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Label Showcase: Sweden’s Local Talk Records

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July 5, 2013

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Now that we’ve had our annual dose of “Amurka, FUCK YEAH,” how about a little “Scandanavia, YA SURE, YA BETCHA”?

Swedish Local Talk Records has been making house waves since 2011, with a fine ear for deepness and a catalogue of artists the likes of Berlin’s Kyodai, UK’s Wil Maddams, Rennes France’s DJ Steaw, and Ireland’s Shane Linehan, among others. Forming just in time to herald the recent deep house revival, label masters Mad Mats & Tooli find, rediscover and issue tracks that revel in the glory of early house sounds. With a growing catalogue, they’ve charted some instant classics already, and have the smell of future legend.

Berlin’s Kyodai (Japenese for “brothers”) have been a rather visible contributor to Local Talk, scoring amazing reception with their breakout track “Breaking.” ┬áBoth versions of “Breaking” have made themselves staples, from the epic drum break of the original to the relaxed organ-heavy swing-house feel of the 90s Dub:

Wil Maddams’ deep downtempo sensibility with gospel overtones has been rocking my world gently for the last bit as well. The music preaches for itself:

His track “Handle the Change” drops some church realness on some dancing heads:

I’ll end with DJ Steaw’s sweetly soulful “I Want,” with which I heated Comfort & Joy‘s “Honey Dusted VI” party on the playa at Burning Man last year. Get it, bitch!!

SOLID. Check their SoundCloud stream for more:

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