FAMILIAR SOUNDS VOLUME 1 by VARIOUS ARTISTS
|Title||FAMILIAR SOUNDS VOLUME 1|
|Catalog #||SFLP 01|
|Release||W 17 - 2023|
|Format||Vinyl - EULP|
|€ 25,99||incl. VAT, excl. shipping|
- dego (feat.Lord) - Bluetooth Headset
- Kamma & Masalo -Neon Ocean
- Aleqs Notal feat. Anu - Reminder Of Tomorrow
- Kai Alce - Late Night Submersion
- Retromigration - Pausenbrot feat. Mauricesax
- Hugo LX - Sunday Night Service
The Sounds Familiar agency celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a three-volume collection of future-facing dance music - each with 6 exclusive tracks curated especially for this occasion by the Sounds Familiar artists.
Familiar Sounds Volume 1 features new music from Dego, Kamma & Masalo, Aleqs Notal Ft. Anu, Kai Alcé Retromigration and Hugo LX, reflecting the broad church of soulful dance music that has come to define Sounds Familiar over the last decade.
Artwork and creative direction courtesy of OG Tyler Askew, the SF’s logo creator who has been working with the brand since its inception.
The compilation album begins with Dego’s supreme machine funk - a liquid bassline connecting seamlessly across the shuffling broken beat drums of ‘Bluetooth Headset’. Things go up a gear on track two, with Kamma and Masalo’s cosmically-aligned acid supernova ‘Neon Ocean’, before Aleqs Notal serves up a slice of fluttering deep house on ‘Reminder of Tomorrow’, voiced by the brooding spoken word of London-based producer, illustrator radio host and DJ anu, interpreting the poem ‘Restraint’ by poet Hibaq Osman.
Floating in on a jazzier tip, the B-Side hears Kai Alcé go nocturnal on ‘Late Night Submersion’, following serpentine saxophone lines down the rabbit hole and into the early hours. Retromigration keeps the mood smooth as in-the-pocket sax and flute improvisations weave a low-lit spell into the fabric of the groove, before Hugo LX steps up the snap-back drums on ‘Sunday Night Service’, propelled by a fluid and angular drive that closes out the compilation in style.