Local Artist  —  Feelings
"A hook-up between Canada's Mood Hut and the label of Peckham's Rhythm Section seemed inevitable. After all, Rhythm Section's Bradley Zero once dedicated an entire two hour radio show to music from the collective, and its members often grace his pool hall parties. But Feelings still comes as a pleasant surprise, simply by virtue of how good it is. "
On the Feelings EP, Local Artist presents 3 very different tracks, tied together by a decidedly dubwise approach to production. From the glaring dub siren in ‘feelings (digital dub)’ to the hazy step of ‘Place I’ via the uplifting shuffle of Ozone, the record is as versatile as it is effective. The clever use of delay, spaced out atmospherics and sound-system dynamics on this 12” has been championed by the likes of Ben UFO, Osunlade, Noise in my Head, Alex Nut, Damiano Von Eckhert and Jack J who have all been vocal early advocates of the release.
Occupying the grey area between house, dub and techno, the EP also doffs it’s cap to the sound of the Canadian Riviera, a la Mood Hut, while paying respects to the pioneering studio work of King Tubby and Rhythm & Sound.
Dear Globe: Thanks for listening.