V/A – Compost Black Label 03: Mixed by Jay Shepheard (Compost)
Compost’s shadowy offshoot returns with a third compilation, which focuses on the sort of earnest technoid material deemed too dark for the regular label. The disc has been put together by London based Jay Shepheard, who put out his first 12” on Compost in 2007. Straight forward house bangers sit alongside wide-eyed teched out disco, off key acid numbers and bumping post hip house offerings on this disc. Highs include Phreek Plus One’s groovy Bikini, a cut and paste winner from Motor City Drum Ensemble’s entitled Stripped Down To The Bone and the punishing Solar Winds from Matt Flores. As per usual, The Black Label delivers another compilation of technoid material that actually delivers from start to finish.