House & techno record label, Culture Records, have released their very first LP, Various Artist Vol. 1, and I have been lucky enough to have a first listen before it’s official release at the end of this month.
The LP features various up-and-coming artists from around the world who play and produce a variety of house and techno. Firstly, I have to say, thank God I wasn’t listening to the LP on my commute to work as it had me doing a lot of funky shoulder movements and I’m sure I would’ve received a few interesting looks on the train. Featuring the likes of Ben Read, Ollie James, GODDARD and ARMISTICE, the collection contribute to an epic 50-minute continuous mix to sign off the end of the LP.
I’ve got to say, whilst listening to the entire LP, I constantly felt as if I was back in Malta at AMP Lost & Found Festival loving life, chilling to Ellie Cocks on the decks by the pool. I can definitely see the likes of Ellie Cocks, Patrick Topping and even rising duo Solardo playing certain tracks from the LP, hammering the likes of Politics – GODDARD, Marasco – Say What and Ollie James – Dystopia. The strong beats and vocal chops in all three tracks make them my favourite three picks on the album.
As I’m writing this, I’m overwhelmed by the last track on the LP which is the 50-minute continuous mix by ARMISTICE and it’s getting me unbelievably excited for the weekend. ARMISTICE is a UK-based DJ/producer and at only 20 years old, has played at some of the best clubs around Europe such as Ministry of Sound and Ibiza Rocks. I’ve only recently caught ARMISTICE on my radar, and hadn’t really listened to much of his work previously, but after listening to his mix on the LP, I can honestly say that he’s one to watch and I’ll definitely be following his future productions.
Check out Culture Records interview with Doorly below:
For a debut album, I’ve got to say Culture Records have got big things ahead of them.
Be sure to check out the release come the end of July 2017.
Check out Culture Records debut launch night below:
Written by Opeyemi Tade