Bristol-based label and club night EMINENT pushes out its most ambitious project to date with a compilation that gathers friends from near and far. Amongst the roster are EMINENT residents Ulex and Zobol - the latter staking three of the compilation's nine tracks – as well as three Australian-based producers.
The compilation ranges from upbeat club-starters, low-slung electro, to after-hours, come down essentials. DJ Hanns sets the tone with his aptly named "How Did I Get Here"; an optimistic opener that gives way to the bubbline acid tones of Jonski on "Cultural Differences". Two label owners are in the fold, with Tom Luka of Horizon Recordings out of Brighton and DJ Whipr Snipr, head honcho of Nerang Recordings in Australia.
In the final act of the compilation, Paddy out of Leeds raises the tempo with a nod to early trance on "Stella". He and his synth workout softens the landing for the comp's downtempo closer, "Close To Me" by Purple Man. Eminent VA 2017 is released on 29th December, closing out your year.