Review: A classic from start to end - FYI Chris step forward with their finest cuts to date for the homies at RS INTL. Chris Coupe and Chris Watson are back with a feel good EP for the summer. They look to the sounds of New York City's fabled ballroom/vogue scene on the tough bass-heavy bounce of "Contact" (Underground Track) and followed by the evocative deep house of "Daze" featuring Simeon Jones. On the flip, they go deeper and in to even trippier territory on the sensual tribal house of "Special Names" and further down the spiral on the tunnelling and hypnotic "Morph" - which is unlike anything we've heard from the pair before.
Review: Long celebrated as a hub for new producers to showcase their talents, CDR return to the releasing game in partnership with Dimensions Festival. Up and coming house heads K15 and FYI Chris reportedly invited Lismore and Ben Houghton to take part in this collaborative release, resulting in four tracks that wouldn't sound out of place soundtracking a balmy afternoon dance on the Adriatic Sea. Oozing quality and soul throughout, there's a distinctly laid back flavour to the house on offer across this release, although FYI Chris add a touch more bite with their grubby lo-fi synth lines on "Sugar".
Locossolus - "Next To You" (Kiwi remix - Harvey edit) (7:35)
Apiento & Tepper - "Blossoms" (5:52)
FYI Chris - "SWH (No Boundaries)" (6:53)
Luke Vibert - "That's Ill Folks" (3:37)
Clark - "Laptop Stand" (3:21)
Review: Plenty of big hitters feature on this new various artists collection from Care4Life. It's a Harvey edit of Kiwi that kicks off with a slow, darkened grubby dub disco workout then Apiento & Tepper link for "Blossoms", another deep and dubby cut but with thoughtful pads and icy electro twinges. FYI Chris ups the ante with a warm and atmospheric house cut that carries you away on a spaced out vibe and Luke Vibert gets typically wonky and electric on his playful downbeat jam "That's Ill Folks." The biggest curveball of the lot is Clark's "Laptop Stand", an acoustic guitar piece with a curious folk vocal.