OFF RECORDINGS presses yet another impressive collection of tracks in this new installment, tapping into Brazil’s underground talent. Sao Paulo resident DASHDOT, who provides the single “Booty Clap”, a thunderous stomper with a deep low end bump to light any dancefloor on fire.
OFF family regulars, TAPESH & DAYNE S, who released the top seller Got To Live EP,are deluxe guests here, bringing their remix flavour with a calypso-infused bassline.
The second track from the land of caipirinha and futebol comes from production team RE DUPRE and ANGELO FRACALANZA. “L.O.V.E.” broods darkness in its depth and the Biggie samples put this one into position for one of the top tracks of 2013.
For full streams of these tracks, check out the ace videos below.
Fusing elements of funk, house, and hip hop, KOLOMBO‘s debut on OFF Recordings is a homage to an all-weekend party extravaganza. Of the two-track EP from the Belgian producer the title track, “Let’s Drink,” is the stand out with it’s thick bassline smeared over an 80s-influenced funk break.
I know I’m beginning to repeat myself here but ANDRE CROM‘s label, OFF RECORDINGS, seems unstoppable. Their latest, a release from LEFTWING & KODY (separately, LEFTWING and KODY) injects yet another heavy dose of bass house/garage-inspired antidotes for dancefloor lethargy. Both original tracks in the EP feature bubbly basslines influenced from the 90s.
Hit after hit after hit. That is the short summary of OFF Recordings. The placement as #8 mostcharted label of 2012 on Resident Advisor and up to 10 tracks in the Beatport deep house top 100 at once are proof the Berlin-based label do things right.
They’re latest release, a two track EP by TAPESH & DAYNE S, adds more fuel to their fire. The a-side digs deep enough to permanently dwell in the underground. At the same time, the sparse, well-placed steel drums draws the tune out into the sunshine for a bass-laden picnic at the beach.
The EP’s b-side is a bit more nocturnal and more suitable for dim spaces. “Hear Me” goes deep too, saturating any dancefloor at 4:00 am.
As a huge fan of Aphex Twin, the standout for me is Tiger Stripes’ bootleg of Windowlicker. My wife on the other hand is all about Dharkfunkh’s track, although she prefers the original (OFF042) from the video below.
We received the latest single from OFF RECORDINGS earlier this week. The two originals and a remix reinforces why OFF is my favourite label from 2012 (more on this soon, I hope).
Born in Mexico and currently based in Barcelona, MIGUEL PUENTE made himself a name with releases on Hot Waves and Art Department’s No. 19 Music. For his OFF debut he presents 2 diverse originals. “Small Proposition” is all about its catchy and bold vocal sample and a massive bassline.
MAT.JOE deliver their first remix for OFF, turning Small Proposition into a more groove-based affair which builds towards a big central break.
“Lil Freakyness” is the standout for me. The track has similar ingredients, but uses them in a sleazier and darker manner, making it the weapon of choice for your next afterhour set.
For his debut on OFF Recordings, DARIUS SYROSSIAN lets loose one of the deepest tracks of the year. “Metal”, a collaboration with HECTOR COUTO, has been hammered for months by the few who were lucky enough to get an advance promo. The tune features a near trademark jacking groove combined with a deep and driving bassline.
Jordan Peak delivers a slightly syncopated, but wobbly remix, that could see itself veering deeper underground.
“Bass Play”, a collaboration with JOSH BUTLER, completes the package, which for me, is the standout cut from the EP. This tune is a bit darker with a subtle bassline that could wobble its way into a garage of one form or another.