Week after week the Berlin-based label OFF Recordings churn out what is arguably some of the best house music on the planet. For their latest offering they deliver a massive debut from the Swiss duo FAT SUSHI.
The title track features the iconic and distinctive vocals of ROLAND CLARK in what is sure to become a modern classic. Working through the sounds of Chicago, the tune winds around a big but not overpowering four-four, sweeping builds, and a complimentary bassline that could keep dancefloors driving for hours.
Established OFF family members, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, enhance the track with their percussive disco, taking “My Place” to new depths. This is in fact the standout of the EP.
“Preaching Right Tonight” is another Chicago-tingled tune, albeit one where a little funk and some subtle low end synth will re-energize tired feet in the darkness of night. Quite simply, it’s another amazing tune.
The hits at OFF Recordings don’t stop. The Berlin label and their team of underground boogie hunters bagged a pair of tunes from mystery producer SIMION.
“Lost” borrows the strings and bassline from The Cure’s “Lullaby” and does so quite well. The track isn’t exactly peak hour material, it’ll still get a huge rise out of the right crowd. “Don’t U” might be more sweat inducing. Here we have a cut that’s a bit more jackin’ complimented by yet another deep bassline. Chi Thanh adds some kick the track with his slightly more nocturnal remix.
Seems like the folks at OFF are shying away from individual snippets on SoundCloud so if you’re looking for full streams, head to the YouTube links below.
The output from OFF Recordings has been relentless in 2013. Their latest comes from a collaboration between MAT.JOE, one of the most active members of the Off familly, and KEVIN KNAPP, a cosmic heavyweight in Berlin’s underground community.
The EP’s title track takes a quick trip to Chicago and borrows its jackin’ trademark four to the floor percussion, then adds a driving bassline and a few disco elements for a hands-in-the-air dancefloor frenzy. Milan’s DIRTY CHANNELS stir up their mix with a few kilos of beef for an extra meaty dish. “Beneath The Moon” show a more soulful side with a sweet yet savoury appetizer, accompanied by a very powerful performance by Mr Knapp.
“Sometimes you have to let go and surrender to those forbidden temptations, and this new release is meant to be an irresistible one.”
That’s the opening description for the latest release on OFF Recordings. As part of the label’s OFFSPIN series, this four track EP lays out deep jams from Andre Crom, Nhan Solo, Murat Kilic, and Pavel Petrov & Marten.
Off Recordings head honcho Andre Crom treats us with some stabby 90s organ throwback for a sweaty romp into the dawn. Nhan Solo takes the EP back a few more decades for some soulful disco. Don’t be surprised if you hear zippers descending when this one drops. Sydney’s Murat Kilic musical time warp flies from the 70s to the 80s. There’s clearly a disco influence, anyone who owned a pair of acid wash jeans will get down get down to this cut. Finally, Pavel Petrov & Marten show their ability to rock it with some deadly Busta Rhymes samples.
Here’s some house music at its finest. Mind you, what else would you expect from OFF RECORDINGS? Harnessing samples from a few decades ago PURPLE DISCO MACHINE shine a bright light onto a glimmering disco ball for a two-track that will keep the dancefloor spinning all night.
The return of the collaboration team between OFF Recordings‘ boss man, ANDRE CROM, and one of the fastest rising acts in bouncing house music, TEENAGE MUTANTS, marks would could easily be an essential end-of-summer jam. After their last collaboration “Hangin On” they come back to the decks with another single that will sure be a must in every dj set. “You Don’t Know” keeps the new school vibe and unveils a romantic atmosphere over a bouncy bass, catchy vocals and great synth work with an epic breakdown.
As usual at the OFF Recordings headquarters, they keep scouting for the pinnacle in deep house production. On their latest release (OFF063) they once again venture to South America, this time to one of the most thriving scenes in the world, Brazil to find Rio’s, BRUCE LEROYS (made up by Diogo & Marcelo) for their debut – a huge first ep.
“Get Me Right” is the title track for this project, a deep nu-style house with trippy vocals and a garage wobble synth bass that gives the track a very special feel.
The track was so special to the people at OFF they solicited a remix from two icons within the OFF family, BARBER and VANILLA ACE. They keep the main elements of the original but shuffle the tune into slightly deeper waters.
“My Love Is” is another house masterpiece with a driving bass, analog synth arrangements and a supersexy female voice bringing in the lust.
“Uncle Frank” closes the ep with style. A blues-inspired sample topped with a stomping bass, synth stabs and one of those vocals that are never easily forgotten.