Jake Holloway & Dave Jarvis – Morning Shunt [Moton Records Inc]

London based edits label, Moton Records, has carefully spent the last 20 years churning out great edits thanks to label bosses Darren House, aka Diesel, and Dave Jarvis. For their first release of 2018, MOTON puts together three tracks carefully selected and edited by Love Vinyl’s Jake Holloway and co-produced by Dave Jarvis. In addition to co-owning the store’s second hand department, Jake is also a graphic designer working for one of the world’s most prestigious labels, BBE (Barely Breaking Even). As a purveyor of quality vinyl and a regular DJ in the London scene, who better than Jake to reimagine a few under the radar gems.

Kicking things off is the A1, “Morning Shunt,” a ferocious afro disco bomb and fantastic genre crossing tune ripe with searing brass, “funkdified” bass guitar and an energetic vocal. Tunes like “Morning Shunt” hook you right away. A cheeky vocal riser followed by a beautifully organic percussive groove give way to an infectious bassline sure to get your feet shuffling. Glittery rhodes chords hold it all together, the perfect glue for all the parts. This is the kind of track that puts you in an unbeatable feel good mindset that helps to recall the smooth, most comfortable moments in life. Summer drives. Weekend parties. Cold drinks. Close friends. We’re sold.

The rest of the project includes more off-radar Carib-Disco and Balearic bangers sure to appeal to most heads. Basically, don’t leave this one in your shopping cart. Make sure it’s in your bag. MOTON’s track record speaks for itself, but if you didn’t already know that make sure to keep an eye on the OG label for more of this year’s releases.


Ryan