Ellum Audio gets set to unleash the ‘Ellum Sleazy Riders Collection’ - a funk fuelled drive along a deep and dirty underground house highway featuring Balearic bikers Maceo Plex, Jacek Janicki, Sync Mode and Luke Solomon blazing a sonic trail across the dusty savannah of the musical badlands…
Delivering the funk on cue, label boss and man of the moment Maceo Plex kicks things off with ‘Deez Nuts’, getting super ‘freaky’ with a sensuous electro vibe and deep sleazy vocal. The warm flow of melodic keys combined with the deep grumbling chords make this dirty electric groove and one that you will blow your mind!
Lifting the tempo, Polish tech-head Jacek Janicki strikes a positive note with his ‘New Tomorrow’, a chuggy, driving electronic groove-fest full of aspiration and positivity as heard in Rob Meulman’s vocals giving this smooth groove a real modern twist. Producing for over ten years it seems that the time has finally come for this talented producer to really shine.
On the flip is Sync Mode with ‘Energy’. Sync Mode is comprised of four distinct personalities, Nitin (No.19 Music, My Favorite Robot), Butter The Butcher (My Favorite Robot, Groove Garden Recordings), Jeremy Glenn (Future Classic, We Play House) and Rod Skimmins (The MAKEOVER). Sync Mode together produce by means of successive constructivism, the result being music that spans the sensibility and sonic palette of each producer, seductively simple and yet wholly complex. Their contribution to this release is a purple inspired funky deep driver with a real fruity twist. The powerful stabbing synths, deep rolling bass and catchy slowly break beat perfectly underpin the prince-like vocal of this saucy slow-jam.
Hero of the underground music scene, Lukatron aka Luke Solomon provides a touch of class to round off this special v/a. ‘VGA’ embodies a raw house sound of the highest quality, with its subtle shakes, deep chords and layered synth structure perfectly bring this music journey to a close. Following a string of successful releases on labels such as Rekids and Crosstown Rebels alongside running his record label Classic Recordings with Derrick Carter, its no surprise that Ellum Audio are thrilled to have this legend on board.