Review: Eject Select VA [EJECTVA1]

Eject Records are back with a 12-track various artist release.

The Bristol-based outfit celebrates 10 releases with friends and family curation. Label regulars Wodda and DXNBY bring fresh cuts, as well as a number of new faces exploring the label’s tastes within stripped-back house music.

Driving focus into the collectives label output has led to a stream of well-received releases in just two years since inception. Pre-covid, regular showcases invited many of the FUSE crew alongside their roster of residents.

Label co-founder Goras opens the release with a luscious 10-minute head trip. A squirmy bassline darts between gentle percussion, steadily unfolding throughout. Soft and alluring melodies cast a warm, romantic atmosphere adept at the sentimental title ‘Missing You’.

The elusive producer Shroom returns to the label with a standout cut. ‘Mustang Love’ meanders through a sun-kissed mood, dialling into an old-school drum palate and uplifting melodies gasping for an open-air gig.

Hats are crisp and loosely swung, creating a blissful vibe that hits a satisfying spot similar to the moods on his well-received EP for Eject back in September, with frequent support from Archie Hamilton.

DXNBY brings a neat garagey cut in his return to the label. Confident melodies remnant of 80s synth work flirt with a zesty bassline, bound to bring smiles to many dance floors. A fresh, celebratory vibe runs throughout the release, with each producer bringing slick flavours marking the label’s 10th output.

Leeds based producer Two Coats shapes a chunky heater in his contribution ‘Item 9’. Video game-esque melodies drive the track through a playful workout, boasting a nimble bassline and tight percussion.

Listen to the full release on Eject’s Soundcloud here.

Plans are well underway for the crew to return to showcasing across Bristol, where you will be able to hear many of the roster spinning. Check out more music from the collectives growing free download playlist, here.

Sambo’s EP also featured in our premiere of last years ‘I Know’ EP on the label, flexing drum and bass influences with stripped-back house.

Buy the release over at beatport.com

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