Soul Intent / Spktrm / Acid Lab / Chromatic / DJ Tango - SALESPACK incl. 004 / 005 / 006
Style: Drum n Bass
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 3rd February 2017
For release number four Soul Intent comes up with something truly special.......
The Fruit Club is a big nod back to the famous 'Fruit Club' event that was held at The Brunel Rooms in Swindon throughout the 90s. This is where Soul Intent first heard dnb as it should be via underground hero's like Doc Scott, Kemistry & Storm, and DJ Lee. Infact even the label artwork has been designed around their old flyers (big up to DJ Faydz & Stephen Reid for permission to use the Fruit Club logo).
The track itself features all the elements of those classic mid 90s tracks along with production and arrangement straight out of 2015. On hearing Soul Intent drop it as his first tune Dillinja hunted Alex down and asked for the tune, which he smashed in every set through out his busy 2014 festival season. Dropping the track at Outlook both Doc Scott and Xtra ran up to the DJ booth asking Dillinja what the track was. They both have since championed the track and helped it become one of the hottest dubplates of 2014.
Would Have Loved You has been getting a lot of interest from DJ's and clubbers alike. Janette Thompson's beautiful vocals (written herself) ride over a tough break and sinister distorted bassline. A fine example of Soul Intents love of combining rough with smooth fused with that classic 90s headz vibe.
Rude Raver is a out and out dancefloor roller. Packed with samples from the early hardcore era where labels like Reinforced owed the UK underground rave scene. A distinctive synth riff, ragga vocals and a fast paced break make this a sure fire killer in the club. A Straight up club track, and we're not ashamed to say so.
REVIEWS & PRESS
9/10 - DJ Mag (Jan'15)
8/10 - Mixmag (Jan'15)
"1,2,3,4" is a collaboration with old skool legend DJ Tango (Formation, Moving Shadow). Having made contact with Tango (just to say hello), a conversation about working together resulted in Tango heading up to Nottingham for a studio session. "1,2,3,4" is the end result, a jazzy roller with a massive double bass bassline plus the usual Soul Intent flavors. This has been firmly stuck in the DJ sets of Fabio and LTJ Bukem respectively.
"Go Hustle" highlights (yet again) Soul Intents love for that classic Bristol sound. A Full Cycle stepper with funk licks and vocal samples from old detective shows continue the retro feel. We can't claim it's 'future' just good-old-fashioned drum and bass.
"Late Night Sleaze" is the title track, and a personal favourite of Soul Intent. This dirty roller oozes soul and funk. Indeed, dirty funk as only Soul Intent can deliver.
"Nearly There" is something a little different. Written after a session listening to movie soundtracks, Nearly There features piano assistance from long time friend and former Dataset co-member Chris Gittins. We think it's fair to say this track demonstrates Soul Intents skills aren't just limited to producing dancefloor music but shows his ability to tap into a very emotive and cinematic palette.
A1 Soul Intent - The Fruit Club
B1 Soul Intent - Would Have Loved You
B2 Soul Intent - Rude Raver
C1 Soul Intent & DJ Tango - 1 2 3 4
C2 Soul Intent - Go Hustle
D1 Soul Intent - Late Night Sleaze
D2 Soul Intent feat. Chris Gittins - Nearly There
E1 Spktrm - Vague & Vogue
E2 Acid Lab - Tundra
F1 Chromatic - The Machine
F2 Soul Intent - Hoth
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