French label Broken District is back again with a new sampler, bringing together six different producers to explore deep beats of many varieties. The label is not bound by tempo or stylistic limitations, seeking to venture into the palettes of deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu disco and more. Their sophomore release continues the format of their inaugural V/A and boasts a roster of solid up-and-comers and underground vets alike.
Sam Irl, who’s contribution comes in the B2 slot of the 12″, is one of the latter. The Vienna-based producer has long pleased ears with treats from his pal Dusty’s Jazz & Milk imprint, in addition to releases on a clutch of other solid imprints. “On The Mend” is a driving, nu-disco track that borrows heavily from 80’s new wave aesthetics. A straight-up kick/clap and rocking bassline gets layered upon by filtered chords and pads, percussion, and an ethereal vocal sample. It’s a higher tempo track that could sit nicely as a sunrise jam in a late night set. The filtered and shiny groove helping you cruise into the new day.
BKD002 is available soon on 12″ vinyl at a variety of outlets. Don’t sleep.