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Locus returns with its latest various artists aural missive: ‘Locus Trax Vol. 3’, welcoming label debuts from Captea boss Jamahr, Leeds-based DJ/producer Mehlor, Dutch talent Project89 and an Italian pairing of Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri.
Now established as a standalone label in its own right, Fuse’s sister imprint Locus continues to prove itself as a go-to stop for forward-thinking and fresh house music with minimal-leaning influences from both established and emerging talent. Five new names for the label as Captea boss Jamahr, Leeds-based DJ/producer Mehlor, and Dutch talent Project89 serve up fresh singles alongside a slick collaboration from Italian pairing Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri.
Jamahr opens the package with an impactful combination of slick drums, resonant vocals and warped basslines across ‘Night Tales’, while Mehlor’s ‘BSOD’ offers up off-kilter electronics, skippy percussion and woozy low-ends. On the flip, Project89’s ‘What’s Going On’ delivers a peppy groove accented by atmospheric pads and spaced-out aesthetics, before closing via the tight, rolling grooves of Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri’s ‘Sit Down’ as the two unveil a heads-down, hands-up terrace anthem.
Matt says: Bumpety and skewwhiff house teasers showcasing the talent of the Locus roster. A team with the championship in their sites if this cheeky V/A EP is anything to go by. One to watch!
A1. Jamahr - Night Tales
A2. Mehlor - BSOD
B1. Project89 - What's Going On
B2. Manuel De Lorenzi & Giacomo Silvestri - Sit Down