::Shir Khan Presents Secret Gold 11::
Exploited boss Shir Khans ever-dependable Secret Gold series returns for its eleventh edition, with two very tasty tracks that will appeal to a wide range of discerning diggers.
French genius The Mekanism kicks off with Beach House, a gentle summer jam thats a world away from some of his more pumping material. Lilting acoustic guitar licks waft over thumping kicks and snappy percussion before funk-fuelled live bass and salsa-flavoured piano solos descend. The break drafts in touches of Afro-Latin percussion and hazy vocal snippets to complete a delightful soundtrack for a stroll across the sand. Come on in, the waters lovely!
Bas Roos continues his excellent form for the label with a collaboration alongside Guy Steve. With a similar flavour to Beach House, their delicious Route 69 pares disco funk guitars with looping organic bass and jazzy electric piano noodling. Carefully deployed filters break up the rolling groove just when needed. An early evening dancefloor groove with impeccable taste.