Release Date: 09.12
Joy, Ease, Lightness is a 4 track EP aimed squarely at the dancefloor, but with a meditative awareness that reaches far beyond the club. Fans of Seven Davis Jr, Steve Spacek et al, watch out - there’s a new man in Town: and he goes by the name of Dan Kye.
Yet another stellar release from the Rhythm Section International Crew - undoubtedly the label to watch in 2016.
a2. Like You Wanna
Release Date: Late September
Rhythm Section look to Poland once more for two of the most uplifting tracks of the year. Earth Trax (known for his productions as The Phantom & one half of Ptaki) and newcomer Newborn Junior pull two absolute classics out of the bag here that do what they say on the tin. Both Sax Track and Flute Track centre around ecstatic MIDI melodies on (you guessed it) Saxophone and Flute! Falling somewhere between the late night deep house excursions of Ron Trent (circa Morning Factory era) and more recent retro-leaning breakbeat driven output from the Pender Street Steppers et al, the Sax & Flute EP is a masterclass in sustain-release. Euphoria Guaranteed
a1. Sax Track
b1. Flute Track
RS INTL looks to Melbourne and strike gold again with their second outing from Prequel. Freedom Jazz Dance builds on the jazz- tinged debut that was lauded by such varied tastemakers as Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Recloose, Mister Saturday Night and Ben UFO.
The standout track is ‘Saints’ - is a poetic take on blackness that simply can’t be ignored. Another solid Ep for the Rhythm Section camp. Don’t Sleep, these won’t last long!
a2. Nothing Better
b1. You Shall Know The Truth