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Esteemed Philpot boss Soulphiction is back on Local Talk with Beehive, a track that champions his own take on house, a sound that is both current and classic.

Beehive is in short a no-nonsense club track with freaky stab chops alongside brilliantly programmed beats.

We're offered two versions of the track, the HiPhife or the Classic mix, both infused with an addictive jack, either version you choose you'll win.

To make things even more spicy we got our buddy Jamie 3:26 returning to Local Talk.
This time he's putting the drum-machine to a serious workout and adding that special Windy City Bump he does oh so well.

We've reached a pivotal moment for Local Talk.
What better way to celebrate a centenary of forward thinking releases than to present one of the best kept secrets out there, MLiR aka Modern Life Is Rubbish this time joined by Arnau Obiols.

After making a serious impact with their remarkable 'Swedish Lo-Life' and 'Trans-World Junktion' releases on fellow Swedish label Studio Barnhus, we're thrilled to have them onboard for our 100th release on Local Talk.

Yes, that is correct, we're celebrating the big 100. Since the very beginning we've covered everything from the deeper shades of house to the jackin' and the gritty club jams, released some slower BPMs and also the uplifting, vocal and organic house.
As you probably noticed - we love it all.

The 100th release main track 'Lajbans' is one of those sublime tunes that is bridging the gap between all styles of dance music and got the MLiR trademark, it's epic and manages to offer plenty of subtle details to keep you locked for the full 9 minute experience.
Accompanied with the original is a masterclass in dub 'Lajbans (Bellaterra dub)'.
You got the versatility of the original carefully stripped back but also absorbing layers upon layers of seductive sonic moods, it's a trip for sure and you don't want it to end.
Once again MLiR proves why they will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come...

Haris Badic aka DJ Asparagus aka Dirty Haris aka Coral once part of the Raw Fusion Crew and releasing on G.A.M.M. makes his solo debut on Local Talk.

As Coral he's crafting a distinctive and electronic sound, almost like a sucker-punch of breaks and melodies.  It's an EP primed for peak time impact not far from the early days of Lone, creating a futuristic retro sound.

All tracks are rich with melodic, sizzling synth lines, dreamy chords, breakbeats, and electronic arpeggio lines.
What more could you ask for?
And just when you had it all figured out, the last track 'A Kind Whisper' changes the pace and takes you on a deeper electro influenced vibe.

Alton Miller

Infinite Experience

Dance music veteran, Alton Miller's graced esteemed labels as Sound Signature, KMS, Peacefrog, Track Mode and Planet E just to name a few and is another of Detroit's leading cast members in the house and techno story. Possessing a three decades old career, Miller's kept relevant and forward focused throughout, always retaining a warm, organic touch that gives each record its own flavour.

The tracks on "Infinite Experience" are lush, languid and dreamy. Unfurling with floaty keyboard lines, gentle, plucked bass notes and an undulating, house swivel. Comparisons can be drawn with Jose Rico and his amazing label Downbeat. "By The Way She Moves" is similar - with crystalline synth passages that plume, breath and flow over a perc'ed up 4/4 canter. This is truly sublime, deep house the way it should be. Musical as a peaking blackbird in an auditorium. Recommended!

Dean Zepherin

Blue Moon / Flying High

Dean Zepherin is born and raised in London - a suitably eclectic city for a man of his musical persuasion - he is renowned for his consistently genre-pushing productions. making him a perfect match for Local Talk - the label that embraces cross-genre pollination and multicultural ethos.

Opening track "Blue Moon" is an organic, funky, lavishly decorated slice of deep house / broken beat. A full realized set up instruments - live drums, keys, horns, guitars, the lot! is thrown at the mixing desk, resulting in a vibrant and highly engrossing cut.

Next up is "Flying High", also riding that broken beat syncopation, it's got a beefier low end than the previous track but other than that keeps up the live, musical elements, garnishing the track with lush horns, bright keys and plen-ty of perc.


Sil says: Funky and jazzy are the words attached to this release. Feel good and summery vibes spilled over both sides of this 12". Pefect bar tackle for me!


Night Colors EP

A very nice mix of funk and jazz samples and melodies with a twist of electronic msuic made with the dancefloor in mind.
The opening track 'Two' is a clever number with its changes and sonic wizardry throughout. It will definitetly not bore you. 
It shows that  making the perfect blend between house and techno dipped into one big pot of deep Detroit vibes is achievable and produces great results - when done right!

