Skip to main content

Pittsburgh Track Authority - Now's Tomorrow EP (Harmony Society)

Pittsburgh Track Authority. Not exactly the name that comes to mind when you're thinking of fresh cut disco and beatdown deephouse is it. Instead it raises imagery of the transit cops on Pittsburgh's downtown streetcars, or their needle exchange program - not two badass music producers. Been hearing more and more about these guys since their ace April Boogie 12" that dropped on Rotating Souls back in spring, but truth be known they've been doing really nice disco and analogue sounding house bits for a good stretch. Since 2011 they've managed to churn out almost a dozen eps on strong labels such as Uzuri and Argot, as well as some other imprints that specialize in the more obscure spectrum of house, and an ep on their own label, Pittsburgh Tracks.

Beast of a package this, their new one that we're on about...likely the best they've done in our honest opinion. It's a three track ep entitled Now's Tomorrow on Harmony Society, containing one of the most luscious subdued disco burners we've ever heard. Kicking off with a lone suspenseful kick and fluttering flute, and you really don't have a clue where it's going to go for the first few minutes. Slowly building and increasingly adding elements, it eventually busts out the deep and disco vibes - yanking you on an intense, winding 9 minute long ride. Mega weapon if there ever was one.
Flip over for Feel Good, a more uptempo and uplifting disco jam with loads of looped vocals and piano and such that we've witnessed do the business on a packed floor. Track three is called Exclamation, and while it ain't really my cup with its super dark ambient techno vibe, it's really well done - can give it that. The whole package is really special, limited press wax and hand sprayed sleeve. My copy even had a really nice personal touch, the fingerprints of whoever was holding the can:

Still copies available HERE


Popular posts from this blog

Sleazy Team ~ Best of '16

Jebus, another year gone by already? Time sure flies when the world's going bonkers and the masses are bent on sticking all their eggs in one giant smelly basket and having Farage, The Donald and a host of other lunatics break them all at once while laughing hysterically.

All farcical geo-political madness and neo-patriotic nu-bigotry aside, 2016 was a memorable year for us at SB. We tricked The Popular People's Front - our heroes, the originators! - into doing us the final record in the Black Ops series, which sold out in what seemed a nano-second. After burying the Black Ops project with a sniff and a tear, we launched a new imprint, Make Believe Disco, with French prodigal kid Folamour handling the inaugural release, which, unbelievably, also sold out from the distro on day one.
At the tail-end of the year we sat down in our cabin in the woods, started a fire and got the s'mores going, while looking back on 7 years of Sleazy Beats. We agreed that in spite of our valian…

Caravan - Coarsica EP (Ken Oath)

The inaugural release on Australian imprint Ken Oath is one of the finest bits of plastic I've managed to pick up do far this year. It was Riggles' Slick Like Oil that had me whipping out my AmEx right away, a loopy, sample-heavy basement jam with a killer rubbery bassline, but as often is the case when buying records for one specific tune, the flip ends up being the side you end up playing the most. Donald's House and Low Flung (all new names to me) serve up the delightful kind of delightful contemporary electronic boogie that the likes of Suzanne Kraft and Moon B do so well.

The sophomore effort on Ken Oath, a mini-LP by Caravan called 'Coarsica', is cut from the same boogie cloth and it's really, really good. Six tracks of understated, 80's-tinged electronic boogie to choose from here, none of which would have been out of place on People's Potential Unlimited or Rush Hour's 'Music for Autobahns' compilations. It's not exactly the kind…

Mori Ra - Oriental Forest (Forest Jams)

Recently Guy & Kris asked for support to keep the Sleazy blog running and to bring fresh mojo to the sleazyverse. When Luvless told me about their cry for help I immediately wrote Guy and offered my help.
Some of you might know me from my productions as Martin Hayes for Razor-n-Tape, Rose Records and recently In Any Case Records.
I’ve been reading the blog since the early "gallery of awesome people“ days, to which I actually contributed a picture (mugshot obscured by skimpy knickers, if you have a copy of Frank Booker's record on Sleazy Beats, try and spot me on the cover!). Now let's get crackin' with my first review.
Possibly you’ve never heard of Mori Ra before, but that should change before long. The Osaka-based dj, record collector and producer managed to fly under the radar for a good while, but after a string of fantastic records on Macadam MamboPassport To ParadiseMost Excellent Unlimited and a recent sureshot edit of Yoruba Singers’ Black Pepper (on Left …