The next release on Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom enters realms of deep, melodic, warm grooves, with five tracks from various artists that follow the special edge the label have crafted.
There is no question that this EP will inflict an overwhelming desire to dance all day long in the sun. However, throughout there’s a solid dance floor groove exploring darker elements with full driving bass lines that contrast flawlessly with the warmer pads and smooth classic house sounds.
‘Don’t Undastand’ by blossoming duo Huxley and Russo screams sun drenched ecstasy with its classic house vocal tinged with Balearic spirit. Tranquil keys consume you in a hypnotic wave, but don’t be fooled, this is a solid deep house groove and has a real raw kick that steers the track over old school strings and warm synths.
Next up, ‘It Ain’t over Yet’ sees the collaboration between main man Matt Tolfrey and exciting talent Maher Daniel. This modernly twisted track is designed to make you move, as the duo create a true “injection of music” as heard by the male voice that travels over warbling keys and a smooth warm groove.
Gavin Herlihy allows his production skill to speak for itself and his contribution to this EP is no let down after prior releases on top labels such as Cocoon and Cadenza. ‘With Me’ is squarely aimed at the dance floor with an array of quirky electronic sounds and vocals that add new dimensions to the warm pads and rounded bass that drive the track.
‘Tromaville Rocks’ comes from Spanish born Julian Perez and delves into the sensuous side. The deep, rounded, sexy sounds and enticing vocals that intertwine are sure to lock you in a groove.
Finally, exciting young producer Jack Riley from Nottingham teaches us a lesson or two, with his ‘Teach This’, a master class in playfully emotional piano house. With keys and reverbs that add a distinctive heart-warming texture to the track, the forceful bass that rolls at the bottom retains the solid dance floor pulse.
Leftroom consistently deliver the goods and this release is no exception. Full of deep grooves and fresh standout talent, the EP has been getting early support from major players at DC10 and Space throughout the summer. The ever-growing Leftroom family of artists continues to epitomise the underground.