Following in the scuffed up, skate shoe footsteps of many of this year’s breakout producers, Slamb (soundcloud) came on our radar after appearing at the top of Axe on Wax’s PNP 002 — a Bolting Bits favorite and thoroughly of the times V/A compilation of cheeky and sleazy edits and reinterpretations presented. Once again holding on to his A1 spot, Slamb is now debuting on Whyte Numbers’ (remember, sometimes Blaq Numbers) 4th release alongside fellow up-and-comers Tilman, Enliven, and DJ Psychiatre.
All four tracks here are perfectly in tune with the current movement of rough, DJ-ready tracks with well enough intrigue for the casual listener. With “I Want Your”, we’re treated to Slamb’s knack for unearthing catchy samples and combining them with dusty, in your face grooves. Nothing’s hiding in this straightforward belter and it comes to life as a perfectly suited club track arranged to dance-floor perfection (well, almost perfect — we’ll let the listeners and DJs decide about the surprise fade out at the end of the track).
On « You will feel better I promise » Tilman goes toe-to-toe with Slamb for banging, feel-good edit while dialing up the crunch factor somewhere between an old cassette and your Aunt’s forgotten (and dusty) record collection. The B-side tones things down ever so slightly with Enliven smart and synthy, « Waitsome » and DJ Psychiatre’s perfect closer of a track, « Let me tell u ».
Whyte Numbers 004 is available now for pre-order and is due out in early December. As with the previous 3 release, 004 is vinyl only so if you want to get your hands on it, you’d better act quick.