Artist: Various Artists
Title: Power Shuffles
Date: April 10th 2012
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Written & produced by: Various Artists
Mastered by: Sander Haakman
Artwork by: Gees Voorhees
Design by: Studio Ruwedata
The POWER SHUFFLES EP compiles seven forward thinking juke/footwork inspired tunes from all over the planet, into one vicious slab of vinyl goodness. Created with a root in the Chi Town sound, but operating somewhere within the fringe between genres, this album delivers a hyper fusion of style.
+verb kicks off the album with Cortex, a smooth and melodic, synth funk footwork masterpiece, oozing with soul. EVS drops The Twin Paradox, where silky smooth pads and synths juxtapose a hard hitting beat that drifts into an almost hardcore tempo, making this tune a dance floor killer. Julien Mier finishes up the A-Side with As It Is, a delightful little number, sounding like a glitchy wind-up music box filled to the brim with bubbling arpeggiation and crunchy beats.
The flip gets darker with Acre’s I Don’t Waste Steps. This tune comes in with a woozy metallic hit that moves in and out of the ether, before unleashing vocal chops and beat syncopations true to the Chicago aesthetic. Leatherface (alias of Kaptain Cadillac) keeps it hood with Watch Me Do My Thang, a menacing anthem sounding like something on the soundtrack for a thugged out horror flick. Damscray’s Real Street Stalkah is up next to destroy your ears with its relentless drums and punishing bassline. Finishing up the B-Side is Work. A bone rattling, heavyweight, terrorizer brought to you by Motëm. (txt by Skewn)
Starkey: this is a dope collection guys. nice one.
DZA: BANG!!!! Absolutely rocks, each tune is the briliant! Much respect!
Kuedo aka Jamie V’exd: Realstreetstalker is heat, Twin Paradox has a strong vibe also!
Rob Booth: i dont waste stepz .. QUALITY !!! this is fucking ACE
Om Unit: Good DJ ammo, will support
Mumdance: Big Ep. Really like all of them but Extra feeling the Twin Paradox & & Work
Sven Swift (Error Broadcast): Wow that sickly sweet Julien Mier tune is something special.
Kid Kameleon: Awesome as always. It’s all good but the 1st 3 tracks are part of a particularly interesting sound – almost as though someone crossed atmospheric DnB with footwork. Great stuff!
Murderbot: love “Cortex”, “Watch Me Do My Thang”, “Real Street Stalkah”, and “Work”. What is the release date for this?
Akkachar (Rwina): Damscray tune vind ik t hardst
BFlecha: Nice compilation!! <3<3
Doshy: Favourite Track: Damscray_-_Real_Street_Stalkah
Slugabed: SO HARD
KidKanevil: some mean shit on here, dope
Kalbata: dont usually play juke but some of these are really good! street stalker, cortex, twin paradox and work are wicked!
King Cannibal: Good stuff crew – thanks!
Akira Kiteshi: Fantastic e.p. All tracks are killer!
Niño: I was listening the snippet on soundcloud. To be honest I’m not a fan of juke stuff but really nice tracks right here, specially the side A, love it! Thank you so much for the DL, hope all is well. Cheers!
Profisee: Yeah this is dope, Lowriders doing the bizness once again. Nice array of different vibes >> think Cortex and Watch me do my thang are favourites so far.
KidKanevil: some mean shit on here, dope
Brackles: feeling Cortex, will play on radio
Dj Takeabath (I Love Bass Music // TheNewToronto): always a fan of a release that gets nice a weird like this one. definitely will be getting played at some future late night sessions.
Hudson Mohawke: Favourite Track: EVS – The Twin Paradox
Marlow: Acre – I Dont Waste Stepz
Piro: Real Nice
Youll Soon Know: Sounding AWESOME.
Lazer Sword: I’m down with this
Nicon (Subway): lekker heurrr!
Mweslee: This is great! love The Twin Paradox and the Acre one and Motem … powelful release fam! thanks
Luke’s Anger: yeah wicked, wonky footwork shiz!
Construct (JaimeLeDubstep.com): Not totally what i was expecting from LowRiders but i’m still down with it. The Juke takes the cake!
Discobelle DJ’s: Nice one!
Ghettozoid: Really wicked compilation of accross the spectrum footwork. Liking the raw tracks at the end as well as the drum and bassy ‘twin paradox’ the synths are great.
Julien (Vlek): real street stalkah gets my vote 🙂
Boss Kite: Nice to hear lowriders with their finger on the pulse as always
Torus: Damn this is ill Lowriders always drops that proper juke shit I especially dig the +verb cortex jam
FilosofischeStilte: Fucking nice, gonna buy the vinyl for sure! so i can’t wait to add this to my collection
Donky Pitch: interesting and diverese take on the footwork sound, Acre and Motem tracks will get most plays from me on first listen, another great addition to the lowriders catalogue
Ingmar (Planet KL/Swipe): Julien Mier en EVS (eindelijk weer eens EVS!) zijn gouden variaties op het genre. Wat mij betreft de paraletjes op deze release.
Rag & Bone: Full of favours, great release!
Toby (Svetlana Industries): some gems on this. i’m into tracks 2 & 3.
Mesak: real street stalkah favourite
C.O.N.E: I don’t waste stepz! My favorite!