In less than a year since first starting out, Guy Gerber’s Rumors label has become one of the go-to outlets for considered, classy and cultured house music. After tastemaking and standard-raising releases from Guy & Dixon, Lake People and Chaim – as well as memorable parties everywhere from BPM to WMC - now the imprint offers up a fantastically strong and seductive four-track sampler entitled Chinese Whispers.
Opening up are production geniuses Konrad Black of Wagon Repair and Martin Buttirch of Desolat. Their ‘Siamese Connection’ is a kinetic, rubbery afterhours track filled with weird sounds, great sonic design and captivating rhythms. UK newcomer Rhymos then offers the dubby roller that is ‘Grey Table’, Israel’s accomplished Chaim then gets seriously spiritual and serene on his ‘Too Dark For You’ and Italian pair Hunter/Game make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up with their truly moving, majestically melodic ‘Squares’.
This terrific label taster shows the world what Rumors is all about – artistic, emotional house music that mesmerises dancefloors and makes a big impact on souls and as well as soles.
Published: 20th November 2014