Just two months after their legendary Nail release, Shabby Doll returns with an incredible package featuring two of the most beloved names in the modern UK house scene. South West Seven surfaced in 2010 on Kolour LTD as a collaboration project via their self-titled EP, but it was in the spring of 2011 that Richard McClelland and Sean Grieve decided to take matters into their own hands and push things even further, thus the iconic Seven Music label was born. Both Ric and Sean come from the historically rich city of Belfast, so it was natural not only for the imprint to be deeply rooted in its culture, but also for their sound to be infused with every gust of wind and crash of wave the city gets to endure. During its ongoing three year plus quest for the finest quality underground house music, the Irish label amassed an impressive repertoire of artists and gave birth to two offshoot imprints Seven Black and Seven Limited with the later having an exclusive limited edition vinyl only ethos.
Take a quick trip across the Irish Sea and above the Isle Of Man to arrive in Sheffield, home of Shabby Doll Records where label owner Matt Swift decided to skip over the superstitious number 13 catalogue number and secured the Belfast duo an entire EP of their latest fresh house cuts. The leading track 'Angel' is an excellent ode to the early days of Belfast house where the deep progressive vibes fuse with the smooth atmospheric layer and the sorrowful vocals to create one of the most melancholic tune we've heard in a long time. The greek bad boy of techno, Quell steps up with his trademark four to the floor pumping borderline techno take on the original, delivering an energy packed peak-time monster track while still retaining the hypnotic elements and wistful notes of the original. The flipside sees a more chord-oriented stripped down vibe with 'You Don't Know', a spliffing deep vocal-oriented voyage where the synth reigns supreme. The voyage ends on an evocative note with 'Vaporise', a bass-heavy melange of ambiental, leftfield, downtempo and deep progressive sounds that span across not only space but also time.
Pressed on vibrant yellow wax, 'BT1' is already available for purchase and as an ending bonus, here are 2 additional digital edits available as free download for a limited amount of 100 hits.