SHIR KHAN PRESENTS BLACK JUKEBOX 05 OUT NOW
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Shir Khan & Exploited reveal the fifth chapter of their infamous Black Jukebox series featuring James Silk, Patryk Molinari, Andre Crom and Darabi. Seems to be going from strength to strength this project, traversing the wide spectrum of ‘dancefloor’ music. This particular jaunt sees the crew concentrate on fresh new organic house music. James Silk’s “Can’t Wait” reminds of Daniel Wang without the grit or looseness. Its more mechanical, but the sound palette is intriguing, the hooks catchy but not obvious and the drums extremely well programmed and mixed. Slowly a well known boogie loop gets filtered into the blend and we’ll be seeing extreme jubilation on the floor when this drops. Patryk Molinari’s “No Dilemma” is loopy and almost slo-mo, but at a mid-tempo house speed, meaning your gonna see the more house orientated DJs making use of this one. It reeks of soul and sunshine though, with an infectious guitar lick coupled with heavy piano chords and a sublime female vocal chorus. Andre Crom takes a hugely recognized disco / rap bassline and speeds it up to a driving house beat, adds some emotive piano meanderings and rolls out a peaktime house belter of the highest order. Finally Darabi keeps things in-vogue by bringing us a boogie-inspired cut with thick chunky snares, a huge bassline and a gentle, west coast sway to proceedings. Radiant pads and a catch vocal refrain enveloping in warm Atlantic sunshine. With records like this it’s no wonder the Black Jukebox series and the Exploited label are fast becoming buy-on-sight and quick to disappear. Recommended!
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