When it comes to timeless underground house music, Tsuba needs no introduction. Launched at the beginning of 2006, Kevin Griffiths' brainchild has quickly acquired its cult status among the elite of club goers and is currently regarded as one the most forward thinking labels and a solid pillar of modern dance music creativity. For one of their latest releases, Tsuba invited the Leipzig-based producer and label owner Luvless, better known for his outstanding work on Kolour LTD, Foto Recordings, Apersonal and his own Rose Records, to deliver one of his best works to date and his first ever appearance on Kevin's imprint.
'Luvmaschine' is exactly what the title advertises: a romantic low slung journey through warm fields of deep moody house, backed by an astounding production level skilfully delivered by Luvless' trusty music-making 'machine'. The title track opens this magnificent release with a lively conga loop that gathers open hats and shakers along the way, only to quickly unveil its core component: a gliding celestial key of pure emotion. But the affair unveils only after the breakdown with the addition of an epic string pad and confessing vocals that will surely soften your knees and rise your body temperature to enamoured heights.
On the B-side we get 'Down With You Baby', a mesmerising rhodes-infused erotic jam that has glistening melodies and eerie sweeps float in and out of the sweet candle light while the soothing vocal slice pours into your ear like warm honey and sweet wine. Words cannot rightfully describe what follows next as 'Be Mine' starts filling the room, filling the space, filling every corner of your heart with the only force that shapes our world: love. From the first tropical samples we are introduced to a sunset-fuelled masterpiece whose euphoric strings and longing piano key line will break your heart and make you fall in love over and over again.
And to keep the love going strong both musically and aesthetically, the EP is pressed on strawberry ice cream coloured vinyl that features an erotic combination of lingerie pink and black printed labels.