Alden Tyrell & Gerd - Luv Thang
While others continue to bastardise '90s house, Gerd and his 4lux imprint remain focused on keeping things pure. After well-received outings from Nicholas and Enrico Mantini already this year, Gerd teams up with fellow Dutchman Alden Tyrell for Luv Thang. Vocalist Jessy Allen's calm and collected delivery complements the record's driving sense of urgency, with stuttered rasps and dusky pads undulating atop classic fist-pumping drums. On the flip, "Girls Can't Swim" turns away from house towards jackhammer drums and soundbites of a factory-floor. Tyrell's industrial taste is present, but as pounding kicks reverberate endlessly within their barren confines, you're left yearning for the classy house of "Luv Thang."
Wed / 12
A Luv Thang (ft. Jessy Allen)
B1 Girls Can't Swim
B2 Luv Thang (Instrumental)