LAY-FAR CONTINUES HIS STEADY FLOW OF UBER COOL RELEASES
Title: The Long Titles EP
Label: Amp-Art Recordings
Format: 12” Vinyl
Genre: Deep House
I’ve chosen Where I’ve Never Been Before (Yet) as tune of the day for it’s rawness and more direct route to the dancefloor but I’m sure you’ll agree that the whole EP is top quality.
Hot off the tails of his critically acclaimed “So Many Ways” LP, here we see Lay-Far dishing up 3 low slung funked-out house workouts which will find a home on any discernible dancefloor.
On the A side we start with “That voice from far away”, a great meld of perfect house chords and disco elements with the cowbell groove keeping it in check. The ethereal vocal patterns create a dubbed out deep essence which reminds me of some of Nick Holders best work.
On the flip we start with “Where I’ve never been before” a jacking harlem funk groove that builds up the layers of chords and intricate percussion and then interweaves them with vocal skits and and funked out guitar riff. A great tune that would certainly not be out of place on a Raw Cuts record.
We finish with my personal favorite “You know I’m Gonna Getcha”. A gorgeous blend of samba rhythms, deep chords and rhodes keys. All juxtapositioned next to perfectly layered vocal samples and chants. It all builds to a break with a live recorded crowd pushing the tune to its conclusion. Just excellent.
THE FULL EP
Osunlade: “Loving “You Know I’m Gonna Getcha”
Claude Young “real sexy slick stuff!!!!”
Phil Asher “Been playing it. Smashed Uber on sat night! X””
Colin Dale “.I get loads of people sending tracks over….try to listen to everything but I know in seconds if I’m feeling it. Pleasantly surprised to receive something of real depth & quality…..the beats are right on point! All 3 tracks are great…..love all 3 with equal fervour….you have my recommendation & support”
Fudge Fingas “ That boy’s on it at the minnit”
Takasi Nakajima “i just listen yeah that so good i really love that release!!”
Titonton Duvante “Oh My goodness. Absolute FIRE! Much deck time and chart action on this one. I’m Gonna Getcha being my pick but all are wicked. Big UP Lay-Far!”
Ourra “ My fave cut here is the That Voice From Far Away…. lovely chords, especially melty around the 4m30s mark – love it! glad you sent it before I do my next mix, will def be including! 🙂 ‘Where I’ve Never been Before’ maybe a little too funk based for my house sets but obviously quality and again love the Roy Ayres kinda chords. ‘You know im Gonna Getcha’ would def be worthy of a play in a jazzier moment. Sorry to bang on about chords, but killer here too ;-)”