Review: Blooming marvellous: MarzAttack make their debut on Jamie Trench's perennial soul stable with a clutch of dusty sun-kissed shufflers. "Keep It" is all about the horns and Bro's vocals buried deep in the mix like a best-kept secret, "Byron Bay" brings home the groove bacon a stack of sweet Rhodes and delicate keys while "A Deeper Love" pays homage with shimmering chords and a purring sense of restraint. Remix-wise Folamour gives "A Deeper Love" a slo-mo shakedown while Jamie Trench adds a touch of velvet jack to the title track. "Keep It" for real.
Review: Between them, Rudder and Kresy have released material on a rather impressive list of labels, including Hivern Discs, Large Music, Freerange, Nurvous and Papa Records. Given this rock solid track record, you'd expect this collaborative outing on Roots For Bloom to be stacked with deep house gold. It is, of course, starting with opener "Stateless", where mutilated organ notes, fluttering electronics and drowsy chords ride a bumping groove. "Boulevard" brings a little more late night flavour via elongated chords and a Detroit techno influenced house groove, while "Holdin' On" is a womderfully woozy and summery affair full of eyes-closed vocal samples and fireside-warm sounds. Finally, they reach for the Chicago acid bass and drum machine hits on analogue deep house treat "Release Myself".
Review: Somewhat remarkably, this fine EP marks Roots For Bloom founder Jamie Trench's first solo outing on the label since he delivered its debut EP way back in 2012. Lead cut "That Teebs" is one of his most potent club cuts to date, a warehouse-friendly chunk of peak-time sleaze that peppers a swinging, garage-influenced acid house groove with booming sub-bass, raw electronic riffs and all manner of cut-up female vocal samples. It comes accompanied by a slightly deeper and more rolling interpretation (the similarly sub-heavy Soft Balls Shit Sushi Mix), as well as the jazzy and languid deep house shuffle of "As You Enter The Room", whose bassline is every bit as hard-hitting as its A-side predecessors.