New year, new release and a new Local Talk member to introduce to you all - Let’s all welcome French producer Merrick. This young wiz kid steps up to the plate with a three track sweaty and headstrong release for our Local Talk off shoot LTX.
Developed deep inside his sound lab somewhere in Europe, using dark grooves and dusty chords as the foundation - this release leaves you in no doubt where his current position is - in the club. From the opening track Do That with it’s chunky grooves and warm basslines via The Scene, a basement-deep house track that’ll satisfy the all the Moodymann fans out there. The last track, Devil’s Dance, keept us hypnotically locked from start to finish with it’s rich and warm chords, have a listen – you’ll understand why.
Remembrance - wow... each part. Utterly, utterly perfect. Inspiring drums...
Strings Of Light pulls you in from the start, letting you know you're in for a great trip.
Joint 17 is another great track, smooth and funky and exploring around the edges of the groove.
Black Focus is a great opener and Yo Chavez is really nice.
Lowrider... mmm, the theme is bit retro for me, which is fitting - and brilliant playing, of course.
Favourite track: Remembrance Peter Jones