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Rude Photo EP

Monty Luke

Fina Records
FINA021 | 2016-02-22  
At the beginning of 2016, assured house label FINA Records properly comes of age
with a fine 21st release.

The man behind the music is a suitably accomplished star in the form of Detroit based Monty Luke, and he serves up four fresh cuts of inviting and human house music.

Monty, of course, is boss of his own Black Catalogue, a label that is very much at the heart of Detroit's contemporary scene. Luke himself is a no nonsense producer who, over the last eight years or so, has cooked up fresh and compelling cuts on labels like Planet E, Friction and Dogmatik, and once again he impresses here with four brand new tracks.

Up first is 'Message From Moj', a short skit that references the famous radio selector who influenced a multitude of producers from the D. It's a great bit of found sound atmospherics before 'Your Love' gets down to business. This one is a humid deep house cut with airy hi hats and warm streams of bass underpinning sexy whispered vocals. It's a sure fire floor filler that is full of flavor.

The fulsome 'Ghost Town' is another cosy and intimate cut that will kick start any party with its rickety percussive lines and rolling bursts of enveloping bass. Driven yet emotive, it's an effortless groove from Luke.

On the flip, 'Rude Photo' is more reserved and romantic: again the mood is thoroughly late night and the kicks are smooth supple. Finger clicks make you want to swing those hips and ripples of melody add some all-important colour.

Lastly, 'Turnt Out' (FX Mix) is a much more loose and freeform jam in the style of Theo Parrish. Grinding bass and loose limbed drums tumble below some crisp piano chords and it's not hard to see this one getting great reactions on any floor.

With this EP, Luke proves he has great range, and with each of the deliciously diverse tracks he fits in perfectly with FINA’s always forward looking house style.

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