It’s no secret that Bari-based Italian house label Cosmic Rhythm is one of our recurring favourites. After numerous top releases over the past three years, one of the mainstays of the label, Cosmic Garden, returns with CRM14: Promise of the Sun, maintaining the high standards they have set. Producing under various aliases, a lot of the output of this Italian label can be traced back to Cosmic Garden, a producer with many aspects to his sound.
In a similar vein to the deep cuts we’ve become accustomed to from the label, Promise of the Sun features 3 funky, jazzy house cuts – solid grooves with a more relaxed feel than some of Cosmic Rhythm’s earlier output.
On the title track, droning, hazy pads float in and out as a funky lead builds. Chicago legend Glenn Underground uses these elements to great effect in his remix on the B Side, crafting a track that wouldn’t seem out of place on his own catalog from back in the day. His remix is the standout, but the entire record cruises by smoothly. Summer may be coming to an end, but this release still evokes the feel of a pool party, free of all worries.