Ever since the debut, “Communication EP” which also marked our 50th release, Alexander Lay-Far has a special place in the Local Talk family. Since then things have been going well with plenty more releases, tours, the launch of his label In-Beat-Ween Music plus a new full length album done. With so much things on the go we’re of course very happy to welcome Lay-Far back and with him this time, two UK house legends the needs little introduction, Ashley Beedle and Darren Morris. Together the trio produced an EP that embraces the charms of both disco and house and we think it hits on every level.
The A-side is dedicated to “Doctor Feelgood”, which is just as the name suggest, a delicious disco house cut that will make you feel good. Extra bonus points for the wonky bassline. On the flip, there’s two versions of Slope. The first one is an easy-breezy number built around jazzy drums, warm chords to catch your breath for a minute or two,lovers of rhodes should lend the track an extra ear, it’s pure bliss. After those 5 minutes and 14 seconds has ended Lay-Far steps into the remix arena, turns up the tempo and sends the track straight to the dance floor.
No need to fiddle around to much, he just sprinkles some extra touches of Lay-Far magic to the original and voilà, it’s done.
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