It’s a beautiful evening here. The sun is slipping out of view with a wispy whisper, hikers are sweating their way through bracken, and Today at Wimbledon is playing out on the TV. It’s been an exciting day with Tsonga beating Fed, Djokovic silencing the yellow army, and Mardy Fish straining Nadal’s ankle. In fact, the only thing spoiling the view is the grim facial of Andy Murray, the man who makes Gordon Brown’s attempts at smiling look as convincing as Steven Seagal in Under Siege 2.
To soundtrack this soft ambience, the Carton is listening to Bristol producer Vessel’s latest, ‘Nylon Sunset’. The Peverlist remix on the reverse brings a typically murky rudder to the track, beefing up the bright dub-house funk of the original. On such an evening, however, I want bright, jaunty and calming, ‘outrospection’. Very diverse stuff; SBTRKT tones with a Bristolian edge.
B2. Nylon Sunset LB001 Forthcoming May 16th by Vessel
Elsewhere, the Carton’s favourite Dutchman San Proper is back with a track donated to Soul Aid, the movement raising money through music for the Japanese tsunami relief efforts. It’s far more disco than one might expect from Proper, working the funky drums and horned synths. If you like the track, and support the project, donate here!
San Proper - Hit Me With Some Shots by SOUL AID
Finally, the genre of ‘deep house’ divides. I read one article the other day which said that the only thing you know about deep house that there is no ‘deep house’. Another bemoaned the impossibility of talking about deep house without mentioning the word ‘deep’. Unfortunately, the only thing I can say about this house music from La Pena is that it’s friggin’ – and irresistibly – deep. A dirty groove garnered from lorries on a motorway juts along with a restless vocal loop (“Just this”), drums hammer and Berlin keyboards intone. Diversity, house-style. M-hm.
la pena—just by leccamarshall