The Earnest Endeavours crew follow up on B. Bravo’s Kiss ‘n’ Tell - last year’s sublime label debut - with an EP by below-ground beat makers, Darkhouse Family.
Having made their breakthrough with Family Trees on Fat City, the Cardiff-based duo of Don Leisure and Metabeats have crafted a monstrous collection for EE002 that boasts input from eminent vocalist-cum-producer Om’Mas Keith on Take On The World, the aforementioned B. Bravo on Like No Other, and the sweet homegrown soul of Vanity Jay on Sticky Trees.
On first inspection it earns major style points; cosmic dutty synth-funk disjointed by drums that owe much to the expansive vision of the sound’s forefathers over in L.A.: Carlos Niño, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Daedelus, Madlib et al. So it’s little wonder that the new breed of America’s West Coast, like Gaslamp Killer, Kutmah, Jonwayne and Salva are rallying support for the Welsh duo. While on domestic soil Mary Anne-Hobbs, Kode 9, Gilles Peterson, and Sinden have all certified their endorsement for the Darkhouse Fam.
The In & Out EP drops February 27th, available on 12” vinyl and digital.
Link here for the teaser: