Brillstein – Back To Bed – Play It Down

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With the hype finally settling around Jesse Rose’s brilliant The Whole Twelve Inches, the British-based LA expat now switches his attention firmly back to his A&R duties. For the label’s latest party trick, Rose enlists the welcome hand of a producer for whom he also called upon to remix his aforementioned album, the LA-based Brillstein.

And judging on the mini album that is Back To Bed, Rose has unearthed another corker of a producer. Littered with personality from the off, this six-tracker is typical of the label’s raison d’être; fun, playful but also discerning and more-than-capable of making a room shake. The package is stuffed full of goodness, and it doesn’t waste one ounce of energy throughout- a fact which is instantly recognisable from Brillstein’s opening salvo, the cheekily titled Ode 2 Da Nude.

Je T’Adore is as refined as its title suggests, boasting the same French sample as used on Jay Z’s player anthem, Girls, Girls, Girls. Gems are littered throughout, and with each track playing its part, this is an impressive feat of studio wizardry. Such merits really come to the fore on It Is Sew; a funk-loaded anthem that’s cut from cloth feasibly fit Moodymann. Exquisite stuff.

The second half of the release gets underway through Jaw Like Shabba, another outing that’s infused with an urban spirit. Environmental Produce has its roots in Parliament-esque funk, whereas concluding effort Meelo My Bro sees Brillstein opt for a straight-up, no nonsense floor-filling pastiche. This is really gregarious and fun-fueled stuff, and with a rich eclecticism running throughout, it’s most definitely worth dedicating your time to exploring.


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