Big Doint is the offshoot imprint of Australian Untzz Twelve Inch and was launched in the autumn of 2013 as a home to the more sample-heavy rough house and disco cuts from Oz and sometimes beyond. Run by Alex a.k.a. HVCK and Brad a.k.a. Babicka from their Untzz headquarters in Adelaide, Big Doint retains the vinyl-only limited edition ethos of its big brother, but also adds a personal layer of hand-stamped burgers on the labels. Our initial goal was to cover each and every one of their releases, and since we fell behind our schedule we decided to feature the entire label at it's current state of progress so let's begin!
The first juicy Big Doint saw the light of day in October 2013 and what struck me in particular was the first side which contained an unusual FIO (Francis Inferno Orchestra) raw hard house sampled and looped madness titled 'Take No Time', a tune unlike anything he had previously released and a long shot from his sleazy moody disco trademark for which the aussie DJ and Producer is better known. The flipside introduced us with label owners HVCK (pronounced HACK) and Babicka side project BD (Big Doint) unleashing a 'Big Doint' synth disco tinged swinger, equally perfect for warming up the crowds or for smoothing out those boat parties voyages through the Mediteraneean sea. Ending the release is local talent Mic Mills who delivers an infectious dance-house-era edit of Quadron's MJ tribute 'Neverland', a polarly opposite soulful pop feeler to the sunny funky club vibed that 'Wonderland (Edit)' is.
Following closely in December, the second Big Doint is dedicated to the mysterious LK and his 'Body & Soul' delight, a tropical excursion through sleazy deep landscapes of house and funk loops. Take the title track for example: it's deep and moody, but also recurring and hypnotic, somewhat remiscent of Moodyman's more dance-able cuts. It's because of the following track, that I learnt about the 'Perhentian' Islands, a laid-back resort just off the coast of Malaysia. Just close your eyes and relax and let the aptly titled lazy noon dreamer tol take your mind and drift it away on the sunny shores of the South China Sea. Closing this release is an 'Untitled' steady combo of short funk riffs and tight slapping percussions marching away while a distant delayed female chants in the background.
After what seemed like eternity to hordes of anxious fans all across the world, Big Doint is making a forceful comeback this month with another diversely exquisite release in pure aussie fashion. First we meet HVCK all by himself setting the killer dance-floor filler 'Cold Ross 1 & 2' free into the world, ready to cause havoc with its funk strings, spinning rhodes and filtered passes. Mic Mills returns with yet another amazing 'Workin Woman (Edit)', this time packing bright horns and looping strings on top of snappy percussions while adding an eerie vocal layer that simple as it may appear, it brings character and texture to the mix. Finishing the third Big Doint is newcomer Stardirt (nudge nudge, wink wink) debuting with a deep acidic cut that slowly develops its warm kicks, repeating filtered melodies and slick urban vocal loops before your ears.
In conclusion, Big Doint is the perfect modern example that all it takes to get top notch dance-oriented music out in the underground is a high quality control, unbounded love and enduring passion for music.
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