‘Subliminal’ marks the third compilation by All Blak Records, which similar to its previous two compilations, acts as a marker for the label’s constant evolving sound and artistic direction.
Going from house to tech house, to deep house and deep tech to minimal, this genre-diverse collection never deviates from its common patterns of dubby beats, dreamy pads and rhythmic percussion. There are self-evident moment specific tracks suited for different times of the set like for instance, Steve Marto’s ‘Solaris’, which is undeniably a night opener minimal treat, while harder hitting pieces like Devv’s ‘Step Aside’ or Paul Quzz’s ‘Moonriser’ could fit the higher energy intervals of the night.
The collection also includes tracks by spanish producer Cleave Martinez, Berlin based Izzy Demsky, and argentinean producer Trentz. More often than not, compilations cover a wider than ideal spectrum of sounds but this one breaks the norm with its cohesiveness and consistent quality across all tracks. The productions are straight-forward, delicately crafted, and revealing of the label’s sound philosophy. With all and the swing in energy between the productions, they all feel part of the same room, one that is dark and tight but full of soul.
This compilation sounds fresh and organic and sets the mood for the label’s further development of the sound it has come to be known for.
All Blak Records’ ‘Subliminal’ is already available. Grab your copy here.
Subliminal – Various Artists [All Blak Records]
- Cleave Martinez – Yukee
- Dev – Step Aside
- Izzy Demsky – Listen Later
- Paul Quzz – Moonriser
- Steve Marto – Solaris
- Trentz – Crimson