Underground House Label From Glasgow
Flatpack Traxx returns after a 6 month hiatus, with a release from label boss Craig Hamilton. Following up on last years highly acclaimed Hotbox Sessions, Craig drops 2 solid dancefloor cuts in the shape of ‘Love To Dance’ & ‘Think Of You’ just in time for the summer.
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Craig Hamilton “Nice & Slow” (Taken from Flatpack Traxx 047) has been included on Hed Kandi’ Nu Disco 2012 Compilation. Alongside Ooft, Lana Del Ray, Candi Station, Treasure Fingers, Kraak & Smaak, Larse, Joey Negro, Faze Action, Volta Bureau, WebQuearwry and many more.
Belgian DJ/Producer & owner of Patsada Records Miss Mee features “If The Dope Don’t Get You The Acid Must” (taken from Flatpack Traxx 049) in her monthly underground diary.
Robsoul Recordings supermo Phil Weeks, supporting both “Want You” (at around 25 mins) & “Watch Out” (at around 58 mins) from FPT049 – Hotbox Sessions Volume Three.
Support: Mark Farina, Giom, Hector Moralez, Domsko & More
The release itself boasts 5 underground cuts, heavily influenced by disco, funk, soul, westcoast house & classic garage. ‘All You Need’ is a solid westcoast house affair with a hint of spine tingling detroit keys. ‘You Don’t Know’ & ‘Zoom’ are two different takes on the classic garage sound. ‘Highland Tips’ is driven by tough drums & lush chord stabs. Rounding off the EP ‘Down For The Love’ is a rhodes driven deep cut.
Hector Moralez “love all tracks!”
Mark Farina “great series!”
Giom “Down for the love is my fav, thanks!”
Dominic Martin (Domsko) “more great stuff from this series, I think Craig has found a new niche, favourite track is you don’t know”
Arturo Garces “nice deep grooves”
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The release kicks off with lone nu disco groove in ‘Lay It Down’, & continues on a house tip throughout the remainder of the the release, with no less than five underground cuts.
‘Watch Out’ & ‘On A High’ take influence from early garage music, with nice deep chords accompanied with a tight analogue rolling basslines & complimented with vocal chops.
‘Want You’ is a lovely summer workout, in Craig’ usual vein. Catchy loopy disco elements & solid drums ensure that this will work the floor at any time when dropped. ‘If The Dope Don’t Get You The Acid Must’, inspired from a day of roach wisdom. This dirty acid number rolls along just nicely. Rounding off the EP we have a hypnotic bleepy groove in ‘What If You Had To’.