Following the astounding success of their first release with Chaos In The CBD, YAM Recordings return with the first installment of their You And Music compilation series.
This 5-track release features Leonidas, MSSS, Sofatalk, Tom Esselle and Z Lovecraft. Compiled by shop owners Theo & Tom and born of relationships forged at YAM Records on Rye Lane, it represents both local and international talent that they've had the pleasure of crossing paths with over the past 3 years.
Tom Esselle's 'Lêlet' kicks things off with a traditional Guadeloupean folk song re-worked for the club. Driven by tropical percussion and a hefty bass line, the call-and-response vocal elevates the track.
MSSS follows with 'This Is A Modern Drugs Party'. This track chugs along, interlaced with African and Far Eastern influences, while tuned percussion adds a hypnotic element. Modern drugs party indeed.
On the flip, Italian maestro Sofatalk offers up ‘Truth Theme’, an afro- broken-beat masterpiece prime for the summer. Polyrhythmic percussion, twisted horn samples and vibe solos carry the release from the nightclub to the beach.
Leonidas takes things back to the floor on 'Shesha Dub)'. This analogue hardware session delivers crisp hats, acid bass lines and synth stabs aplenty. The syncopated rhythms drive the track through five-and-a-half minutes of pure groove.
Finally, Z Lovecraft closes the compilation with ‘Oceanic’ a live jam recorded in one take. This track invokes memories of video games, beach life and sun-kissed afternoons, transporting the listener to an audio oasis via a digital ocean.
Published: 26th May 2017