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Summer Selections Vol. 2
1.Modu - Why We Make Mistakes
2.Telex - Shanghai Horizon
3. Soul Motion - Blue Velvet
4. nCamargo - Too Good To Be True
5. Jam Thieves - Good Vibes
6. Vector & Macca - Adrift
The summer solstice might have passed us already but the weather's still in full effect and
the vibes are still flowing so, without any more ado, inform records are proud to present
their summer selection vol. 2 EP. Drawing together a host of skilled young producers the
EP is a showcase of some of the most exciting underground talent from the UK and
As always, the aim of the game here is to provide the same high quality, soulful, rolling
liquid beats that Inform has become synonymous with and, like a dedicated postman, the
EP fully delivers on that promise with some rolling basslines, beautiful musicality and high
grade drum work.
The opening gambit "why we make mistakes" is the first outing on Inform for the west
country's Modu and is literally dripping in vibes. From the beautiful sweeping Rhodes
piano to the soft, yet punchy percussion to a bassline that's so deep it'll make you want to
be a better person, this really is a stellar bit of music from Exeter's rising star.
Track 2 comes courtesy of Brazil's Nicholas Camargo aka nCamargo. Called "Too Good
To Be True" it's got a real Latin flavour in the vein of other Brazilian producers like S.P.Y. or
DJ Marky and a cheeky bassline switch backed by some lush, expansive percussion that'll
get you on your feet in no time.
Blue Velvet, the third track, is from a new collaboration between Portsmouth legends Mos
and Centrik. Called Soul:Motion this new project is really one to watch, as amply
demonstrated here. With Mos' signature razor sharp sampling skills, tight, beautifully
produced drums and a deep, slightly sorrowful bassline this track really is a thing of great
The local connection continues with Telex's Shanghai Horizon. He might be from
Portsmouth but his track effortlessly evokes images of the orient's arching skyscrapers
and sweeping vistas. Supported by the trusty think break and some wonderfully arranged
sub bass that swings back and forth between the aisatic pads and samples to create a
perfect fusion between east and west.
The penultimate offering comes courtesy of Jam Thieves, also from Brazil. Unlike the other
latin connection on the EP this is a tight, dutty, minimal roller that really stands out with its
low, midrange growls and rude, steppy percussion.
The EPs parting shot comes from Inform Records stalwarts and south coast badmen
Vector & Macca. Called "Adrift" this track is a liquid roller stripped down to its bare
elements, with a simple drum pattern lovingly crafted into a pared-down, punchy break,
some exquisitely subtle sampling and a deep bassline with a vicious, growling edge to it.
This track'll shake you to your core and'll be ringing in your ears for days afterwards.
Following in Inform's maxim of high quality liquid drum and bass produced by rising talent
the Summer Selection vol.2 EP is the perfect companion for those long, blissful summer