OUT NOW ON PROMO: V RECS046/LIQUID V003 LIQUID V003 EP A:COMMIX -HUNG UP AA:LOGISTICS -LOVE UNLIMITED B:UTAH JAZZ-HARLEM BBESHAY-LIQUID V RELEASE DATE: LATE JULY Liquid V goes from strength to strength, folllowing the gorgeous Calibre and Zero Tolerance 12 with this EP, gathering some household names and up-and-coming producers. Thanks to Bryan Gee’s acute A&R flair, the first plate is dedicated to young artists. Commix follow their inspired remix of Die’s “Autumn” on Liquid 001 with an absolute gem with catchy guitar hook and soft bongos, sparkled with vocal samples and underlined by a deep bassline. On the flip, young Logistics delivers the phenomenal “Love Unlimited”, with its looped funk riff, wah wah guitar, string touches and human beatbox. It is up to Utah Jazz and Peshay to complete this already brilliant package and they do not disappoint, with Utah Jazz in top form on ‘Harlem Nights’, a brilliantly orchestrated funk number ripped apart by big bass stabs. Peshay closes the EP with a track made to measure by one of the most versatile producers on the scene. By far the roughest track from the whole package, ‘Liquid V’ features some of Peshay’s trademark sounds ruffled by some ugly bass. This EP is liquid funk with attitude, versatile enough to be played in the intimate surroundings of Swerve as well as full-on raves. V RECS 046: ARTIFICIAL INTELLEGENCE A: UPRISING AA: THROUGH THE GATE RELEASE DATE: EARLY AUGUST Artificial Intelligence go from strength to strength. Following their fantastic remix of Kelis ‘Trick Me’ – still riding high in all tastemakers’ playlist, they unleash this great slice of vinyl for Bryan Gee’s V Recordings. Energetic beats punctuated by string slabs and oriental vocal samples grab the attention straight away, but the addition of a filthy sub bass takes ‘Uprising’ to the next level. A killer. ‘Through The Gates’ is another great combination of atmospheric, dubby washes and pretty melodic touches beefed up by a tough gnarling bassline. This 12 is a glorious confirmation of this London duo’s unstoppable talent.