Various Artists / A Throng of Orbs Volume 3
Artist: Various Artists
Title: A Throng of Orbs Volume 3
Label: Ears Have Eyes
Format: 12" Vinyl
Country: Great Britain
First up we have Contours, who burst onto the scene in 2015 with an excellent release on the mighty Rhythm Section, and has put out a slew of great records since then. Dither takes time to unfold, but when the fluid acid line emerges from the heady percussion he really sets up the track for dancefloor perfection.
For the A2 we welcome back Chocky to the label, and he serves up a slice of weighty house music that drips quality and emotion. Pickle Dat kicks off with an absolute beauty of a groove, understated but weighty, and from there Chocky goes on to sprinkle just the right amount of seasoning, with soulful Rhodes licks and a wonderful bass line.
Off the back of their excellent 12" on Love on the Rocks, Elles x Violet kick off the B side with YRNYB, a tried and tested dancefloor destroyer. When we heard Elles playing this in a dark basement in Peckham, we just had to sign it. Sometimes a kick drum, an acid line and a half heard vocal is all you need.
Finishing off the release we have Dublin artist Replete serving up a lovely slice of hazy, percussive house music that slowly builds to a crescendo. An acidic bassline sits nicely over congas and a warm, rounded kick drum.