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"
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 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"