Macho acid-disco sleaze from Siren — the new project helmed by Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani and Dennis ‘Citizen’ Kane. ‘Gauntlet’ pays an authentic homage to the more daring sound of the Skatt Bros/Boystown Gang and whole subcultural movement attributed to this. Includes an energetic remix from Ray Mang and a solid percussion section from Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato.
A simple Spanish guitar starts this sophisticated, sexy track. It’s hard to image that its creator is only 20 — the track exhales an air of maturity and class which is usually reserved for the scene's veterans. The smooth and silky vocals provided by singer songwriter Solis echo the track's perfect production and old school breaks, and a liquid bassline entwines with that guitar and sumptuous saxophone to create a gloriously glowing track which will warm us well into the winter months.
Under the production guidance of Dave ‘Joey Negro’ Lee, his boogie/disco troupe, The Sunburst Band, front the next Z Records release. The first release of 2014 for the London-based band sees new versions of previous, soulful faves, ‘Trust Me’ and ‘Only Time Will Tell’ get new production twists from veteran hip-hop to house DJ, Spinna, and house head Ross Couch. Spinna’s remixes steal the show, produced in a style that nods to vintage Trax and DJ International, with their aptly named ‘Nostalgic Dub’ and ‘Nostalgic Vocal’ versions.
Brixton resident, B£AMS, drops a selection of short ideas on his '£300 STERLING' beat tape, featuring 10 super-sharp, chunky blasts of heavy set hip-hop. A quick-fire brace of mean, raw shit to bump in your cherry red Vauxhall Corsa.