Music Review: Various Artists - LOCUS (curated with ASOY) [TECHFUI 003]
- Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020 23:30
TECHFUI label puts out this fantastic new 12 track sampler. It proves the label has plenty of different and talented names on its roster and they all serve up the goods here.
"Evening Lying" from Halosaur is a deep and bubbly minimal number to get you in the zone. Stripped back and late-night sounds sure are the order of the day here as Leon Roberts proves with "Calypso", a sci-fi laced groove with supple synths that get deep into your psyche. "Elsewhere Wood Drift" is a glitchy little groove with nice pixelated melodies. OZ Artists goes deep with more dreamy and floating grooves that carry your mind away.
"80 Feet Tall" is another one from a dreamy realm with spoken word samples and lush ambient melodies eventually joined by a broken beat. ASOY feat. Dark Matrix is one of the many standouts - "Your Addiction" is a dark yet alluring and warm track with superb drums and whispery vocals.
"The Essence Of A Sou" l by Riki Inocente & Darren Roach is a chunky house cut to end on, with streaming deep house chords and bubbling beats. All in all this is super high quality and very tasteful selection of late-night house music.
Words by Ian Fleming