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La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate EP

La Guardia De La Luz is the brainchild of Mexican producer Santiago Rionda which he tells us was “created as a vehicle to explore metaphysical topics in a simple, primitive and emotional house sound”. This is his first EP and what a debut!

Resonate starts off raw, deep and moody with stringy synths and a trippy spoken word vocal. The swing takes on on a garage edge with a nod to Moodyman before breaking to a piano halfway to give it an NYC flavour.

La Luz Visible is a deep and trippy cut that builds steadily with a drone and minimal drums before the bass comes in at 2.30 and it shifts up a gear. As the track develops the droning synth grows with keys and analogue lead lines and the result is psychedelic house music at its best.

House Metafísico drops the BPMs and keeps the psychedelia but this time takes things in a more balearic direction. A constant synth line keeps building and filtering with percussion coming in and out plus tinkling keys. This isn’t instant dance music but house that weaves its hypnotic spell and rewards over the long listen.

Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – Distinctive sound throughout the EP. Will definitely take a second listen to La Luz Visible.

Nathan Detroit – Resonate is the one for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Strong release.

Somerville & Wilson – La Luz Visible is the track for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool.

Black Mighty Wax – Got a good vibe from “House Metafisico”

Pammin – Thanks! Great EP as usual.. :) House Metafisico is hot!

Murray Richardson – This lovely EP has just landed and i must say I’m well into this deepness, good stuff!

80s Child – Loving the whole EP.

Dan J – Absolutely boss release! Resonate is the pick of the bunch but the whole ep is mega. Full support.

Pathaan – Nice package.

Danny Oliver – La Luz Visible is lush.

Ravi Brunswick (Oslo) – Loving all the tracks! Resonate is my immediate favourite. Strong release. Full support.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – House Metafisico does it for me, loving the downtempo sound. Resonate will get some love too.

Leon Sweet – Intelligent gear. I’m liking that a lot. Hard to pick a fave but House Metafisico gets the top slot.

Tom Lynch – Resonate sounds wicked!

Dirty Jesus’ Black Cock

Classic PAPERecordings release Don’t Fuck With My Shit by Dirt Jesus has been picked up by Juno Records. The controversially named Dirty Jesus aka Erik Rug and Marc Collin were one of the many acts to release on the label, and their classic proto nu- disco track Don’t F*ck With My Shit was recorded in one take in the studio, played with real instruments and mixed down live. Between them Gerard Black and DJ Harvey (appearing here as RV Cock) have years racked up making and playing music, their twisted sense of humour and encyclopedic knowledge always on display. With Gerard in the UK and Harvey in the US there was a flurry of long distance phone calls and bouncing back and forth of files, and after their initial collaborative process on the mix they were all set to go off and do the fine tweaking of each one solo. Black Cock rises again – no fluffing required.The RV Cock remix starts with the kind of percussion so indebted to Harvey’s life in Hawaiian paradise that it all but dons a loud shirt and offers you a cocktail. However this is quickly overshadowed by something altogether more menacing, as dark, slow, spacey synths come to the fore. By the time the ethereal vocals and horns come in, Harvey has lulled you into a druggy stupor – before dragging you out of it with one final bass drop that is sure to tear the roof off after-parties from London to Honolulu. Not to be overshadowed, Gerard Black chips in with his own sterling effort, with squelchy acid house bassline and busy drums. Rather than bombarding the listener, Black creates a sonic landscape in which every sound matters. This is sleazy-as-you-like discofied house – exactly what you’d hope for and expect from the legendary Black Cock crew.
The first of Pete Herbert’s two remixes of the gloriously and impeccably titled Don’t Fuck With My Shit features a lazy bass guitar bouncing off twangy keys. By the time the tumbling piano lines come in – and Herbert does make you sweat on it – hands are well and truly up in the air. Part Two, instead of making us wait on the piano, brings it in immediately. It playfully jostles for attention with that addictive guitar hook, and this time Herbert teases us with a bassline that takes nearly two full minutes to kick in. When it does, you have a track that is positively dripping with a sublime piano-driven house sound that is sure to get even the most ardent chin-strokers shaking ass.
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Maxx Mortimer – Feelings EP

It’s good to get back to New Zealand again and we’ve been itching to put this EP by Maxx Mortimer out for a while. It nearly didn’t happen when his laptop was stolen but the stars aligned and the world of music is now a better place.

Feelings is vocal house at it’s very best with Stacey Gardener bringing the soul. Deep, simple and catchy its reminiscent of Miguel Campbell’s Something Special and has the potential to get the same kind of heat.

Next up Soulfood is deep garage that packs an extra thump. Nagging chords and sample, a big bottom end and drums that swing are all that you need for perfect heads down Saturday night NYC flavoured tackle. Expect dance floors like Faith, MOS and Fabric to be jumping all over this.

Got Some Funk has a more live flavour and it’s all in the groove that hits the one. Again on a garage tip with Rhodes and sample at the forefront this does it’s thing and does it damn well.

Mark Farina – “Dig these!”

Oliver $ – “Nice one”

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – “Liking Soulfood for its repetitiveness. A constant groove which isn’t too overpowering. A good set of tracks”

Artwork credit: Dean Chew
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Fingerman – “Soulfood is a great deep number but Got Some Funk rocks this EP for me. Nice!”

Alkalino – “Good vibes!”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “YES FUNKY!”

Billy Scurry – “House music at it best, all tracks here doing it for me.. Solid stuff indeed!!”

Neil Diablo – “Got some funk has got some funk”

Benoit C – “Feelings for me”

Robot 84 – “Superb vocal, really feelin’ this…”

Get Down Edits – “Tasty stuff from the Paper camp once again x”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “Feelings will be in the ‘box’ all Summer long, great track. Digging the funk as well but all about Feelings for me”

Groovement Soul – “Lovely soulful EP this one, especially Soulfood with it’s deep detroit vibes. Recognising samples all over the shop”