Turquoise Blue Recordings follow up their highly rated previous two releases with Finnish producer Arttu and his ‘Just This One Time’ EP. The title track opens with some chunky French-inspired strutting house, while ‘Soul Monk Funkker’ and ‘Stretch Yo Mind’ add some main room tech house moods and acidic touches to the EP.
Remixes come courtesy of Alex Arnout who brings a mellower, late-night feel to his remix of ‘Just This One Time’. Tom Ellis’s successful debut EP for the Newcastle based label earns him a remix spot here with a tribal tech workout, making this a package sure to continue the big name support Turquoise Blue had already garnered from DJ’s such as Clive Henry, Moodymanc, Motorcitysoul, Shur-I-Kan, Florian Kruse and more.
Finnish producer Arttu (now based in Portugal) is the new name being used by Lump. 2011 has seen Arttu remix for 4Lux and release original material on Philpot. As Lump, he has worked with a range of labels including Contexterior, Morris Audio and Rrygular.
From DJ’ing in bars in Spain to releases alongside Bugz In The Attic and then onto establishing the Dogmatik imprint which launched the career of Maya Jane Coles, Alex Arnout (aka Ceramix, Da Lunartiktz, Dread Poets, Output) is a name many will know all about from his releases on his own label as well as Hot Waves, One, Vitalik and Fear Of Flying.
Tom Ellis returns to Turquoise Blue following his ‘You Shaped’ EP that kicked off the labels catalogue back in September. The Welsh producer has been making a name for himself lately with music on Moon Harbour, Archipel, Minordust, Floppy Funk, 22 Digit and Logistic Records as well as his own Trimsound imprint.
Turquoise Blue hails from near to Newcastle upon Tyne and has been founded by Neil Harker. The label is inspired by underground house stalwarts such as Freak ‘n’ Chic, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom, and more recently Supplement Facts, Culprit, Visionquest and Hot Creations – labels who have managed to grow while maintaining an underground spirit. The label’s debut release featured Tom Ellis, Kris Wadsworth, Arttu and Nick Turner, soon followed by Ruthit, MANIK and Boris Horel.
Title: Just This One Time
Label: Turquoise Blue
Release date: 04-11-11
1: Just This One Time
2: Just This One Time (Alex Arnout Nightdrive Mix)
3: Soul Monk Funkker (Tom Ellis Remix)
4: Stretch Yo Mind (Stretched Mix)
5: Soul Monk Funkker