Review: Dirty Channels have a sturdy catalogue of lively party jams behind them now for Athens Of The North, Crosstown Rebels and Ovum Recordings to name but a few. Now they inaugurate the Take It Easy label with a killer EP of bright and bold disco edit house tracks. "Born In Douala" marches out of the block with a heavy dose of vintage funk guiding its every move. "Those Days" gets even more heated with its strict house rhythm section and joyous sample sources, before "The Lord" finishes the EP off in a dreamy, filter-sweeping reverie that looks ahead to the summer months with glee.
In Flagranti - "Kachi Kachi" (feat Ayakamay - DJLMP edit)
Review: Take It Easy made a splash with their first release from Dirty Channels - they've clearly got an ear for crowd-pleasing house music built for the big arena. This second drop comes from DJLMP and deals in a few different flavours of peak time party music. First up is the fierce and fabulous piano stomper "Blow Your Mind," which is followed up by the leftfield disco chops of In Flagranti's "Kachi Kachi", given a bang tidy edit by DJLMP. "Tiger Cat" takes on freaky cosmic disco with a French touch, and then "Angry" completes the set with an Afrobeat-laced workout that juggles tension and release masterfully.