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Banoffee Pies Records ninth edition to their original series lands on BP009 featuring Vancouver duo Plush Managements Inc. aka D. Tiffany, rising producer and label manager at the wonderful Planet Euphorique, and Regularfantasy of Total Stasis, with their sub heavy trance state track with rolling hi hats "Plush Egg” on the A1. The A2 comes from Kiev born techno artist Voin Oruwu who joins with futuristic break beat drum rhythms and swirling vocal hook on “After All". The B side takes a darker turn with raw and clean dance floor garage from another Bristol local, Hartta on “Trust Issues”. The B2 ends with experimentation from the classically trained UK musician Keppel, with game like soundscapes in “Atari”s accelerating cinematic instrumentation. Music for the floor. One love, BP x

KOKO / Embezzlement Society

Endangered Aliens / Sobriety

THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

Banoffee Pies drop their annual Record Store Day insert with BPRSD004. “Hello from the children of Planet Earth.” The A side sees a waterslide of sounds with break beat infused minimal techno track from KOKO. For the dance with drums. The B side comes with a somber serving of UK feelings from Embezzlement Society. With “Sobriety” A slow motion reflection with emotive speech. For the lounge. Give love, make dance, be peace like Starfish. Kiss, Banoffee xx

Black Label no. 3 from established Bristol firm Banoffee Pies who have cut out a truly unique and sincere pattern from the house, disco and downbeat clothes of today.

New signing Monotronique delivers a 118bpm, sample heavy bopper in the form of "Baggage With A Secret". Peppered with loose breaks and reverb-heavy brass, it possesses a dark, cinematic mood whilst ensuring enough dancefloor focus through its sub-heavy kicks and sharp snare hits.

Freerotation resident Tom Ellis contributes a sublime almost-micro-house offering. Utilizing those Akufen-esque vocal chops, a skitty, swung house beat and warm Rhodes it recalls the golden years of glitch whilst keeping up to date with the current players. Mega!

Filip Szostak drops a beautifully eyes-down dnb flavoured roller with subtle touches of footwork and electrofunk thrown in for good measure.

Finally the firm invite Lyssna Records own Flord King with another micro-inspired gem for the head bopping late nights on “Shanti”; which should tickle the fancy of fans of Jan Jelinek and vintage Matthew Herbert. Another sterling set of sizzlers from Banoffee Pies!


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: It's almost getting tiresome how frequenty these cats are appearing in our ROTW lists. But you can't ignore good talent; and these four producers offer exactly that.

It can be hard keeping track of all the different little side-projects and sub-labels Bristol's Banoffee Pies are involved in. The relatively young firm have been pivotal in releasing some really quite inspired dance music over the last few years which seems deliciously mellow & biotic in contrast to some of the more icy cold, abrasive dance styles that occupy the scene. Up to record eight on the original stable, Gallegos, a Bristol native, presets four tracks from his studio for our listening pleasure.

"Mad A Hell" opens proceedings with a low-slung breakbeat supporting a vicious, flailing ADSR syth line, shuddering and juddering into focus and sure to cause a rising tide of excitement on the dancefloor. "Beach Feet" contrasts Balearic-tinged Strat guitar lines with gentle propulsive perc and a bubbling b-line to great effect, adding the final embellishment of meandering jazz sax; this is one of those deep coastal burners that'll keep the outdoor terraces simmering nicely as the evening draws in.

Flip for "Be Who You Want To Be", which switches back to the simple, breaks-n-synth formula of the opening track but losing none of its urgency or impact. Finally, "England Is A Bitch" pairs Linton Johnson's powerful spoken word poem ("Inglan Is A Bitch") with riotous flute passages, intricate jazz drumming and mellow Rhodes for a spiritual-jazz-dance hybrid perfectly tailored for 2018's turbulent times. Banoffee Pies ride again! Recommended.


Banoffee Pies continue their totally unrelenting attack on our record shelves and boxes as they roll out another weekly steamer! How Du creates 'deep garage with a minimal spin and a broken beat format' and across nine (yes 9!) tracks we're treated to a full showcase of his skills.

What immediately jumps out at you, listening to the LP, is How Du's beat programming skills - up there with the crème of hip-hop as he tends to his MPC with meticulous efficiency. Next you'll probably clock his expert sound design - tearing atmospheres out of white noise and creating moods and colour through reversed samples and mangled patches. "Testing" finds the producer perfectly in tune with the dancefloor as beautifully compressed kicks n snares permeate through a truly dreamy garage hue; tailor made for loosing yourself in Summer heat and day-long dances. There's something special afoot here folks - subtle, textured, highly detailed sonic pictures from a visionary artist working with just the right tools. Nothing superfluous, every sound sympathetic, balanced and composed. Another release in this week that demonstrates that holiday season has truly landed across the dance music multiverse. Yippeee! 


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Yes boys! BP really come into flower during the Summer months. Their languid but totally engrossing aesthetic is perfect for melting into your surroundings as a powerful speaker stack throbs away in the distance.

Banoffee Pies' Otaku venture continues in earnest with Swedish born Vilhelm ushering forth the new release- "Mermaid Porn".

A five tracker starting with the swirling aquatics of title track “Mermaid Porn”; full of bubbling effects that aptly recalls the Mood Hut collective. This rolls out into the A2, entitled “Kirchner” which sees exotic melodies meet a dub aesthetic and electronic propulsion for an amalgamation of rich stylings that's sure to please! Standing to attention in the spaceship's cafeteria, the A side comes to a close with “Always In Costume”.

The B side opens with “Saturday Bossa” - drums inspired by the Brazilian music wave of Bossa Jazz with a slight twist. The B2. track, “Skopje” blends off beat percussions with a cutting snare and a more electronic 4/4 direction. As usual, champion stuff from the Bristol massive.


The Walls Of Love

Walls Of Love

Another new series from one of the most prolific of southern-based house camps, Banoffee Pies Records. The new imprint for miscellaneous sounds BPMISC01 airing the newly A&R'd band, The Walls Of Love with their self titled 10" EP. "Walls Of Love" channels that post-punk, disco-not-disco spirit beautifully, nodding to pioneers A Certain Ration & Gang Of Four as it swaggers through the nightclub. "Maxim's Choir" sees rampant saxophone joined by celestial keyboard work and syncopated jazz kit for a stylish direction with proggy notes that's reminiscent of jam bands from both late 70s New York and mid 90s Chicago. Excellent new direction from the Bristol firm.


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