Review: Surfacing from Hamburg with possible connections to the Smallville crew, the delightfully named Fuck Reality are back with a third transmission and more lush and dusty deep house. The opening track, "Knitring", is full testament to this, whilst "Break Away" is a nice lo-slung/slo-mo house cut reminiscent of Genius Of Time or the Aniara sound. On the flip, "Rett Fra Levra " goes for the traditional Chicago deep house sound of Larry Heard with its melancholic Dx7 chords before "Shortie" hammers the message home in dreamy/hazy hip-hop fashion for fans of the Money $ex/Glenn Astro sound out of Berlin.
Review: The latest 12" from the Fuck Reality camp is an all-star affair, featuring collaborations between Tel Aviv twosome T.v.out, and Hamburg duo Smallpeople (AKA Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlfeld). With such talent on display, it's perhaps unsurprising that lead cut "Sailor Desperados" - an energy-packed romp full of undulating acid lines, fizzing hi-hats and relentless stabs - is particularly inspired. Quintessentials regular Borrowed Identity turns that cut into a deep acid shuffler, before the core quartet returns to round things off with the woozy, bass-heavy, late night deep house grooves of "Shadow Quest".