I’ve covered Orange Tree’s first two releases here earlier this year but the success of the just-released third 12″ in the series from the Dublin label is worth noting because a) it’s currently top of the Juno chart in all genres and b) it has two grade A dancefloor bangers that people are really responding to.

First up, it’s Kildare duo and Nialler9 favourites Mix & Fairbanks who have turned up the heat to a considerable level with an Afro blasting slice of carnivale rhythms that nearly loses the run of itself in the build until those horns bring us back into focus. Mix & Fairbanks are having some year and every release whether edit, remix or original is a blast.

Meanwhile, OTE mastermind Jimmy Rouge puts in another fine fine effort that shows he’s not one for relying on the outside talent. His ‘Litmus Groove’ has more of an obvious Afro flavour but it’s absorbing and weighted beautifully for dancefloor explorations.

I’ve been playing both of these songs out in recent months whether at Lumo or a Nialler9 DJ set and they both slay. It’s a vinyl only release so pick it up before it’s too late.

Juno Records
Phonica Records
Rush Hour Store
Piccadilly Records

Posted on July 25th, 2017

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Underneath The Orange Tree present a new Dublin label focusing on edits drops its first release on February 17th. The Orange Tree Edits white label’s first release is from Jimmy Rouge and both tracks are Afrobeat edits.

‘Pembe’ is muscular bass house-tinged Afro funk while ‘Fo Ya’ is brushed up funk and afro disco.

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Preview the vinyl release and buy via via these stores:

Phonica Records
Juno Records
Piccadilly Records
Pacific Beach Vinyl USA
Bordello A Parigi
Groove Attack

Posted on January 19th, 2017