Let's face it, I'm a bit of a lazy git. Here's my usual routine: A. get home from work B. stick the wee one in the tub C. wolf down some food D. bust out the Macbook E. check out what's new over at Juno F. whip out the credit card G. fall asleep on the couch. Which, let's face it, is pretty awesome. Stocking up on new music with minimal effort, what else could you wish for? Having said that, I've been a regular over at Rush Hour - Amsterdam's finest record shop - for well over a decade, and I invariably end up discovering new and exciting music there that would have flown under my radar otherwise. Recent examples are the Pools EPs on Spills (more on those later), Inkswel and the Boogie Bash imprint (incredible stuff, we'll cover that on these pages soon too). Another series I stumbled upon while perusing Rush Hour's disco/funk/boogie section is Love Unlimited Vibes, who just released their third EP. About time we gave this mysterious imprint/production outfit some well deserved love.
According to the hype sheet, Unlimited Vibes is run by a bunch of seasoned producers who wish to remain anonymous and 'let the music do the talking'. Limited pressing (500 copies, no represses) and comes in clear plastic sleeves. Not much else to go by, so let's dive into the music indeed. The first release (Luv One) featured a moody, stringy deephouse number, a superslow soulful beatdown cut and a proper dub workout. Have a listen to the B1 track below, one from the 'Sleazy Beats secret weapon treasure chest'
LUV 01 B1 by LOVE UNLIMITED VIBES
After unearthing this at Rush Hour well over a year ago I kept my eyes open for more stuff from the Love Unlimited camp. Luv 2 materialized a while later, offering a balearic beatdown cut (not for me this one by the way), alongside two killer midtempo deephouse chuggers.
LUV 02 B2 by LOVE UNLIMITED VIBES
Luv 3 saw the light of day a few weeks ago, and again it's absolutely sterling stuff if you like your house moody and deep. The slightly more uptempo b-side is the one for me, sweet vocals over a rolling, hypnothic groove, just perfect.
LUV 03 A by LOVE UNLIMITED VIBES
Surprisingly, these records seem to get very little attention/hype/press, which is a real shame as we're dealing with grade A material here. We'll make sure to keep plugging and pimping all things Unlimited Vibes from now on.
Go forth and buy this, you won't regret it.
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