Axis, Hayes and Children of Tomorrow artist Casual Treatment makes his Hardgroove debut with the ‘Inner Urge’ EP. Melvyn Ortega, aka Casual Treatment, delivers six tracks to make up his first EP for Ben Sims’ imprint this month.
The ‘Circular Motions’ EP features two new tracks from Broom and three from Sims' vaults. Broom opens the EP with ‘Nothing to Do’, a propulsive track that counterpoints its drum track with vocals and a solitary horn stab. Sims opens his account on ‘Circular Motion’ with an updated version of his 2013 limited-release vinyl-only track ‘Unity’, a churning and percussive production with snaking melodies.
Liverpool’s Tenzella steps up for his debut appearance on Ben Sims’ Hardgroove this moth with the six-track ‘Hard Grind’ EP. While the rhythmic intensity of the tracks are drivingly present throughout, each track on the EP brings a distinct direction.
After working with Ben Sims’ Symbolism with the ‘Galaxian’ compilation track in 2021, Black Girl/White Girl make their EP debut on his Hardgroove imprint this month with the ‘Fluid Humanism EP. Bassy, swinging and grounded with rhythm tracks, the EP is all about throwing down. The bass, percussion and vocal sample-driven ‘Ascension’ opens with a distinct Dance Mania aesthetic that continues throughout the three-tracker.
After appearances on sister-label, Symbolism, Italy’s Elisa Bee drops her debut Hardgroove release this month with the ‘Send Me A Vision EP’. Throughout the EP, it’s weighty drums and rhythms that provide a thread, but the productions range from the house-licked funk of ‘Offline Matters’ to the urgency of ‘Headspinner’.