Paradise Club Recordings are straight back to business with another limited run, coloured vinyl EP that should further establish the labels growing reputation for diverse, forward thinking musicianship and staunch production values.
Opening proceedings on the A-side is ‘One Man & His Lighthouse’ by Blacksmif. Dense synth textures are layered upon a foundation of dynamic, pulsing cross rhythms to create an enchanting garage-meets-soul flavour that has come to define his distinct style. Continuing on the A side, Juno Sutton steps up on remix duties, creating a highly functional rework by ducking the tempo and stripping down the groove, realigning the track toward the dance-floor, while still perfectly complimenting Blacksmif’s more offbeat original.
On the AA-side, Jabru shows another string to his bow and drops the pace further with the slow-burning ‘Butterfly Stitched’ (vinyl exclusive). Deep pounding 808s and driving claps are woven into lo-fi pads and a haunting vocal sample to form an ethereal, melodic stomper that still has the club set firmly in its sights.
MTD & Dutty Dan round off the AA side with the incendiary ‘Stranded’. Primed for peak time destruction, the track combines gut-punching sub tones with powerful stabs and rugged, elemental percussion, resulting in a bass-heavy sonic weapon that ensures a full attendance on the floor time and time again.
Support from Huxley, Brackles, T.Williams, Sinden, Breach, Redlight, Jody Wisternoff, Chrissy Murderbot, Hackman, Mosca, Riva Starr, MA1, Randomer, Synkro, Hodge, WNCL, Outboxx, GoldFFinch, Shadow Child, Ben Pearce and more.
Release date: 17/12/2012
Format: 12" Vinyl
Genre: Bass Music
Catalogue number: PCRA002