Southern Fried Records stalwart Sona Vabos returns with a superb new EP featuring a functional title and four tracks that delves into the depths of house music’s many facets. Sona Vabos has been a core part of the Southern Fried Records artist stable for the last few years, releasing original EPs and lending his considerable remix talents to records from the likes of 2 Bears, Chicken Lips & Crookers. Now the London based producer is set to drop his latest release in the shape of the wonderful ‘Four Trax EP’. Support for the record has come from Nathan G, Huxley, Kerri Chandler and more.
Peter Lyons, one half of Steve Lamacq favourites Peter & Kerry, composes original dance score for the Matthew Bourne backed New Adventures project. Peter & Kerry, whose debut scored 8/10 in Uncut and was lauded by the likes of BBC’s Steve Lamacq, and a solo artist/writer/composer in his own right, Peter was given the opportunity to compose an original score for the New Adventures project – an Arts Council funded initiative which saw Matthew Bourne enlisting two young choreographing talents to produce a short performance to be performed at the Saddlers Wells theatre.
Medlar returns to Wolf Music with some of his finest work to date. Opening cut “The Sun” is the kind of beatdown, soulful house cut you wish Kenny Dixon Jr would get round to making; raw drums, Rhodes sparkles, loose percussion, soulful vocal touches, fluid bass. “Knockard Pearl” arrives first remixed by Detroit Swindle, who pump up this rave-tinted piano house number for top notch 90s style tuff garage action. Medlar’s own version is a deeper, slower affair. Lastly “Govern” weaves blues vocal samples into a pushing, skippy house backing track. Quality stuff all round.
New release from Bad Life, who consider this career defining moment for Attaque a masterpiece. When Dominic Attaque sits back at sixty to compose his memoirs, chronicling a lifetime as one of the world’s most innovative electronic artists, he may well consider Blinded By The Moonlight to be his magnum opus; a crowning achievement of analogue-garage-techno power. This is forward thinking electro perfection that’s as potent on the train as it is in a nightclub.