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Tag Archives: L-Vis 1990
Two years since the last collection, Night Slugs have released the second volume in their ‘Allstars’ series. The last couple of year have been pretty big for the label, with Bok Bok‘s first “proper” release coming out, an incredible ‘Club Constructions’ EP from KW Griff (though this is surprisingly absent from the compilation) and another game-changing release from Girl Unit.
Finally following on from Bok Bok‘s rumbling, techno-infused garage onslaught that kicked this series off, L-Vis 1990 has taken the helm to dish out a mix of house, techno, garage and a few other things to boot.
A big name in the Baltimore Club scene, KW Griff will be the latest newcomer to the Night Slugs fold. His EP will not be a regular release, rather it will come as part of the ‘Club Constructions’ series.
As with Claude VonStroke’s take on Girl Unit’s colossal ‘Wut’, Night Slugs did not seek this project out. Instead Rinse FM regular Sir Spyro and DJ Vjuan Allure took the initiative and mixed up their own interpretations of ‘Silo Pass’.
It’s been a while since L-Vis 1990 released anything on his own label; 2010′s ‘Forever You’ marked the last time we a saw a Night Slugs label on his productions. Well, Night Slugs has just announced the beginning of a new series of 12″ records designed for “peak time” usage and that the first volume will be a collection of new L-Vis 1990 tracks.
Once an artist strays from the quality they’ve become known for, it’s very rare that those years in the creative wilderness come to an end. So it’s always encouraging when that trend is bucked, not once but twice.
I reviewed this album a while back and though it certainly had its moments, it never quite kicked off. So it’s pleasing to see L-Vis 1990 return to one of the tracks (a collaboration with Sound Pellegrino‘s Teki Late and Para One) to give it a dirtier, Grimier edge.
If you’re a Night Slugs fan you will have been looking forward to this album before even L-Vis 1990 himself knew he was going to record an album. Those early dubplates and cheeky mp3s leaked far and wide were more than enough to excite a lot of people looking for an alternative to the fast wobble of Dubstep and other such heavy bass. Even the anthemic ‘United Groove’ was cut from a rather unique cloth: mid-range grinding bass and no wobble seemed to hint at the beginnings of something different.