Firing on all cylinders in 2022 is Italian house pushing label, Black Box Records. Marking the fifth release on the label is a four track vinyl VA that packs a punch. Behind the controls for the EP they have called on a healthy selection of artists including Land 9, Shacklo, DJ GLC and label founder, Vito Fattore. Dynamic dance floor heat from four budding artists.
Launching you into the release is Land 9 who provides an infectious number with a killer depth and groove at the heart of the track. “4MAI” twists and turns blissfully, utilising a killer vocal sample that instantly lifts the mood of the listener. Shacklo’s “Another Liability” is a crisp and punchy encounter with a certain spring in its step, tight and rolling from the get-go, ready for the peak times. Dreamy pads doing the business here.
On the flip side is DJ GLC’s “Euro Dream”, a huge sound here from the talented Italian, four to the floor elasticated grooves throughout, nodding to the title of the track. Smooth synths manoeuvre their way around the driven structure of the track. Shutting things down is label founder Vito Fattore with his “Since “87” bomb, rough and ready, cruising on a wobbling bass line before being met with housey chords, igniting the flame of the track.
Black Box Records proved once more they are enforcers of classy house cuts that are ripe and ready for the dance floor, with plenty more in the pipeline for this year.