The latest release from revivalist house label 100% Silk presents unto us another lavish and lush release, which happens to be the debut release from Les Level (Luke Brown of Negativ Magick and Leslie Salvador). Just look to the cover of House of Need and you’ll know exactly what to expect from this thing. The digital pink silk cloth and the über 90s green pattern in the background offers more than an ample summary of what the contents are. “Smooth Sailing” is a track that’s meant for an oceanside locale with its bright synthesizer chimes, slathering of drum machine claps, and cymbals, and prominent dirty synthetic bass. 100% Silk does a fantastic job, as always, of the rest of this record which I’ve put in the Details section below. Listen to “Smooth Sailing” below via the Soundcloud stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Melbournian multi-hyphenate Luke Brown has his hands in a lot of pots, from his defunct DJ duo with Ricardo Ramos, Leslie Salvador, as well as his ongoing death-disco/dark-synth revisionist twosome, Negativ Magick. But the past few years have found him exploring more classic, scruffed-up analog house terrain via his latest alias Les Level, and his debut, House Of Need, is 6 uncut bars of funky souled club gold. Bookended by a pair of of mixes of the stellar neo-Chicago anthem “House Of Need” (a “cheese mix” and a “dirty dub”), the rest of the tracks prowl through a host of suave, shuffling, Strictly Rhythmic variations, from the After Hours-ish 3 AM skyline seducer, “Smooth Sailing,” to the pumping, jazzy jack-groove, “Working Nights.” An expert assemblage by a nuanced craftsman with style to burn. Black vinyl LPs, 33 RPM, mastered by Eric Hanson in Los Angeles. Edition of 450.

Price $9

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