Helmed by Back To Basics resident James Barnsley, it's safe to say Vessel Records know exactly what they're doing with their initial five releases including names such as Daze Maxim, Burnski, DJ Honesty, Laura Jones and Diego Krause.
The label's excellent discography continues in their sixth release with Dan Curtin under his Purveyors of Fine Funk moniker - highly regarded for early releases on Peacefrog, Nepenta, and more recently Bass Culture.
Politics of Dancing, known separately as S.M.A.L.L & PACO, are the Parisian duo behind their fastrising eponymous label, whereas British talent Rhymos has quickly garnered a reputation for his compelling productions on the likes of Overall Music, Whistleblower Records and murmur. Joined by Barnsley himself, this four-track release demonstrates each artist in fine form.
Purveyors Of Fine Funk's 'Depth of Bass' is a raw sounding cut with ethereal atmospherics and moody chord sequences. James Barnsley is next with his deep and trippy number titled 'She not Fast' before Politics of Dancing merge intricate percussion with rumbling bass in their mesmerising 'Queens Road'. Tying things together, Rhymos gets rhythmic with 'Jazz Hand' featuring acid licks and echoing effects.
A1 – Purveyors Of Fine Funk – Depth Of Bass
A2 – James Barnsley – She Not Fast
B1 – Politics Of Dancing – Queens Road
B2 – Rhymos – Jazz Hand