We Still Like It Raw by Various Artists
For those who don't know, the inimitable Poker Flat Recordings has been running a series of vinyl only releases under the Poker Flat Wax moniker. The side imprint has been responsible for putting out more bumping cuts - tracks destined to flip dancefloors upside down in the hands of the right DJ.
This digital release collects together some of the highlights of the series so far, pulling together 6 tracks from a variety of producers.
Two tracks are courtesy of Kindimmer, AKA Thanasis Voulgaris from Greece, now based in Berlin. 'Quite Beachy' balances a rounded, heavy kick with crisp percussion and a hypnotic melodic motif, while 'The Subject' is a loopy house affair with snappy snares and bubbling bass wobbles.
Elsewhere, Pavel Iudin also contributes two tracks, the sublime deep house affair that is 'Waxology', as well as 'Halo' from his Probe EP - a Chicago-influenced gem with a swingy, open vibe.
James Dexter is no stranger to the Poker Flat family, and here shares 'Area 51' from his Voices EP - a real bumping late night jam for the dancers. Also included is the exceptional Mennie & Julien Sandre cut 'Partitions', a hypnotic house heater with real teeth. All in all, an unmissable collection of previously wax only cuts.
01. Pavel Iudin: Waxology
02. Kindimmer: Quite Beachy
03. James Dexter: Area 51
04. Kindimmer: The Subject
05. Mennie, Julien Sandre: Partitions
06. Pavel Iudin: Halo