Release Date: May 2021
Everyone’s favourite Welsh producer, Harrison BDP, channels deep, chugging house, sun-kissed 2-step and introspective rollers on the Perspective EP on SITU Records.
‘Every Cloud’ is as buoyant as the title would suggest; a cut of inward-looking garage-breakbeat perfectly suited for gazing out to sea; although the ocean is filled with tears, and where there should be one blazing ball of fire there are two.
‘Sometimes It’s Like That’ is an ode to the producers care-free spirit; a bouncing cut of electronica that symbolises a happy accident - like mistaking a zoot for a cigarette - it’s malfunctioning bleeps and vibrations slowly sinking the listener into a kaleidoscope of colours, tones and textures, before ‘Perspective’ brings us back down to earth with its jacking aesthetic and sample-speech, reminiscent of the Chicago greats but with a hefty dose of the producers own personality.
‘Floating or Sinking’ rounds things up with wobbly, chugging textures that do exactly what it says on the tin. Am I floating, am I sinking? It doesn’t really matter; we could be floating through not-so-distant galaxies or sinking into a ground of a thousand hugs - either way, it’s a blissed out trip worth going on.
A1. Every Cloud
A2. Sometimes It’s Like That
B2. Floating or Sinking
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Melbourne based producer DJ Life makes an appearance on SITU Records with a collection of tech trance fusions, this one’s built for big systems!
The record opens with Proton, a bouncy, wigged out club heater setting pace the cascading percussion & stuttering vocals of Ride. Skeletal opens up the flip and lives up to its name before the record closes on a transcendental note with Wormhole. ‘Ambedo EP’ drops via SITU Records.
Release Date: 26th March 2021
Manchester newcomer Reynes makes his SITU Records debut with Mono Memory, a
dreamy merging of UKG & minimal written during a period of lockdown.
Hazy Garage roller 3pm on the 25th opens up the record before the listener is plunged into the guttural and rhythmically broken Cyan. On the flip, Jet Black combines weighty bass with delicate pads & skittering drums to maximum effect while Valentines Ride is a sparse, percussion punctuated ride across the lower frequencies.
a1. 3pm on the 25th
b1. Jet Black
b2. Valentines Ride
Release Date: 26th February 2021
UK based Memphis Glass demonstrates his decade-refined deep, twinkling house sounds on Lobster family label, SITU Records . The stunning production on Orange Circles EP is just as effective in the club as on a hazy evening home listen.
The record opens to the contrast of twinkling melancholy bells & bouncy percussion on the introspective Orange Circles converging onto Ilford Depot with a driving bassline built for the dancefloor. The B-side opens with the skittery drums & lush pads of Robots In Lust, while Zunk’s glittering organ pads & arpeggios ramp up the emotion. Closing out the record, DOS’s remix of Zunk gives the track an uplifting rework.
a1. Orange Circles
a2. Ilford Depot
b1. Robots In Lust
b3. Zunk (DOS Remix)