres some serious galactic radiation coming from Adult Swim, as Rick & Morty returned this past weekend!!
It’s all about who you know, or in this specific case, it’s all about who you know that will offer to rerelease songs you produced 25+ years ago. For this inaugural edition of ‘The Greatest Things in the Universe’, I’m referring to Soichi Terada, who started Far East Recordings in 1988 in Tokyo. His record label would focus on deep house in the early years, but later dabbled in the likes of jungle, downtempo and video game soundtracks. He enjoyed a seemingly modest career as a label owner, DJ, and producer until Hunee approached him to release a compilation on Rush Hour Recordings in 2015, which would bring songs that Terada himself hardly ever played live, if at all, to light. It’s baffling to me how polished his sound was given the time and location, and how he was able to take the very well established ‘deep’ sound and add his own creativity to it. Expect lush synths, groovy basslines, and a lot of samples. Go take a peak right here!!