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David & Hjalti - RVK Mood (Lagaffe Tales)

Shadeleaf's Simba hipped us to the first release on the newly minted Lagaffe Tales label by including a track that samples the same source material as MF Doom's Benzoin Gum on his recent guestmix for us. As a massive MF Doom fan (the smokey, downtempo instrumentals off his Special Herbs releases in particular) my interest was piqued right away, but when the ID requests for the tune were coming in left, right and center minutes after we uploaded the set I knew this was something special. After Simba let us know the track in question was David & Hjalti's 'Whatever You Want' we hunted down a copy of the pair's delightful 'RVK Moods EP' right away.

The Icelandic pair kick things off with Moods, a deep and dusty basement groover that wouldn't have been out of place on an early Box Aus Holz release (and definitely sounds like it was inspired by Graef & Co). Moods shares the A-side of the record with 'That's Her', a lush bit of deephouse with expertly placed jazzy sax samples and a pitch-perfect vocal from the Charleston era. Could this be the first sign of a rebirth of 'Swing-House'? If it sounds like this, I'm all for it.

'Crime Pays' on the flip is anice little  hiphouse number, complete with scratches, cut-up vocals and fat hiphop drums. Finally we get 'Whatever You Want', the one to rule them all. It's tough, sweet, banging and gentle at the same time and will have the floor reaching for the proverbial lasers before you know it. Have a listen below.

Sold out at most haunts at the moment but we've been assured a repress is on its way, so all is not lost.

Keep an eye out for it here


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