I always keep tabs on what the Donky dudes are doing (and I’ve picked up just about everything they’ve put out as far as I’m aware) and this banger from Seattle’s Keyboard Kid 206 (apparently the number’s an inexplicable reference to famously lacklustre Peugeot hatchback) keeps the standard high. It’s good to see the Brighton-based crew extending their reach outside the UK once again, as per their last release from Moscow-based 813. I first checked the preview clip in a rush and wasn’t blown away by the harsh, plodding intro to EP opener ‘WelcomeX’. However, having had a chance to properly listen I’ve since realised that every song has something to offer and the entire release seems to build up to the hyperactive melody of closing track ‘LongLiveSwag’, perpetrated by overblown & overlapping rave synth arpeggios. Get familiar with this lot if you aren’t already!
Speaking of Moscow, that’s also the namesake of DP’s third-in-the-series of Brighton based freebie EPs - the first of which was covered earlier. Before that though, here’s the teaser clip for the forthcoming skweee-lchy sounds of Boss Kite’s ‘Comicon EP’ aka DKYF002.
I reckon this label is going to be huge in the game soon. There’s been some press campaign indeed for this release & that’s a cool-ass video from Moscow’s 813. I didn’t pick it up yet cos it didn’t sound quite right for my DJ sets but I might yet be convinced as an album just to listen to…remember that?
Another download that doesn’t necessarily have to cost you any money in order for you to own a copy. That’s a nice way of saying ‘FREE’ by the way, but it is a ‘name your price’ purchase so chuck a few gold doubloons their way if you’re feeling flush.
Yes, it’s the hotly anticipated new one from Brighton’s Ghost Mutt. It was mentioned a coupla weeks ago and I found myself playing through the preview clip on Donky Pitch’s Soundcloud page quite a few times. What Mr Mutt seems to be going for here (as certain folks begin to sigh a little at the questionable need of more repitched R&B vocals in alternative club music) is more of a full on classic R&B vibe all over, which actually works in his favour. Like his other work the soul flava is strong but more-or-less gone are the blips & bleeps of tracks such as one-time Lockah crate staple Thoroughbred. Instead a smoother & more polished sound is present, more closely resembling classic 80s pop. Great job!