ROUGHLTD009 | Black Loops & Innocent Soul – HIGH CUTZ VOL.2
A1. The Lady
B1. From the Street
B2. Smoke Signals
Italian, Berlin-based producer Black Loops has been steadily building his reputation for soul-infused raw house grooves over the past few years on labels like Catz N’ Dogz Pets Recordings, Toy Tonics and Neovinyl, and here we see him joining forces once again with fellow Italian producer Innocent Soul for ‘High Cutz Vol.2’ on Rough Limited following ‘Vol.1’ which was released on Toy Tonics earlier this year.
‘The Lady’ kicks off the EP with organic percussion, bulbous bass tones and a thumping kicks running alongside an amalgamation of sweeping, filtered sample lines and hooky, dubbed-out vocal phrases. ‘From The Street’ follows, stripping things back to dusty drum sounds, floaty stab sequences and intermittent jazzy Rhodes and horn licks as a walking bass line carries the groove throughout. ‘Smoke Signals’ then rounds out the package with bumpy kicks and emotive strings samples at its core before the latter stages ease in funk-infused guitar licks and a choppy resonant bass line.