Garage Shelter

“Ep”

WXC012 scanZoom inLabelWax Classics
Cat. No.WXC012
Format12
Orders fromFri, 21 Feb 2014
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Review

Wax Classic is back! The twelfth release on the label sees the mysterious newcomer(s) Garage Shelter seize the reins, taking us on a trip to familiar and equally unfamiliar territory. Who is Garage Shelter? How do they capture the moods they do so well? Where can they go next?These questions are not important. Garage Shelter should be an idea, something personal, drawing from your own feelings and experiences. Once you finish listening to these tracks, you will want to jump right back in and pick up on what you missed the first time around. When the record begins, you will be hit with an almost overwhelming sense of atmosphere. The midnight jazz and blues club vibe is captured supremely and brought to the forefront on “Moanin’ (Tribute Edit)”, as Garage Shelter show off with a short and sweet sax solo before slipping it into a loop and pairing it with the deepest of chords this side of Detroit. Crisp drum patterns and a chugging bassline drive the track to its climax before blending into the opening keys on “Political Content (Full Contact Mix)”. These first two A-side tracks are early evening affairs, definitely akin to one another, laden with jazzy saxophones and vocal cuts, grunts and cheers. With “Step In The Raw”, we leave the comfort of the smoky jazz retreat that came before and enter a housier club environment. The production on this track puts a raw slant on the progression of the record, as the name would suggest. Soulful vocals contrast with deep sub frequencies whilst reverbed string samples sit perpetually in between.

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