Edinburgh-based dance imprint Fresh Take Records get set to launch their vinyl series Fresh Wax with a five-track VA including tracks from Easy Peelers, THEOS & Berzingue, Mr. Sosa, Aymeric and Bernado Mota. Established in 2019, over the past few years the label has built a catalogue of releases that champion sounds ranging from groove-led, organic house to thumping club-ready electro and broken-beat rave anthems.
Though the tones may shift from one release to the next, the quality of their output never wavers, aiming to establish the label as a reliable, underground UK dance label.
Their first release of 2022 sees them launch their new vinyl series with Fresh Wax 001: a collection of tracks, many of which come from artists who have been involved with the label since day one.
First up is Easy Peelers, an Irish DJ/producer duo with a passion for house music and a keen interest in all electronic genres, who draw specific influence from deep house and the new wave of European minimal. Their track ‘For The Record’ is deep house in the vein of artists like Mood II Swing, with its swung hats and chugging bassline taking centre stage.
THEOS & Berzingue’s ‘You’re The One I Want’ is another cut that sounds like it’s been plucked directly from the ‘90s heyday of deep house, it’s wandering bassline, synth lines and warm snatches of vocal creating its atmosphere.
Previously releasing on labels like Like Night On Earth and Anjunadeep, Southampton’s Mr. Sosa switches up the vibe on ‘Scarab’, which reaches back even further into the history of house for inspiration, calling to mind electro cuts of the ‘80s and artists like Joe Smooth and Larry Heard.
Aymeric’s Groove ‘Elation’ is all about the interplay between his percussion, a guitar loop and the vocal sample which is one that gets lodged in your head.
Completing the package is ‘Party Tonight’ from Portuguese artist and member of the DVRST collective, Bernado Mota. Snatches of instrumentals and vocal samples are rooted by a kick/bass combination which brings weight to the house cut.
It’s out tomorrow.