To be honest, I’ve totally sleeped on this one by JoeFarr. Lounge Vibes Volume One which is out on Hypercolour since around one month was somewhere in my “to-do-tabs”. Maybe a bad and stupid organization, which ends up in this disaster because this one is a sick releases but it’s not to late. His recent two releases on Turbo Recordings are massive too (Clock & On Further Inspection) but this one got my whole attention since I’ve heared it first. A really cool width of diversify sounds and sure kinda rough. If you want to read more, check this:
Lead track “Trapington” in instantly grabbing, fuelled by serious horse power, with it’s nagging and incessant stabs, clangs and vocal chops, underpinned with a meaty and distorted drum pattern. “Pocket Face”, built around a crunching 909 workout, slaps you around the chops, coming up for air with the spacey synth hook, then back down for more with some almost “Red 1” era Dave Clark-esque vibes on this techno banger.
Flipside, “Stuckfix” keeps things rough and ready, with a mechanical breakbeat juggernaut and tension building strings, whilst closing the Lounge Vibes is “Fola44”, indeed perhaps the release’s most restrained offering, with it’s deep organ melody springing to life over the dysfunctional beats, doffing its cap to some of the jazzier elements of Detroit techno over the years.
If not, hit play! In case you want to know, my personal favourites: “Trapington” and “Fola44”. Oh and by the way, it’s also out on 12″, get it here on JunoRecords.