To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their inception, our friends at Apparel Music are putting together a special release for their fans that’s set to come out on the 25th of this month. It features an EP from Dublin beatsmith LPM, which includes two new originals Mirage and Jazz Thing with remixes by Mangabey and their label head Giuseppe D’Alessandro (better known as Kisk). Staying true to the sounds they have developed over the years, this record embodies Apparel Music’s signature assortment of jazz, funk, and house that their catalog is known for.
Jazz heads will appreciate Giusepp’s take on LPM’s tune Jazz Things. Although there is plenty to like within the original, the Italian manages to take the song into an even jazzier direction -- stripping out the low and high-end percussive notes while lowering its tempo as a way to give its sultry melodies more time and space to play out in the forefront of the track. These subtle alterations leave Jazz Things sounding more subdued and open-ended than before, making the listener feel as if they’ve just walked in on a late-night, jam session in a smokey basement of some jazz lounge. This is in stark contrast to the rest of the EP, which is more suited to be played out on an energetic dancefloor rather than the comfort from your home studio.
Make sure to join Apparel Music in celebrating their 10 year anniversary by pre-ordering your copy of Mirage right here!