|2.||"Somewhere Else" (AD Bourke Bittersweet version)|
|1.||"Somewhere Else" (HADE 94 Thumpin rework)|
Ben Jacobs ends 2014 the way he started it, with a dose of thrillingly sweet and melodious house on Mad Mats and Tooli's Local Talk imprint. "Somewhere Else" is a typically positive affair, with waves of ear-pleasing music box melodies, cheery chords and hazy vocal samples riding a swinging US garage groove. It's the kind of record you stick on to chase the blues away; it's almost impossible not to smile at its jaunty positivity. Ad Bourke tries a different tack on his rework, opting for a deeper, more melancholic sound and some hushed, DJ Sprinkles style beats. Even better is Hade 94's version, which adds a little analogue style grit and a booming, warehouse-friendly deep house feel.
Mad Mats / Local Talk, Aaron Dae (Razor-N-Tape), West Norwood Cassette Library, Christian Prommer, WOLF Music, Martin Haberland, BBE, Jason Hodges, Caserta, The Zars, Mad Mats & Tooli / Local Talk, Nachtbraker
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