Review: We've been impressed by the previous output from soul-loving, lo-fi deep house songsmith Tom Kerridge's Girls of the Internet project, so it's heartening to find that this double 12" boasts his strongest collection of cuts to date. Kerridge sets his stall out via the deep, dubby and seriously seductive shuffle of "Patience", before vocalist Linda Muriel guests on the punchy two-step slickness of "Humble". "Take Back" and "Hello Judy" both boast sultry male vocals, warm bass guitar and lo-fi club beats, while "U Changed" is a slinky, skewed UK garage workout. Elsewhere, "Sun Comes Up" is a sunrise-ready chunk of two-step warmth, "Still" is a string-laden deep house treat and closer "What U Done 4 Me?" is lo-fi deep house-soul straight from the top drawer.
Space Ship (Fango The Suppa RoboT Dancer remix) (5:15)
Spaceship (JD Twitch remix) (6:34)
Spaceship (Superpitcher Space Trip) (10:09)
Spaceship (Superpitcher Space Strip) (5:15)
Review: Life and Death has pushed the boat out here, backing two quality cuts from Paulor - the chugging, acid-fired dancefloor hypnotism of "Space Ship" and the New Wave influenced electronic moodiness of "Planet Gold" - with a quintet of headline-grabbing remixes. Techno hero Vitalic steps up first with a beefed up, rush-inducing version of "Space Ship" rich in apreggio style bass, spacey melodies and thrusting TB-303 acid lines. Fango Tha Suppa RoboT Dancer gives the same track a punchy, '80s electro style overhaul before Optimo's JD Twitch steals the show with a version that layers razor-sharp riffs over a dystopian mix of analogue bass and pots-and-pans percussion. Superpitcher rounds things off in style, first with a hypnotic, chugging "Space Trip" version and then a sublime "Space Strip" ambient take that's almost breathtakingly blissful.
Come Go With Me (Joaquin Joe Claussell Unofficial edits version) (5:48)
Review: Originally released in 1977 "Come Go with Me" is a song by R&B group Pockets, which charted reasonably high in various charts at the time. This issue features a respectful resplice by New York City's master of spiritual life music himself: Joaquin Joe Claussell. The original version on the A side is featured for your enjoyment - that's a given - and you can enjoy this timeless classic featuring producer Verdine White's amazing production.
Review: Fresh from the success of two top notch EPs on iile, Leo Pol unveils his most ambitious release to date. All I Got In Me is something of a beast, with seven tracks stretched across two slabs of wax. It's a rather pleasingly varied affair, all told, with the experienced producer flitting between Detroit style techno futurism ("BH2"), warm, chunky and occasionally tough deep house ("All I Got In Me", "Live Concrete"), spacey beatbox electro ("Live Love") and the kind of tech-house cuts that look to both the Motor City and Chicago for inspiration. As a bonus, he's also included a collaborative cut under the St Ouen Connection moniker, the deep and hazy, techno-tempo positivity of "Masile".