V/A (Nubian Mindz / Roof Light / Mighty Buha / Cyclonix) - Excursions # 3
Released 25th November 2016
Phuture Shock Excursions round up four artists for the next ‘EXCURSIONS’ release, which like the maiden 12” is another four-track compilation of genre-bending sounds. Representing this instalment is the ever-prolific bass music trailblazer Colin Lindo, better known as Nubian Mindz, Phuture Shock Musik mainstay Roof Light - who returns following his initial contribution to PSMEX001 two years ago, Graz’s Simon/off aka Sun People under his latest alias Mighty Buha, and emergent Nottingham- based producer Cyclonix - who in the last few years has amassed releases on various labels including his co-owned End of Level Boss, Horn Wax, and Red Rack’ems Smugglers Inn.
All versatile producers in their own right, each contributor is given free rein to showcase an alternative side of their production repertoire across the EP’s four distinct tracks; where some of the styles on offer are seldom heard in their more familiar work within the electronic dance music landscape.
Nubian Mindz leads the tracklist with ‘Somebody Else’, a deep gliding house cut that sees the veteran producer also take on vocal duties via his C.L moniker, and marks a full on deviation from the rugged, bass-heavy fare that he is renowned for. Next up, Roof Light ploughs a similar deep house furrow, but takes a more leftfield turn through a morass of hazy pads, stuttering vocal samples, and crunchy percussion over a crushed 4/4 groove with ‘Hubble’. Flip over the plate and you’ll find the sample trickery of ‘Sunset’ by Mighty Buha; who delivers an irresistibly funky disco edit that’s guaranteed to ignite the dancefloor of any party. While Cyclonix wraps things up on a slower tip with ‘On My Mind’, which harks back to the classic sound of ‘90s downtempo - all bestrewn with mellow keys and soulful vocal snippets, complete with a broken beat rhythm that’s reduced to a languorous tempo. Definitely one to wind down to on a lazy Sunday morning, following the post-raving blur of the weekend.
a1. Nubian Mindz - Somebody Else
a2. Roof Light - Hubble
b1. Mighty Buha - Sunset
b2. Cyclonix - On My Mind