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Sleazy Peek: Closed Paradise - Praise (FINA)

FINA has been in the finest of forms lately, with class stuff from Ponty Mython and perennial Sleazy favourite Saine dropping a pearl of an EP in the first half of the year. Now FINA welcomes Closed Paradise to the fold, who really knocks it out of the park  with 'Praise'. My my, I knew our pal from Montpellier had a knack for a deep and driving tackle, but he really outdid himself here. A subtle, intricate and undulating groove that brings Ben La Desh's best work to mind, fingersnaps/claps that would do Charles Webster proud, some smooth synth lines and a breakdown of Behemothic proportions make for an epic 6 minute ride. Play. Repeat. All summer long.



It's been up on Closed Paradise's Youtube channel for about a week now so doesn't really count as a premiere, but who cares when it's this good right?

Out mid-July on 12" with two electro-tinged cuts on the flip, go seek!



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Sleazy Peek: Daniel Leseman - Mr Scaramanga [Kolour LTD]

Sleaaaazy Peeks tima a-again! And my first one, by the way. ’m sitting down in the studio with a fine glass of “Le Difese” (from Bolgheri) sleazily held in my hand; it’s red and full-bodied but has its roots near the sea. A perfect match for disco flavored tunes. So I said: what better than a tasty 10” from Kolour LTD? I love 10”s, and am crazy about Kolour. Its mid-sized wax series has got a damn mind and vibe of its own. After hosting Dicky Trisco for Vol. 5 and The Last Trip to Gandahar for Vol. 6, it’s Daniel Leseman’s turn. Last time Daniel and I met up was in Amsterdam, and in typical Dutch style we got into some fun at a HEIST party together with other crazy talented Dutch producers. You probably know by now that this man teams with Hans Peeman under the Fouk moniker, and we can thus expect a serious release here. I can assure you that it does not disappoint.

Here at Sleazy Towers we’ve picked “Mr. Scaramanga” for a peek. As you might imagine, the Dutchman’s signature hi-hat…

Low Flung - Coastal Garden (Ken Oath)

Only three releases in and Ken Oath has already established itself as one of the most interesting imprints around. I'm stuck in a bit of a musical rut - you know how it goes, from time to time everything starts sounding samey and uninspired - but Ken Oath keeps delivering fresh mess that really speaks to me. The Ozzie outfit's third missive is a 7" by Low Flung, who also pitched in a pearl of a track on the disgustingly good V.A that inaugurated the label. Don't now much about Low Flung (a 'field recording specialist and bossman of Moontown records according to the sales notes) but if you're into your early Suzanne Kraft material and the kind of contemporary boogie that L.A. seems to be championing, you should pop Low Flung on your list of 'ones to watch'.

Coastal Garden graces the A-side, and I knew this was something special right from the bat. I keep trying to find the right words to describe this branch of machine soul music but nothing really see…

Susana Estrada - Espacial (Disco Segreta)

One of my daily routines when i have a day off is to brew myself a freshly ground coffee and have a look at online record stores. Right now i'm trying to get through HHV's 114+ page "organic grooves" section. Quite the mountain to climb, but one record caught my eye because of the sleeve: Susana Estrada's"Espacial" on Disco Segreta. I was already familiar with and quite fond of the the label but knew very little about her, so here's a little background info.

Susana is possibly the most acclaimed superstar of the Spanish Destape b-movies era. She appeared in numerous erotic magazines and movies and was one of the first woman to perform fully-naked in Spain. Kind of an affront in 1970s franco era. Flip the record to see why. How times have changed.

Anyway, here we are almost 37 years later. We have Espacial for the first time on vinyl (previously part of Machos, a cassette-only release), fully licensed and in superb remastered quality complete with two …

Sleazy Peek: Sune - Pistachio Sour (Kyoku Records)

Oi oi! We're back with another Sleazy Peek for your listening pleasure, and today we're getting saucy with the Aussies from Kyoku Records. One year has gone by since their maiden release courtesy of Ethyène, and after further carving out a reputation with outings by Dorsi Plantar and Long Island Sound, the guys figured no one needs cake when you can celebrate your birthday with a royal serving of  wax. Staying true to their name (Kyoku means 'tune' in Japanese), this will be another one that's not to be missed.

Doing the honours for this 4th release is Swedish producer Sune, a relatively fresh face on the scene, who's chopping samples like a seasoned veteran and contributed a track to Lagaffe Tales' Tale of Tales Chapter 02 earlier this month. Now on his first solo EP with '8 Till Late', Sune does what Sune does best: delivering four tracks of smooth, sunny and sample-based house music. The kind of stuff that makes you want to dust off your dad'…

Sleazy Peek: Loz Goddard - Murmur (Outplay)

Our good friends over at Outplay HQ have been properly slow-roasting and curating their fine imprint chock full of chunky belters over the past couple years, ever since dropping their insanely good First Things First EP back in 2014 (have a wee scroll on these pages, we gave it the glowing review it deserved) that flew off the shelves. Five ep's later they've enlisted the talents of our favourite Mancunian Loz Goddard once again to take the reins of their latest voyage. The boys sent over the belter of a release a month or so ago and we loved it to bits - with one track, 'Murmur' sticking out for us in particular. Click away and read on, dear reader.


The cut in question is the B2, the deepest on the EP, kicking off with warm overlapping keys followed by a laid-back breezy beat. At this stage the track could well be mistaken for a proper deep houser with a shift of only a few gears. Effortlessly building though - with various percussion and synthlines, the track ramps …

Cosmic Groove EP (Groovence Records)

If you've been keeping up with our recent ramblings you may be starting to think that we have a bit of a love affair with new French labels over here at Sleazy Beats (and you would be damn right!). A lot has been said of the emerging scene in France and I won't bore you with (much) more of it, but the fact is that there's been some smoking hot fuego spewing from L'Hexagone for a good year or so now.
Next to join the house and disco Renaissance is Groovence Records, a label that've been creating quite the buzz around their inaugural V.A release 'Cosmic Groove' for some time. It's almost 6 months since the introduction of their 'Invites...' mix series which, to my mind, is one of the finest collections of long plays you'll find on Soundcloud at the moment and little did we know that Toulouse-based label bosses Thibaut and François were using this as a little teaser of what was to come....
When you pick up this record you'd be forgiven for…