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by Vakula

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Vakula returns on an enigmatic release for Shevchenko, rumoured to be an offshoot of Firecracker Records. A-side stirs a very canny soul sample into warm analogue drum patterns and fluid Detroit chords, sounding kinda like a more smudged and sensuous Omar-S production. Flipside is a more aquatic Beatdown number with ice-tipped hi-hat triplets and a seductively gloopy bottom end designed to drench the 'floor. (Boomkat)

Ukrainian producer par excellence Vakula maintains his label hopping endeavours with this utterly essential drop on the newly minted Shevchenko label. Named in honour of the Ukrainian cultural icon Taras (as opposed to the one time free scoring forward Andrei) and rumoured to be closely affiliated with the Firecracker imprint upon which Vakula first came to our attention, it's a stellar first release that gives further credence to the growing opinion Vakula can do no wrong. "Mama Said Go Slow" is typical Vakula, twisting through various analogue passages across the course of the vinyl, the few constants being the gloopy subaqueous rhythms that occupy the nether regions along with what might just be a sample from one of Muhammed Al Fayed's favourite musicians and the hissing oscillations of percussion. The flipside sees Vakula indulge in some smudged out beatdown business on "Deaf World (Dub)" which draws you on a kaleidoscopic journey to the lower echelons of hypnotic, fluttering house music. Obvious sonic references to Detroit pervade the track but it's indelibly marked with the graceful Eastern European touch of Vakula. It proves to be a subtler yet equally potent example of the producer's lack of interest in traditional house music structures. Hopefully Vakula will continue to release music of this standard long after we run out of superlatives. (Juno)


released March 1, 2013

All tracks written & produced by M. Vityuk


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Edinburgh based label specialising in oddball house, techno and electronics. Collectable editions made by hand since 2004.

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