Every so often there comes along a collective of producers that are so on top of their game, everything they touch turns to gold. Moonrise Hill Material (soundcloud) is a label that typifies that statement. Folamour, Ethyène, Kaffe Crème & Okwa are a group of friends and producers that formed the imprint in 2015. Since then, every release has been better than the one before, great sample sourcing, funky as fuck beats and some excellent hip-hop joints have become something you can rely on from them.
The latest offering from Moonrise Hill comes in the form of an EP by Saint Paul (soundcloud), a collaborator on the ‘Love Me Some Friends’ VA released earlier this year. This 5 tracker is due out late May / early June and today we have the honour of premiering the A2 track ‘Heart Is A Melody’.
Saint Paul turns on the edit here of a track that evades me, but believe me it’s a sure fire pool party starter. He works his magic on the cuts of original bars and adds a rather sublime bassline lick, coupled with some smooth filter action to make this one stand head and shoulders above the sea of edits we currently seem to be drowning in nowadays. This track will burrow it’s way into your subconscious and, like me, you will find yourself singing it non-stop.
Moonrise Hill have a knack of releasing music that is familiar but original, always having that extra little touch of class and this EP is a perfect example of that. The label should be on everyone’s watch list, not only because of the quality of the music but also for the quality of the whole package. The artwork (by a gentleman named Jean Granon) has a certain charm, the aesthetic ties in with the music, familiar yet original.
Due out on 12″ 19th May, pre-order from Juno