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Review: Joss - Solely

Friday, September 18, 2015

If you happened to stop past Artreform’s latest releases, then you’ll no doubt already have been captivated by the sounds of its label boss, Joss. For the latest in their release series, the label has adopted the same formula, namely by drafting in a remixer to tackle Joss’ latest listen.

This is, incidentally, a label who does things in the right way, with everything from the artwork to the music to even the packaging all adhered to with the sort of precision you’d expect from two guys evidently keen on representing their wares in the best possible way. Anyway, back to the music. The first track is Joss’ title track, ‘Solely’, which is a magnetic slice of rotund house that’s full of surprises. David Keno whips the original into a frenzy too, as he leans on a liberal amount of head-melting elements. The final track INHM (which seems to stand for ‘In House Music’) is my pick of the lot, however. Gregarious and full of deep textures from the first beat to the last, it’s nothing if not a gorgeous track that’d fit well into the sets of Kerri Chandler and deep house dons such as Fred P himself. A move away from what’s typical Artreform it may be, but it’s a job very well done by the big Joss man.

Solely is available for purchase now!