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Rhythm Section: Shouts 2021 Vol.2

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Rhythm Section International

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Rhythm Section proudly announce a new compilation, "Shouts 2021", revealing the new sounds and direction taken by this fiercely independent and innovative UK label. Split across two volumes, volume 2 focuses on squarely on the dancefloor, informed by the unique sounds and flavours heard at their highly regarded London-based clubnight.

Another six artists grace the 12", revealing a list of rising talent you're unlikely to know much about right now. Big props to Bradley's adventurous and risk taking A&R as plenty of labels would have settled for some average offerings off some big names to sell their compilation but here we get some hot shit off of some relatively unknown artists which is what it's all about really isn’t it?

Anyway, Soso Tharpa drops a feisty, elbows-out UKF mutation, buoyant and spacious with brilliantly programmed perx. Tom Esselle updates broken beat with a gliding garage-informed movement on "Lou's Groove" that'll have pale faced students and old school garage heads nodding in equal appreciation with it's perfectly formed, nicely swung antics. Pookie hits half-tempo precision and closes off side A via "Beast Mode", decorated in a streetwise rap and distorted soundsystem ruffage.

Side B sees tricksy late nite voodoo executed with a day-glo 90s aesthetic on "Hella Mega Drive" by Hassan Abou Alam before Adam Pits his the 4x4 thruster and powers through with the bassline-indebted "Cluster Funk". Finally, Kareem Ali sees optimistic light beams and a hands-aloft mood sweep over the driving, end-of-night anthem, "Black Futures". Incredible stuff here from a true shining light of British dance culture. Rhythm Section we salute you!


Matt says: Second part unveiling new artists to the Rhythm Section roster. A dancefloor-centric 12" which continues to push the envelope as the label have done from the beginning.


A1. Soso Tharpa - Milo Is Back
A2. Tom Esselle - Lou's Groove
A3. Pookie - Beast Mode
B1. Hassan Abou Alam - Hella Mega Drive
B2. Adam Pits - Cluster Funk
B3. Kareem Ali - Black Futures

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