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Various Artists, jip [Jiprecords!/Eat This Records – JIP02/ETR7.1, 2002]

January 28th, 2003

jip_records_jip02_etr7_1Excellent six-track EP listed as Jip02 and Etr7.1, where Etr would stand for Eat This Records, the profilic Dutch label that already brought us goodies such as the equally excellent Kaihosha vinyl series. Apparently Jip01 is a now long-time deleted 100 issues CD consisting of lullabies made for a newly born in the etr camp. The follow-up is still available however (early 2003) and features smooth tracks by: Gimmik, Sumimasin, Koolfunk vs Arnoud on the first side and L’Usine, Legowelt and Quick & Brite on the other side. “Der kleine mann im mond” is a lovely opening track by Gimmik with the sweetest sounds and melody. Sumamasin’s “Barnvällig” title makes me wonder if it isn’t misspelled? Apart from that, it’s a very nice track from this unknown artist (too me that is). Nice choice of sounds for melody construction, dry beats alongside lush strings and lots of athmosphere. Ending the first side are Koolfunk vs Arnoud’s “Ilsa” a string-filled track with playful melody and straight forward beats. Other side’s man of the moment: L’Usine delivers a strong track and he seems to continuesly be developing his unique brand of rhythms and mixture of sounds basically reconstructing house music. Legowelt’s also contribution is an intro-like dreamesque piece. Quick & Brite go for the beats and do so successfully and tops it of with a bassline that makes me associate to the Tup Pac track “Me and my girlfriend”! It’ll be excting to see what will be served the coming year from this quality label for example Endorphins up-coming full-length album.

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