Artist: Various Artists
Title: Sounds Of Kindred: Volume One
Label: Kindred Sounds
By: Chloe Harris | 7 March 2006
  • A1: Earth Deuley - Perpetual Beginner
  • A2: Hakan Libdo - Complementary
  • B1: Jeff Bennett & Basek - Free Float
  • B2: Kriece & Basek - Dubash

"Sounds Of Kindred: Volume One"

Out Now on Kindred Sounds

The second release from Kindred Sounds is a fantastic EP of music. 'Sounds Of Kindred: Volume One' features Jeff Bennett, Hakan Lidbo, Earth Deuley, Kriece and Basek doing what they do best, creating some of the coolest futurist funky tech house.

It's been a year since we've heard from Earth Deuley and what a nice surprise it is. 'Perpetual Beginner' has a slow throbbing techy feel that kicks just right with a heavy dose of groovy bass, metallic claps and wobbly-seat sounds. Jumbled vocals spit and spat adding to the rhythm, while another heavy wash of groove pumps in after a short run of breaks. A head bobbing tracky chug brings you to the end of this slightly twisted tech house tune.

Prolific producer Hakan Lidbo lays down a sweet deep and disco-y tune full of filters and effects. 'Complementary' slips and slides its way through the bass, rolling and riding the swaying beats. The main lead synth sparkles with muted wah wah effects, while a watery background eases it all along bouncing through the deep house vibe.

Jeff Bennett teams up with Basek for a cool funky tune called 'Freefloat'. A heavy acidy bassline works hard keeping the groove pumping, while watery stabs and delayed drum hits fall in. Big 808 kicks thunder down inside a highly effected atmosphere making this a tune of the highest quality.

'Dubash' from label head Kriece and Jeff Bennett is a dubby tech house cut with shivering saxophone samples. Big beats stomp in while a wiggly bassline grabs underneath. Toms are added and then a big bass boom rolls in. Vocal samples and wet sounds cover the top, while the sax steps in taking the lead. The funk builds until a weird drop of sounds fall down cutting off the drums. The wiggle returns and it all follows through to the end.

Volume One is a fantastic EP of music. Each artist comes out on top with their own sound, but each tune complements each other making a great package of sounds and the quality keeps coming with Fosek's 'Heedron' up next.

Music Reviews -more-