Soulful disco vocals meet dusty house grooves as PNP drop a piece of summer dance floor fire to kick start their catalogue.
PNP is the fresh sub-label sibling of established London imprint Axe on Wax. Having previously put out records from a range of global heavyweights including Boo Williams (Chicago), Mall Grab (Australia), Chaos in the CBD (New Zealand) and Glenn Underground (Chicago) to name a few, label boss Fede Lng now brings it back to his hometown with a debut release of seductive re-edits from a selection of rising producers.
On the B-side are two summer house anthems. Fellow Londoner Deejay Astral’s interpretation of Floetry’s 2003 R’n’B hit ‘Say Yes’ delivers a track with upfront kicks and tight hi-hats, blissfully offset by a downtempo breakdown that gives space to the silky vocal, before building back up to a solid deep house groover.
Nostalgia follows suit with a light hearted, sample heavy arrangement. This funk fuelled rework of an eighties gem is paired with skippy kick drum beats and a vocal that floats us away to a distant sun drenched party on the Adriatic coastline.
The A-side is more club focused as Fede Lng shrewdly cuts the vocals of Leon Ware’s 1979 hit into a raw track with powerful kicks and sandy hi-hats, whilst the stand out track on this EP would have to be Jessie Bru’s 'Don’t You Know' (909 Edit). As the title suggests, newcomer Bru’s contribution is a firing TR-909 stomper layered with disco shrieks and catchy loops forging a high energy peak time track that’s sure to have hands up high at festivals and open air dance floors across the board this summer.
Also released on digital however the 180 gram vinyl with hand stamped pineapple is surely the only way to go for this powerful summer slammer. Keep watch!
Words by Henry C