Review: Sheffield's Moment Cinetique has laid down a distinctive MO within the deep house field, favouring dusty, sample-heavy rollers from a close circle of artists. On this various artists release they call on friends new and old, leading in with Felipe Gordon's rolling and tumbling "Rio" which is as crooked as it is funky. Label mainstay Freudenthaler has some choice jazz licks strapped to an irresistible beat and wandering bassline on "Bel Air", while G. Markus channels a touch of Moodymann vibes on the looped up, feverish "Cherchez Le G". Reece Johnson takes things smooth and smoky on the top end of "Montreux", but flips it with a gritty kick drum to lend the track some rugged weight for the dance.
Review: After a short break Sheffield based Moment Cinetique return in 2019 with their first vinyl release, with an EP from fast-rising Icelandic producer Intr0beatz including a remix from London's House prodigy Cody Currie. Intr0beatz experienced a quick rise to the forefront of House music through 2018 with releases on labels including fellow Icelandic natives Lagaffe Tales gaining support from DJs such as XXXY, Black Loops, Carlo and more. The Kusk EP displays his trademark sound of deep grooves punctuated by disco highlights and rich synths, with all three three original tracks combining lush pads, intricate keys, energetic grooves and analogue synth work to create an infectious, high-quality release. Cody Currie also enjoyed a huge 2018 with releases on Classic, Southern Fried and many more. Cody uses the loop and groove bass of Intr0's 'Mandolinio' then adds jazz keys and stabs to twist the track into his own unique style.