Bristol-based A Sagittariun's Elastic Dreams follows up it's debut release 'The Circle Stops Somewhere' with a 4 track EP entitled 'Carina'.
'The Circle Stops Somewhere' received an incredible amount of DJ Support, with venerable jocks like Lawrence, Craig Richards, Peter Van Hoesen and Gilb'R all chiming in with plaudits well beyond the usual 'support' nonsense.
The label's latest, 'Carina', combines afrobeat, dub, jazz, Detroit soundscapes and British electronica to create the sort of varied EP that is rarely heard these days. While the tempos, rhythms and feelings shift from track to track there's a deeper theme that joins them and it's the unmistakable references to a time when house/techno meant more than heads down, 4:4 club fodder.
Having struck up a relationship off the back the first EP and a shared base of Bristol, October delivers a remix of A Sagittariun's title cut and shows yet again why his output is head and shoulders above the rest. Raw, analog and emotive it's a classic piece of house music that oozes real passion for machines and beats.
Selected DJ reactions
Francois Kevorkian (Wave) - Wonderful package, really love the two mixes of 'Carina' but the other stuff as well. Will definitely support this release. Great!
Midland (Aus Music) - This is wicked, The Ninth Sign is great and October's remix is incredible! Big up.
Ripperton (Perspective) - The Ninth Sign and October ace remix for me
Appleblim (Applepips) - Sounding nice! Love the Carl Craig breakbeat vibes on the original.
Jef K (Silver Network) - This is asupa nice release, loving the deepness here ... full support !!
Danny Howells (Dig Deeper) - Very classy and timeless
Milton Jackson (Freerange) - Carina is cool, Kaidi Tatham/Afronaught vibes. Space Dub Dream is my pick though, very nicely produced.
Tornado Wallace (Delusions Of Grandeur) - Love this EP. Can't pick a fave. Totally dreamy.
Jimpster (Freerange) - The October remix is standing out for me but it's a great EP all round with some interesting stuff going on. I like it.
K-Soul (Sistrum) - Excellent release. Very fresh!
Leo Zero (Freerange) - Nice to hear some afrobeat house hybrid action - I used to play loads of this gear back in the day - and this is up there with the best Goya distribution/Bugs In The Attic/4 Hero stuff - great synth line building the whole thing up too - and a super solid arrangement for the floor. lovely Detroit flavours across the rest of the EP. especially 'The Ninth Sign' deep, crisp and totally emotive - just how we like it - top marks
Lee Jones (Simple) - I like The Ninth Sign. Lovely.
Ethyl (Secret Sundaze) - Quality this. Really feeling the title track and remix and The Ninth Sign is more than prepossessing to the ear holes
Ricardo Miranda (Rush Hour) - I dont even know what to say. EP has huge balls. Space Dub Dream is super pimp.
Jordan (Juju & Jordash) Carina is the one for me, both mixes
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) Great production