A1 Micha Klang & Kuroneko – If I Were You
A2 Rico Casazza – Rollin (vinyl only)
B1 JMF – Call me Sally
B2 Ranacat – Funness
A1 Dudley Strangeways – Left Foot Trippin (vinyl only)
A2 Nicson – You, Me And All The Rest
B1 Le Vinyl & Javi Bora – Classic vibes
B2 Keita Sano – Knock Flat
Annie Errez – Clouds
Dudley Strangeways – Flourish
Nick Daring – Self Control
Federico Curatolo – In Da House
The Holic Trax label started in 2012 by DJ and producer Tomoki Tamura now extends its legs into a new series that focuses on the many different shades of house music from producers new and old. Coming in two parts on limited run vinyl, each track was A&Red by the boss himself and the results are hugely entertaining.
Part one offers four tracks, the first from Micha Klang & Kuroneko. The pair’s If I Were You is a shuffling, jazzy chord laced house number with plenty of authentically aged sounding elements bristling next to each other. Rico Casazza then offers Rollin, a much more ducking and diving house track with trilling, incidental keys and a free flowing jazz energy.
The flip sees JMF go deep and tough like might Bicep, with big sandy hits and surfing drums demanding you dance. Closing out the first part in the series is Funness by Argentina born but London based Ranacat. It’s a slow burning, roughhouse jam again with plenty of warm melodies and a cuddly ambiance encasing it all.
Part two kicks off with Dudley Strangeways’ deep and cosmic Left Foot Trippin and it’s warm, swirling deep house energy. Nicson then demonstrates his ability to craft an engaging boom-bap combo with his wooden sounding drums and serene fine grain textures before Le Vinyl & Javi Bora lay out a Latin flavoured, tropical house vision that will sound perfect on any terrace this summer. Keita Sano closes things out with the most tech leaning and paranoid sounding cut of low down rhythms and live sounding synths and drums. There really is something for all hours across both the EPs here.
Buy the two EPs digitally and you’ll also get four more carefully selected jams from Annie Errez,
Dudley Strangeways, Federico Curatolo and Nick Daring. They range from techno leaning and deep to more melodic and romantic, and that prove there is plenty of untapped talent out there just waiting to entertain your ears… and it’s all thanks to the efforts of Tomoki Tamura.