As the saying goes, good things come in twos. Fries and gravy, chocolate and peanut butter, brussels sprouts and bacon (seriously, don’t knock it till you try it) and now Secret Reels and Better Listen Records. The A&R masterminds behind the two labels, Lee Dearn and Martín Miguel respectively, have joined forces, not unlike the two heroes Batman and Superman to fight.. well to bring us good music anyway. Secret Listen Records is the new collaborative effort from the pair and the first release is a four track various artist sampler split in half by artists signed to both parent labels. Secret Reels veterans Chocky and Harry Wolfman make an appearance while Swedish newcomers to the Better Listen roster, Sune and Vitamin D give you a sneak peak of what’s to come for the DC-based imprint.
The man of the hour today is Harry Wolfman and quite frankly it’s a surprise that it’s taken us this long to premiere one of his tunes, as we’ve been big fans for ages. The London export who has recently been spending some time in Spain appears on the A1 of the record and the track is entitled ‘Floozy‘. Built around a lovely jazzy flute sample, the aptly named tune has a wicked percussion rhythm behind it, giving it that easy listening character paired with a dance floor ready groove. Some atmospheric flavours and colourful trills pop up throughout as warm chords lend to the pleasant mood while a nonchalant bassline helps keep those feet moving. Quite the doozy, Floozy is just another example of why Harry Wolfman’s fantastic sample work paired with his ear for a groove have landed him releases on a number of premier labels in the past.
Expect the release to hit the shelves at your local record shop in a couple of weeks or pre-order your copy here.