Another release that is hitting us today in vinyl is a rather outstanding one from Wolf Records. It is a wonderful EP that is completed with a superb remix of US House legend Kerri Chandler.
On the one-to-watch list for those in the know, Lea Lisa’s releases on Mona Musique, Memories and Chez Damier’s Inner Balance Recordings, alongside her role within the INNERDISC.fr record store family outline a passion and desire that flows through everything she does.
Showcasing her unquestionable talent, ‘Something For The Dancers’ is a soulful and emotive journey layered with weighty synth lines, dream-like pads and powerful bass tones. An introspective plunge into the night, operatic vocal washes and masteful Rhodes touches add an extra ethereal edge to this seriously accomplished track – one that wouldn’t be out of place in Kerri’s own discography.
Hence why Kerri’s remix works so seamlessly. It’s instantly recognisable in classic Kerri style – a shuffling garage house beat blending beneath sustained string synths and signature stabs, with the man himself even stepping up to bless the mic. A heavenly slice of house that could easily stand side-by-side with the cream of his ‘90s output.
Also on offer Lea Lisa presents ‘From Garage’, a sultry combination of sensuous vocals, analogue keys and thumping percussion, that’s another clear nod to the scene’s originators and one that proudly completes the latest piece of hers, WOLF’s and Kerri’s legacies.
Needless to say this package is one that needs to be purchased-at a record store near you.
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX