DescriptionLeft'd 004 marks the consolidation of Leftrooms digital sub label. Now with its own marked set of up-and-coming artists, it is no longer the newboy of the clan and is primed to become a go to label for off centrehouse music. Leftd 004 welcomes back 3 artists who have already stood outfor the imprint and there are 2 more fresh talents who join the fold.
Nikko Giblers Say You Care is a dark, sleazy and infectious bomb. Its fat bass line beckons in wobbly percussion and atmospheric washes of melody that build up a tight rhythm. The result is a twisted bumper. The track builds to a solid marching beat and the injection of a trippy edge gives the track a hedonistic identity. The vocal is sleazy but it's disparate tones hint at 4am depravity, making this an evocative dancefloor weapon.
Matthew Burton and Nick Lawson follow up there epic Playdo with an airy house jam entitled Snuff It. Unhurried and spacious, the pair lay downa deceptively hypnotic builder, focusing on the beats and melodic chords but pulling them together with precise percussion. This all primes the track so that the soaring vocal rests beautifully on top. Deep and assured this track has mileage in it that will demand repeat plays.
Stojches Shakin Cold takes the characteristic Leftroom bounce and lays down a tracky, Detroit inspired groover. All big chords and White noise,this is one to heat the floor gently with before moving in for the kill with a less reserved number.
Mark Chambers From London is an ode to the city's cacophonous dance scene. Celebrating the simplicity of the rhythms that keep us from our beds across the weekend, the track heads directly for the floor, making just enough space for a loosely plucked bass and taught piano chords that build momentum. It has a loose feel to it that will shake the floor and really get the bodies moving.
Left'd004 is a well honed package that presses all the right dance floor buttons, sauntering through the warm up and making the peak time it's own with bounce and character.