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Concept e25 – Garage Sessions 1 (Wax Classic)

This week finally sees the release of Garage Sessions 1 on Wax Classic, the incredibly popular off-shoot of French label Skylax Records. It follows contributions from the likes of Montel and Adryiano earlier in 2013. Treating us this time are French production partners Frederic Boeuf and Lionel Cadix, aka Concept e25. These guys have big shoes to fill after the previous releases on Wax Classic, and I’m glad to say that they do not disappoint. Both “What Did You Say” and “Feel Strong” begin the Garage Sessions with punchy basslines, filtered chords, layered drums and catchy vocals, with the latter track being the deeper cut of the two. However, my picks of the EP lay on the B-side.“Around” has an early Kerri Chandler feel to it but Concept e25 make sure to avoid imitation here. Unlike many other producers today, they use their inspiration to...
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FABIO MONESI – HEATWAVE VOL.1 (Skylax Records)

SKYLAX RECORDS Fabio opens the EP with “Duke Mama”, a proper house anthem complete with a set of neat vocals, a shuffling workout of hi-hats, the inevitable snare and an old-school bass line which bounces from wall to wall. It made us think about a mix between Boo williams chicago house purity & the glorious times of the Underground music movement italian house anthems : TUNE ! He closes the A side with “Millionhands” a similarly reflective house number for when things turn seriously deep Monesi’s rugged low end bumper “No matter what (Hissmann dub)” opens the B side bristling with vintage house ideas and some rather excellent usage of detuned keys while on “Farmhouse 171 (Hissmann mix)” he drops a sample heavy bomb that sounds as an agitated Moodymann A must to have in every djs collection....
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