Yoshitoshi Recordings, the label set up in the 90s by acclaimed house duo Deep Dish, is still going as strong as ever. Next up on the schedule is a fine five track EP from a selection of fresh artists, all offering up variations on a sun-kissed house theme, with the whole EP really excelling as a result.
Up first is Mannerow with Bird Watching, a nice and organic deep house cut with flutes and bird calls and tumbling drums really sucking you in. It is fresh and clean and reminiscent of the best Deep Dish tracks. Aliens then comes from Solarc and is a more driving and peak time house cut with driving bass strokes and fiery hi-hats.
Nihil Young & Wolf Story’s Voice of Reason then drops back down into a subliminal and slithering deep house groove that is brooding and moody, filled with dark late night energy.
Next up, Rony Seikaly comes correct with Should I Stay, offering a tense tech-number with loose tin-pot percussion, popping hits and warm synths, all making for a colourful effect. Lastly, VASI's My Check rounds proceedings out in weird and wonderful style, with wonky synths spraying about the mix while chunky drums galvanise its rhythm from below. All in all, a fine offering, with lots of groove, swing and sunshine to enjoy.