The 'Producer Series' will consist of mix albums in which DJs play only their own material
This first volume in Pukka Up Music’s Producer Series has been compiled by one of the superbrand's resident DJs, Falseface. The compilation is a new concept for Pukka Up, whereby they get their talented DJ/producers to mix together a compilation of their own productions, so it showcases the DJ's skills at both mixing and producing. You also get a taster of the kind of music that you're likely to hear at one of Pukka Up’s many international events throughout the year.
It serves as a great marketing tool and also sounds very good, as FalseFace is a skilled producer of bass-heavy vocal house, his chosen genre of music. It starts with London Thing, which twists up the classic Scott Garcia garage sample to extol the virtues of the UK’s capital city over a bouncing, bass-heavy backbeat with skippy percussion. That segues effortlessly into Every Second, which features female vocals over a swung drumbeat and pronounced synth line, and onwards.
There are a total of 10 tracks that are all either Falseface productions, or Falseface remixes of tracks by other artists such as Jay C & Jonathan Ulysses (Skills Of An Expert) and Emiliano & Cozi (Stop The Time). All of the tracks in the mix have been out already on Pukka Up, Housesession, Supercharged or Ulybug, except for the last track which is an exclusive entitled Bombay Shuffle. Forthcoming on Falseface’s own new imprint Face Off Records, for me it's the best track on the compilation.
If you're a fan of bass-led vocal house you won't be disappointed with this compilation. The tracks sound great together and stand as a testament of why both Falseface and Pukka Up are both doing so well right now.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 6 March (exclusive to iTunes)
Review Score: 8