A few weeks ago, this little company called Let’s Play House turned five. We threw a big party with URULU, COSMIC KIDS, JACQUES RENAULT, JUSTIN MILLER, MARCOS CABRAL, DREW HEFFRON, and JESSE RUDOY at Rough Trade NYC with support from doNYC and PBR. It was really, really, really fun and we couldn’t’ve asked for a better birthday. Anyway, here’s the first three hours of the night (read: sets from Heff & Rud, Reno & Miller Time).
Playlist: A1. Peace In The World A2. Runnin’ B1. Ecstasy B2. Get Down
Release Date: 7 October 2013 Format: 12” Vinyl / Digital Download
After a two-year-long tenure, Let’s Play House Records’ twentieth release finally arrives! This one features four originals by newish affiliate, montel, who released a song on the second LPH V/A compilation EP. The Belfast-based producer is an especially busy and active man: he runs his own label, Seven Music, and collaborates with a partner in South West Seven. On his own, montel specializes in cranking out some of the best deep house and UK garage around, and Eastside Kings is a shining example of his talents.
The EP starts with “Peace In the World,” an infectious, assertive stomper that hooks you with a simple keyboard riff and vocal sample. The energy doesn’t let up on “Runnin’,” though that cut is decidedly deeper and smoother. The flip finds montel turning it back up to 11 with “Ecstasy,” a dramatic club anthem, and “Get Down,” a funky, elastic burner that closes the 12”.