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French producer, musician and DJ, Thomas Arroyo aka Laroye has over the last couple of years been dropping musical releases in all the right places: Atjazz , Vision Recordings and Freerange Records to name a few. Local Talk now get their mits on 'Let It Go' - a delightfull four tracker of beatdown house, dizzy broken beats and lashings of boogie-soul. 

From his studio in Brighton where he resides nowadays, Laroye has produced four highly musical compositions that recall a bit of DJ Nature and a bit of BITA; whilst fully staying within the Local Talk remit. 


Matt says: Wavy broken beats, e-soul, beatdown house, all presented with positivity and executed with aplomb. Laroye gifts Local Talk with a real doozy of an EP. Check!


A1. Beauty In Motion
A2. People Out There (you Gotta Do Whatcha Wanna Do)
B1. Let It Go
B2. Grateful

Hot action from the ever-present Local Talk label, there 136th release for those counting!

Bit of a coup this one as it comes backed with two remixes from MCR garage pioneer Zed Bias, which we'll cover shortly.

"Sum Luv" is a dreamy downtempo soul number; with rising keyboard lines, bumpety (upright?) bass, tastefully Rhodes chords and boom-bap live drums. Jazzy, languid, soulful - all the characteristics for a mid-afternoon jam. Zed is on hand to inject energy and urgency, utilizing the keyboard and Rhodes parts beautifully as he deploys a trademark two-step beat, gliding bass tones and gets busy on the filters. Still retaining the highly soulful edge but guaranteeing plenty of hip n butt action in the process. Mega jam.

"Styrax" on the flip is a more broken beats flavoured number; with the drummer givin it some across multicoloured arrays of dazlzing synthesizer; before another winning vocal part soars in. This one didn't need much energizing, but Zed playfully electrfies those broken beat elements, giving the funky syncopation between the elements but making the whole thing bite harder across the speaker stacks; with that all important weighty bottom end.

Tasteful summer soul with a garage twist? Check!


Matt says: Came for the street soul and broken beats indebted originals? Then stay for the flexin' Zed Bias remixes! A highly functional EP that carers for varying energy levels and moods whilst shining a light on the allusive Envee.


A1. Sum Luv (zed Bias 2 Step Mix)
A2. Sum Luv (original Version)
B1. Styrax (zed Bias 2 Step Mix)
B1. Styrax (original Version)

French producer Timothee Milton debuts on Local Talk with a killer EP that fuses electronic rhythms and soulful vocals in a way that's typical of the long standing label. Written by Angela Johnson, "Love's Gonna Get you" is a deep but big room, vocal house jam that's got some hints of the 90s Jersey sound about it as well as subtly being a bit of a voguing anthem on the sly.

To give the package an extra edge, deep house connoisseur Hugo LX and boogie-house maestro Art Of Tones are enlisted for remixes. The former strips things back to a more delicate groove; aquaplaning syths and pads all combining with the gently shaking perx to create a more sublime and serene version of the OG. The Art Of Tones remix is equally strong but goes for a more uplifting approach and puts the funk, boogie and soul front & center, with live sounding disco drums and a much more organic palette guiding proceedings. Top stuff as always from the Local Talk mob! 


Matt says: Soulful, sun-flecked house music from the unstoppable Local Talk camp. Three different takes on this catchy track ranging from disco, voguey house and a skitty, deep house twist.


A. Love's Gonna Get You (Hugo LX Underwater Mix)
B1. Love's Gonna Get You (Art Of Tones Remix)
B2. Love's Gonna Get You (Main Mix)

"We've now been at this since 2010 and over the years we've really tried to deliver the kind of house music (and beyond) that we would play, listen and dance to ourselves. We really tried to avoid the dangerous traps of following trends which in the long run can water down labels to just a music portal instead of a music brand with character.
Basically, we aim to deliver our own musical personality via artists and producers that we love and respect. To sum things up, we are proud to present ‘Local Talk - 13 Years Later’.

