The Loose Lips crew are nothing if not busy. Between radio shows, club nights, podcasts, the London collective are fully immersed in delivering quality tunes to the masses, and they’ve just dropped their ninth compilation this week. I always really look forward to these. Each release offers something a bit different and the latest presents some producers who share their love of forward thinking electronica.
Opening up the comp is Macedonian producer Dimitar Dodovski with an other-wordly ambient piece. Some really interesting ideas in here and love the subtle acid groove towards the end.
Manchester DJ and producer Danny Drive Thru follows nicely with Money Oh. Love the bass line and hip hop influence on this. Could easily hear El-P rhyming on top of it.
Yuki Ame continues the hip hop vibes on I Dont Always Feel Like This, with a rigid filtered snare making way for spliced Fugees samples that work great together. Really like the swing on the percussion as well.
Next up, Colvend lays down some spacey electro acid on Moonbase. Love that this could have been released about 20 years ago but still sounds fairly “now”.
Really delighted to see Stormfield make an appearance on this. He’s a producer who’s always been pushing boundaries, both through his own productions and his Combat Recordings imprint. As expected he doesn’t disappoint, with a healthy dose of acid techno. This builds so nicely. Will definitely be playing this to death.
The compilation finishes up nicely with some techno from Cressida, that wouldn’t sound out of place on Blueprint Records. Deep and dark it rolls along nicely. Love the kick drum on it.
Always interested to hear a new Loose Lips compilation and this is one of my favourites so far. Best of all its available for free download through their bandcamp below.
For more Loose Lips shenanigans, they are involved in an all day charity event in Brixton on 13 August which features a wicked lineup as well as stalls, food and installations. Check the Facebook page for more info.