Straight outta Scotland, 18 09 Records is an independent House & Techno label putting out quality underground beats on a regular basis, we round up some recent releases…
Luca De Santo- Relevance EP
Some real peak time melodic techno right here. Deep, swimming synths, Hip Hop vox and pounding beats are the tasty ingredients for ‘Relevance 101′. ‘Relevance 102′ leans more towards House and has a nice Balearic feel to it, perfect for ‘Ibeefaaa!!!’
Oliver Jay- Lucky strike EP
Now this is a hulkingly huge EP!!! ‘Fake Piano’ in particular just leaps out of the speakers with ravey Korg M1 pianos and a bouncing sequence of pads and beats that fit perfectly with the populist style of Tech House. ‘Going Home’ completely flips the script to uplifting classic garage/deep house with vibey organs and pianos. Not content with being incredibly diverse already, Oliver Jay turns the tables once again with the funky/tribal beats of ‘It’s Good’.
We’ve been won over by a number of great tracks by Stonedove this year, here’s another one. A warm smile of a track that just keeps getting better. Lush pianos, shades of disco and those flutes!!! Oh My!!! Caveman turns in a excellent remix worthy of a Defected album and Libs does the same in his own upbeat style full of rich synth work.