On the flipside we get 'The Joint', a track that wears the distinct Turbojazz trademark throughout with its playful keys and sequenced drum programming at full tilt.

Perfect 12" for both the club and horizontal dancing. 


Sil says: Soul, jazz and funk blended together with a house and electronic twist. Remember Atjazz and some early Classic Music Company records? This one carries a certain aura that remind us of those years.

Wipe The Needle Featuring Alex Lattimore


Love for the music should be the driving force of any producer and Lee Gomez aka Wipe The Needle clearly shows this with his latest release for Local Talk which is full of both the label's vibrant, organic juices and resplendent with the producer's sunny ethos.

"Enchanted" features Alex Lattimore's soulful vocals together with stunning instrumentation and takes you on journey that goes beyond the house genre, and into searing jazz-funk / disco energy.

Flip it for a North London dub courtesy of Wipe The Needle. It's the kinda track Joe Claussell would drop and tweak to buggery at Body & Soul and keeps you dancing until closing time.

Surprisingly good 12" straight from the solid Local Talk label, this time is Boddhi Satva providing the soundtrack. 
On A side up is the 00s mix of 'Basic Knowledge', a near-epic track, riddled with emotion and deepness, certain to cause more than just a few goosebumps. The key stabs and strings makes this one of the deepest cuts of house we've heard in a minute.

On the flip 'Together' is another elegantly realised stylistic track where all the moving chords are exposed and pushed to the front. A grand tour through the deep-rooted rhythms with a minimal yet spiritual sound. My favourite track by a mile on this ep. 

Last but not least is the 90s mix of 'Basic Knowledge'. It takes all the ingredients from the A side mix and infuses it with more jack, together with the kicks, snares and the swollen bassline.

An absolute killer all round!


Sil says: As said above, absolute killer with a special mention to the very very deep 'Together'. Lessons in deep house available from the man Boddhi Satva. Bravo.

Soulphiction comes through with a nice n funky four tracks for cult stable Local Talk. Ear-grabbing opening track "Bizzness" starts things off in classic Soulphiction mode with its deliciously bass-heavy funk stomp garnished beautifully by the odd guitar fret-chop. "Cart People" is a fine slice of deep house encompassing some seriously dreamy keyboard and pad presets before packaging it up with a touch of phaze and some simple house riddims.

"Slow Glow" opens side B, bringing warm vibes and great melodies together in a clever way while "Sweet Dreams" concludes with a fathoms deep, Mr Fingers-indebted style with skeletal drum beats, shadow-dwelling vocal and intricate yet subtle sonics. A provocative and sensual way to end the EP and worth the entrance fee alone if you ask me. Top stuff.

Dropping nothing but heat since his debut on Paper Recordings in 2012 (check out his EPs on Intimate Friends and Karakul if you think I'm lying!) NY*AK becomes the latest addition to the Local Talk roster with the "Bound EP". Providing plenty of banger for your buck, the geordie treats us to four tracks, kicking off with the opening track 'Bound', a cut up, soulful disco house slammer. Next up we got "Dancing", a perfect example of Andrew's skill when it comes to slowing down the tempo but still letting the track have enough character to keep you...'dancing'. On the flip we have "See More" which takes you straight to a dark and gritty club with its stuttering chords, tight drums and pulsing bass. Last but not least Andrew teams up with long time collaborator Ian Blevins for 'Sandwiches', a stunning low deep groove for any Theo Parrish or Marcellus Pittman fans out there.

DJ Spinna

TB Or Not TB / Cosmocrank

An unlikely, but nonetheless stimulating diversion here for DJ Spinna on Local Talk. Ditching the soul and funk for two techy, electronically charged warehouse trax that'll find equal favour in one of Timmy Regisford's extended Shelter sessions or smashing out Panorama bar at 4AM in the morning. "TB Or Not TB" skillfully pairs a winding 303 line with crisp, newly harvested beats. An extended trip, the first half of the track works at locking you into its hypnotic grooves before a floaty synthline slowly creeps into the mix along with sharp, glistening melodies, elevating the next half of the track into the upper echelons of deep tech pleasure! Flip for the more subdued, blissed-out, Larry Heard-esque, "Cosmocrank". With its classic bleep-bass preset straight outta Mr. Fingers sound library we get plenty of textured elements slowly converging on the track - sounding a little like a more stripped back version of Ron Trent's Electric Blue series. Basically, both tracks are ace late night workouts and should make a welcome curveball to fans of this producer's already prolific discography.

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