A batch of "secret weapons" road-tested by a killer DJ crew.
A few days after Honey's tenth anniversary, Jackie House said: "I realized I've done everything for San Francisco." Fittingly, Tour Diaries leads off with Bay Area producer Sepehr, who has released Detroit-inflected tracks on Monty Luke's Black Catalogue. "I Just" follows along that path, a moody, peak-time banger with a tinge of darkness. For proof that it works, check Jason Kendig riding it for three minutes in Honey's London Boiler Room set.
Jackie describes Henrik Bergqvist's "Trippin'" as a tune he got his "hands on after a crazy night of MDMA and accidentally voguing on top of Henrik's computer bag." Like Bergqvist's best for Aniara Recordings, it's a workhorse house track, this time with a cheeky Derrick Carter sample. After some dreamy electro from Berlin (Morven Son's "Looking Back"), Tour Diaries ends on a high note with "Loom" from Lunate, a producer Honey met at Video Club in Bogata. The playful, laidback "Loom (Alternative Version)," will appeal to fans of Regelbau, closing out a diverse EP that takes us around the world with a leading DJ crew.