Today, another contribution from one of the blog's most dedicated readers, James Kent, who produces under the name of Confab. At 126-bpm, "7oh7" has deep kicks, a lovely and echoey ascending harp loop, old-school piano chord changes, and a muted bass that is Chicago as all get-out. Crisp, clean hand-claps and lush secondary synth harmonies make for something special, and that's before mention of the 'vocal' sample, which seems to be from a speak-and-spell type children's toy. Though the device has been used in house tracks before, its inclusion on a track that harkens back to second-wave Chicago house is quite refreshing. Awesome stuff!

Confab- 7oh7

Tomorrow, thinking about some hard, early minimal for you.

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