Nick Turner, Love Is Reel

[Trendy Mullet]


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It’s unfortunate that Nick Turner’s Love Is Reel was shepherded into the world by the ghastly named Trendy Mullet. Surely they deserve credit for noticing Turner’s intoxicating, slo-mo house sounds, but his single is strong enough to appear on a more established label and garner the attention that comes with it. Call it a strong stepping stone. Like many producers in the field Turner’s sound is heavily based on samples housed in proprietary beat infrastructure. The title track bounces between sets of vocal thronged soul samples, chased by a heaving and insatiable low end with just enough variation to keep the groove fresh. “Out Of Your Love” lays Turner’s original drum programming as the groundwork for a dreamy loop that takes its time unfurling, revealing a glowing funk progression which grows more charming with each repetition. Slo-mo house labels take note: Nick Turner is ready for the big leagues.

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Per Bojsen-Moller  on September 28, 2010 at 3:37 PM

really digging this, will be keeping an eye for him

Matthew douglas  on September 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Hey thanks for the kind words and yes we agree that it is an awesome tune and deserves as much attention as it can get! Maybe we can sort a re-release on a bigger label at a future date if it doesn’t sell. Shame they passed it by the first time though.

Yeah not a standard name for a label I agree, however a few years back our feelings about the way we perceived the whole electronic music scene was summed up in one hair cut! So we called our label that in jest! Lets be honest at times we ourselves thought it ghastly and wondered what we were thinking but it has grown on us! I blame the ease of starting up a digi label!

A lot of people, djs and labels chop and change their style like their hair cuts to fit whatever is the next big thing we say f**k that! and just release the music we like no matter what the current sound is!

littlewhiteearbuds  on September 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Thanks for taking this review in stride, Matthew. We didn’t want to make too much of the label’s name but it was hard not to comment. And if you keep releasing records as good as this one (admittedly I’ve only heard previews of your other releases) the name continue to be just a footnote.

Matthew douglas  on September 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

That was kind of the idea behind it! A talking point and not one you will forget in a hurry!

Don’t worry more quality lined up and the next one is also another debut release from someone that really should be on a bigger label! and i’m sure in time will be.

I think the problem here is that some of these larger labels can be lazy when sourcing new talent and they don’t seem to go out of their own pigeon holed sound.

Our only problem is getting the tracks out there to the masses as there are millions of other unknowns to get lost in.

Cheers for the review and I’ll get the next one to you as soon as the masters are back.

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