In the past few years, Scottish producer Samoyed has amassed a wealth of quality dancefloor releases that belie his relatively low-key stature in the dance music world. He was making throwback, shuffling house music years the likes of Bicep and Ejeca made it the thing to do and has released tunes on Glum, Astro:Dynamics and Flask. On February 18, Samoyed’s most high profile release to date, the Sloe Eyes/Guts single, will hit us in 12″ form. A-side “Sloe Eyes” features signature rave synths and a hyper 4×4 rhythm, but retains a moody atmosphere due to the subdued refrain of “into my arms.” The track features all of the tension of late rave jawns, but without any of the drug-induced madness, opting instead for gleaming soul. Stream “Sloe Eyes” below and grab the single on February 18.
Unreleased Jacques Greene, Zodiac, Ango, Arclight and Samoyed. Free unreleased Jacques Greene, Zodiac, Ango, Arclight and Samoyed. Sound a little bit like heaven? Nope, just VSE07, the latest (did I mention free) release from Greene’s Vase imprint. All hyperbole aside, VSE07 is a solid collection of unreleased and remastered jawns that are sure to get your skin tingling if you have any interest in the sounds Montreal has been promulgating over the past few years. The comp was originally a freebie for attendees of a Vase showcase in London last month, but Greene and his compatriots were too kind to allow this one to slip away into the ether. Arclight’s “Obsidian” is the tape highlight and sees the duo taking on psych rock. Stream “Obsidian” below and grab the full comp here.