GUTS. Every Generation

On first listen you’d be forgiven in thinking that go-it-alone producer GUTS‘ forthcoming album Eternal is one of those magic represses collating a bunch of 1970s diamond-in-the-ruff tracks you knew nothing about. The textures are beautifully rich, bringing in elements of funk, soul, hip-hop, Cuban, African and Russian sounds; but rather than stick to GUTS’ usual method of pitting five-second samples against his own beats machine production, the upcoming album showcases tracks that unite around a common theme of live instrumentation from a superstar collective of musicians and singers.
Recorded via intense studio sessions whilst GUTS was on tour around France and Europe, the album darts between strong melodies and hybrid blends of genre, with each track forming a different universe to step into and let the groove wash over you.
Today we’re premiering our favourite track off the LP; a wild soul-jazz gem that pulls on the ears instantly with voluptuous saxophonist trills and a disco-inclined female choir melody line that seems to have fallen right off of a dusty 1970s rare vinyl. The summer-morning horn lines ring out with bold distinction, the sweet bassline purrs in the background and live rhythm sends ripples of groove in every direction. With Fender Rhodes keys dancing amongst anthemic vocals that trickle through and ring out like a dusty disco classic, ‘Eternal’ seems a very fitting album title.
GUTS’ Eternal is available in the UK on July 29th via Heavenly Sweetness.

Keita Sano. Explosion EP. MSN022

Keita Sano is back in the house. This time our man in Japan comes through with two sample-heavy stompers, fully primed for peak-time at the disco. Pow! Pow!
Nearly two dozen releases in and Mister Saturday Night are still dropping nothing but heat, this time enlisting Japan’s Keita Sano to make the systems sparkle. Rediscovering the form which led to ‘Sweet Bitter Love’ on Spring Theory, Sano backs a spangled filter house refix of a Sylvia Striplin classic with a building yet banging fusion of ‘Give Me The Night’ and ‘Jingo’. All things considered, it’s the best sample house slammer to grace the label since the all conquering ‘Mad Disrespect’ and a must for DJs operating on the front line.
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Explosion EP – Keita Sano