Mother Recordings is a foremost house label operating out of Berlin.
It has a lot of great talents associated with it and now shows that once more with a fourth instalment of their ‘Mother Knows Best’ compilation. For lovers of tough, no frills, firmly rooted house music there are few better buys this month than this offering.
Up first are Robosonic & Klangkuenstler with ‘Nuts’, a meaty house tune that smashes out raw drums and has coarse hits. Smooth synths bring some soul and the whole thing is utterly high impact. ‘OMG’ from Birdhouse is the same, with tough drums and reverb heavy stabs all coming over as true physical. ‘Where The Party At’ is slightly deeper and more stripped back, with loopy drums sucking you in as warm chords roll over the top. Some female coos really add heat and help finish it in style. Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo who put out fine tunes on Get Physical then go deep and funky with their ‘Camino Largo’ and last of all Andromo’s ‘State of Mind‘ goes for a dubby, trippy vibe with its rickety drums and hypnotic vocals.
This, then, is a firing package that really offers lots to get excited about.