Futureboogie need little introduction. Of late, the Bristol label's unique sound has not so much been knocking on the overcrowded house scene's door as actually smashing it down. They are increasingly venturing out from the comfort of their home town to conquer London and the North, ably assisted by flag bearers that include Bonobo, Bashmore, Crazy P and recent HH mix-men Behling & Simpson.
Futureboogie's most recent release is this 3-track EP, Maison du Cheval - an excellent donation from local Bristol boys and label stalwarts Christophe and Lukas. They join forces on the opening track 'Teardrops' to create a soaring, synthy tune that feels something quite similar to riding an 80s Cheval: different gear.
Teardrops - Christophe & Lukas [forthcoming Futureboogie]
No. 2 is another belter, this time from Lukas on his lonesome. 'Reel Love' has all the right Detroit ingredients but you can't help thinking it's a cut above at least a lot of the rest of recent songs that have been stuck mercilessly into that category. It builds beautifully, driven on by sensational piano riffs and vocals.
Reel Love - Lukas [forthcoming Futureboogie]
Christophe ensures there is no respite with a terrific, deep offering that uses up-and-down piano/xylophone motif and a purposeful, relentless bassline to keep energy levels high right to the end of an EP that gives us a very enjoyable quarter of an hour or so.
Stalker - Christophe [forthcoming Futureboogie]
Keep an eye out for a Futureboogie party near you.