Leftroom Limited's next release finds esteemed musicians, producers and live performers No Regular Play make their debut on the label. The American duo of Nicholas DeBruyn and Greg Paulus serve up four fantastic new cuts that get remixed by countryman and dance legend, Doc Martin.
Over the last decade, No Regular Play have become synonymous with richly musical house grooves. Often laced with Paulus’s trumpet playing, the pair’s music goes way beyond the dance floor and has landed on Wolf + Lamb, No 19 Music and Crew Love, with two LPs showcasing a knack for disco, synth pop and deep house like few others.
First up here, Room Keeps Spinning is a dark and driving house cut with classic hits and a rubbery bassline powering it along. Pained vocals bring a late night, inebriated feeling and crafty synth work fleshes out the grooves with a late night tripiness. The brilliant Bare Witness is a totally different vibe, with bumping drums and spaced out pad work making for a sci-fi atmosphere. It’s a fresh, crisp dancing track that builds the pressure and twists and turns on robotic synths that sound like the future.
Sublevel boss Doc Martin has been at the heart of house music for decades. His timeless style, rare DJ skill and legendary series of residences have made him a real great. The first remix here is a tense, steel plated house cut with loose synths bringing a wild atmosphere and Lillia’s vocals adding a sense of soul, while the second is a more direct and stripped back version that will take you on a trip.
The final original is UR FINE, which again shows off another side to No Regular Play: it’s a freaky bit of house for the after party. Chattery claps and warped synths, weird vocals and spooning hi hats all add up to a brilliantly off-kilter cut that will blow minds.
This EP truly shows off the breadth and depth of No Regular Play’s ever evolving and fascinating sound.
DJ Support - Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga, Seth Troxler, and Laurent Garnier.
Radio play forthcoming from Danny Howard
Published: 30th April 2020