The head honchos at Claremont 56 are back to celebrate ten years of their label.
Smith & Mudd’s ‘Janet 50’ feels like London today: bright, airy and sizzling hot. It’s been two years since they’ve brought out material under their duo moniker, yet this latest EP, with its strolling groove, hypnotic shakers and rich guitar sweeps, picks up seamlessly from where Gorthleck left off . It has one of those chord progressions that could go on forever, bending and shapeshifting back onto itself while the pair build dense rhythmic layers around it.
On the flip, I:Cube delivers a stunning dancefloor ready remix that veers as much towards nu-disco as it does towards balearic, but it retains all the blissful, slow-mo madness of the original. Likely to be heard at sunrise sets over the Mediterranean this Summer.
(45turns tip: watch out for a full release from Smith & Mudd later this year.)
‘Janet 50’ is released 30th May 2018. You can get the 12″ or digital version at Claremont 56’s Bandcamp page.