East End Dubs Tools Vol 7 There's no doubt that 2017 has been a stellar year for East End Dubs. We make this his seventh (and presumably final) release of the year. Perhaps we should think of this seventh volume in his long-running Tools series as a Christmas present to the DJs who have supported him over the past 12 months. Certainly, both cuts have been trimmed and tweaked impeccably to guarantee maximum late night impact. On the A-side you'll find the sparkling fluidity of "Feeline" [sic], where cut-up, effects-laden vocal samples, spacey chords and calming electronics cluster around a typically tight and rolling groove. There's a darker and more bass-heavy feel to the arguably superior flipside "Transient", a fine slab of Parisian style tech-house aimed squarely at peak-time dancefloors. East End Dubs 12"
East End Dubs ENDZ 016 Aside from a few, sporadic appearances here and there, East End Dubz has pretty much been loyal to his own imprint, through which he has solidified a house sound of his own. Number 16 in the series offers a predictably classy affair in the form of 2 club trax that are bound to sync with pretty much anything you throw at them. "Space Cadet" is a direct, no bullshit house missile made for keeping the moods and tempos at a steady pace, while "Halfjack" is more on the playful side, shooting out tidy little melodic twists amid its rawer and more off-kilter percussion. Eastenderz 12"
East End Dubs Mind Traps EP East End Dubs has been bumping around the London club scene and beyond for many years now so it was only natural that the prolific producers next EP should appear on Infuse. ‘Mind Traps EP' has all the hallmarks of a classic EED release; bumping tech grinders for those groovier dance floors. Infuse 12"
East End Dubs Acid Cutz On this heavyweight vinyl EP, hyped tech-house/bass fusionist East End Dubs has decided to pay tribute to the distinctive sounds of the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer. He begins with A-side "If You So", where undulating, on-point acid lines provide the focal point to an unfussy exploration of classic Prescription style late night deep house grooves (albeit with the rhythmic snappiness most often associated with tech-house). Flip for "Do This Thing", where more aggressive and energy-packed acid lines conjure a near psychedelic dancefloor mood, and the rubbery TB-303 bounce of locked-in shuffler "Fat Cut". East End Dubs 12"
East End Dubs Arcane / Step 414 This two-tracker, which follows hot on the heels of the slamming ENDZ012 EP, should excite both East End boys and West End girls. A-side "Arcane" is predictably driven forwards by bumpy, garage-influenced dubs and a wonderfully fluid sub-bass line, though it's the fluttering, near ambient chords and intergalactic electronics that naturally catch the ear. Flipside "Step 414" is an altogether deeper affair, with delay-laden bleeps and ricocheting percussion hits clustering around another speaker-shaking bassline and crispy rhythm track. It sounds like the sort of record that would sound great in a very dark warehouse at six in the morning. East End Dubs 12"
East End Dubs Tools Vol 9 The hardest working producer in minimal takes time out from his esteemed Eastenderz and Social imprints, and returns to his eponymous operation for some sturdy tech-house tools that are made to play. You can bet that Tools Vol. 9 is aimed squarely at the dancefloor - and tried and tested on such. From the deep and hypnotic back room dub "Elise" on the A side, through to the rolling and mentalist faire on the flip ("Grace") and the ethereal afterhours mood lighting of "Nur" - it is yet more underground quality you have come to expect from this A.M. specialist. East End Dubs 12"
East End Dubs Tools Vol 8 Prolific producer and sometime Eastenderz label chief East End Dubs is back with two more top-notch tools for discerning tech-house DJs. A-side "Spells" is a bouncy roller: a smooth, groove-based excursion where deep and spacey chords and riffs wrap themselves around a restless, locked-in, early morning rhythm track. Flipside "Ruby" is altogether moodier, crunchier and low-slung in feel, with creeper electronic loops, pulsing chords and crackling textures rising above a snappier, Parisian-style tech-house rhythm track. While a little bolder percussively, it's just as hypnotic and gently mind-altering as its predecessor. If you're looking for some sturdy, mid-set material, this EP is well worth checking. East End Dubs 12"