Various Artists / Tom Tam Club pt01
Label: HOLIC TRAX
Release: JUNE 2013
Cat No: HTV001
Format: 12” vinyl / digital
A1 Micha Klang & Kuroneko - If I Were You
A2 Rico Casazza - Rollin (vinyl only)
B1 JMF - Call me Sally
B2 Ranacat – Funness
Dudley Strangeways - Flourish
Nick Daring - Self Control
The Holic Trax label started in 2012 by DJ and producer Tomoki Tamura now extends its legs into
a new series that focuses on the many different shades of house music from producers new and
old. Coming in two parts on limited run vinyl, each track was A&Red by the boss himself and the
results are hugely entertaining.
Part one offers four tracks, the first from Micha Klang & Kuroneko. The pair’s If I Were You is a
shuffling, jazzy chord laced house number with plenty of authentically aged sounding elements
bristling next to each other. Rico Casazza then offers Rollin, a much more ducking and diving
house track with trilling, incidental keys and a free flowing jazz energy.
The flip sees JMF go deep and tough like might Bicep, with big sandy hits and surfing drums
demanding you dance. Closing out the first part in the series is Funness by Argentina born but
London based Ranacat. It’s a slow burning, roughhouse jam again with plenty of warm melodies
and a cuddly ambiance encasing it all.
Part two kicks off with Dudley Strangeways’ deep and cosmic Left Foot Trippin and it’s warm,
swirling deep house energy. Nicson then demonstrates his ability to craft an engaging boom-bap
combo with his wooden sounding drums and serene fine grain textures before Le Vinyl & Javi Bora
lay out a Latin flavoured, tropical house vision that will sound perfect on any terrace this summer.
Keita Sano closes things out with the most tech leaning and paranoid sounding cut of low down
rhythms and live sounding synths and drums. There really is something for all hours across both
the EPs here.
Buy the two EPs digitally and you’ll also get four more carefully selected jams from Annie Errez,
Dudley Strangeways, Federico Curatolo and Nick Daring. They range from techno leaning and
deep to more melodic and romantic, and that prove there is plenty of untapped talent out there just
waiting to entertain your ears… and it’s all thanks to the efforts of Tomoki Tamura.
Andrew Grant / Full of jam
Dubfire / lots of goodies here , thanks
AMOS / too many favourites on here...love this.
Anthony Collins / good stuff very cool beats
DJ Sneak / good fire tracks! thanks
Dan Cartin / All tracks in this collection are top notch, too many highlights to name, full support!
Meat / Hard to say which one's the best. There are so many good tunes on this compi.
Claudio Coccoluto / lot o good music, yeah!
Diesel / Xpress 2 / Strong comp. Will play most. JMF & Flourish my favs.
Rocky / Xpress 2 / I guess it's Tomoki's A&R skills but this has to be one of the best VA mailouts I've ever received. Some ace ace music here. I'm only 6 tracks in and I'd play all of them. Look forward to hearing the rest and will definitely be supporting.
Pezzner / This whole collection is really doing it for me. Such great dance tunes.
Death on The Balcony / Great release here lots of amazing tracks.. nice to see the wonderful Annie Errez on here. :)
Demi / great use in all of these..thanks
Emerson Todd / wow lots of great jams here.. will download and check in detail later.. lovely stuff
James Fox / liking the JMF track here, also 'flourish'.
James Johnston / Great mix of vibes here! Hard to pick favs but I guess I'd go for the tracks by Micha Klang & Kuroneko, JMF, Dudley Strangeways and Federico Curatolo. Solid compilation!
Jonny Cade / some really good tunes in there!
Jonny Cruz / ollin, left foot trippin, clouds, self control, in da house...all for me cheers
Jorge Savoretti / most of them good! hard to pick a fav :)
Droog / Keita Sano - Knock Flat is my favorite of the bunch
Laura Jones / Loving Call Me Sally and Knock Flat. Thx :)
M.A.N.D.Y / will download. thank you for good music!
Maceo Plex / Downloaded for Maceo Plex : )
Motorcitysoul / some nice vibes to be found here. especially this dudley strangeways seems to be one to watch. - probs to my man micha klang, by the way! :)
Murray Richardson / what a great label this is, quality house music, love it all
Oliver Deutschmann / Super compilation, will play some of those tunes. Maybe all of them :-)
Robbie Akbal / great deeper tracks..will play
Terence :Terry / amazing various thks guys !!
Terry Francis / like a few of these!
Timmy Stewart / Ace comp covering loads of styles of house, Nicson, Keita Sano & Federicp Curatolo all jumping out on first listen.
DJ T / will download. thank you for good music!
Brothers' Vibe / Good collection of tracks.
Slok / Rich release :) love it, few titles I love, thanks: Rico Casazza - Rollin Dudley Strangeways - Left Foot Trippin Nicson - You, Me and All the Rest Nick Daring - Self Control