After a two-year-long tenure, Let's Play House Records' twentieth release finally arrives! This one features four originals by newish affiliate, montel, who released a song on the second LPH V/A compilation EP. The Belfast-based producer is an especially busy and active man: he runs his own label, Seven Music, and collaborates with a partner in South West Seven. On his own, montel specializes in cranking out some the best deep house and UK garage around, and Eastside Kings is a shining example of his talents.
The EP starts with “Peace In the World,” an infectious, assertive stomper that hooks you with a simple keyboard riff and vocal sample. The energy doesn't let up on “Runnin',” though that cut is decidedly deeper and smoother. The flip finds montel turning it back up to 11 with “Ecstasy,” a dramatic club anthem, and “Get Down,” a funky, elastic burner that closes the 12”.
Published: 8th August 2013