Hard to believe 13 years of soulful grooves, jazzy house and funky broken beats have passed through the pressing plants of Local Talk. Proudly long serving and independent with a justifiable loyal following. Ahead of a full compilation we get four exclusive tracks that’ll you’ll only find on this 12” sampler. From the tumbling beats and bright pianos of “Real Change” by Soul Renegades to the moody organs and squelchy bass of Nico Lahs “Happenstance” via the swirling deep house of “Light Years Away” (Wipe The Needle) and frenetic high speed jazz of The James L'Estraunge Orchestra’s “Broken Spells” - it’s a thoroughly Local Talk flavoured affair throughout. Recommended. 


Matt says: Local Talk celebrate thirteen years in the business with a various artists EP showcasing their current, highly skilled roster. It's jazzy house fusion all the way as the team deploy the LT patented blends of spacey keys, swung drums and live instrumentation. A winning formula that's kept the label at the front of the more tasteful disc jocks across the world for well over a decade.


A1. Soul Renegades - Real Change
A2. Wipe The Needle - Light Years Away
B1. The James L'Estraunge Orchestra - Broken Spells
B2. Nico Lahs - Happenstance

Local Talk present a live recording with Soulphiction & Netzer from 2018, recorded live just a month before the official release of "Bizzness" the first of several releases Soulphiction and Local Talk released together.

"Bizzness" is by many considered a classic and had all the trade marks of a Soulphiction tune with its dusty soul and funk-infused house ingredients.
This live version really shows the vision and forward thinking of Michel Baumann using his Soulphiction moniker.

Also included on this release is a - as far as we know it - unreleased track called "Dileila Emergency Dub".

A track built around a heady deep house theme that captures the sweaty, back-in-the-day feel we all love to hear in a track.


A. Bizzness Live @ BIX
B. Dileila Emergency Dub Live @ BIX


Short Circuit / Bird's Eye View

Shaka is back on Local Talk with a follow-up to "The Riverwalk EP" released back in 2020. "The Bird's Eye View" continues on the same deep, soulful and uplifting house tip with waves fluttery elation and positivity flooding these fresh tracks.

There's a genuine swing to the opening track "Short Circuit" that is infectious and Shaka really gets to work on those keys - a proper Local Talk jam - no one does it better! It brings back memories of those golden years of house music when every track Strictly Rhythm classic was a classic...

"The Birds Eye View" offers a deeper and jazzier spin on the lush and spiritual house music Shaka flirts with. Again, there's an air of elevation; thoughtfully curated instrumentation and a rich musicality to this offering; the true roots of house music as an evolution from disco. If delightfully playful music is your secret crush then look no further!


Matt says: Housey vibes on Stockholm's Local Talk. Shaka has worked with Mad Mats and Tooli's label previous to this; but I think "Short Circuit" pips "Theme From The Riverwalk" just slightly - a rich and technicoloured canter that should ignite any warm up session.


A. Short Circuit
B. The Bird's Eye View

House head, soul man and jazz aficionado Envee is back on Local Talk with 'Gotta Work' featuring Nick Sincklair on vocals.

Packed to the rafters with high quality deep and soulful house, “Gotta Work” has both inflections of both vintage US garage and the uplifting sound of modern house. Trev, a producer bringing some of the freshest sounds in broken beat delivers two versions, both with ultra-deep bass and wonky time signatures.
Local Talk can do know wrong!


Gotta Work (1st Take)
Gotta Work (Trev Remix)
Gotta Work (2020 Mix)
Gotta Work (Trev Dub)

Anthony Nicholson & Mark De Clive-Lowe

Yeah-Yeah / Another Story

    Anthony Nicholson aka Miquifaye is deeply rooted in the movement of taking music and art forward in Chicago then presenting it across the globe and around the world. Anthony has a discography that has been one of the most respected and sought after collections in dance music - deep, luxurious and firnly rooted in house music tradition.

    Mark, a regular on our shelves, is an artist in constant evolution, always reaching for that next level and new opportunities. A prolific artist across many style he seems the perfect pairing for Anthony.

    Together they've created two deep house masterpieces that are up there with some of the biggest and most expansive pieces in the style of early Francois K, Joe Claussell's Instant House and Ron Trent's Future Vision and Electric Blue series - in other words, perfectly drawn sonic canvasses of deep house pleasure! You need this! 


    A. Yeah-Yeah
    B. Another Story

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