Following a couple of EPs this year including a solo release for Dolly, Canadian producer Basic Soul Unit is making his return this Fall with the release of his eagerly awaited sophomore album ‘Under The Same Sky‘. The LP will be released via the ever-majestic Dekmantel imprint.
Stuart Li, better known as Basic Soul Unit, has spent the last decade gracing a wide range of labels (Versatile, Mule, Ostgut Ton, Crème, Nonplus, Dolly…) with his inimitable blend of funk-soaked, deep and mesmerizing grooves. This second album makes for Li’s first incursion on the Amsterdam-based outlet.
Unfolding ten Detroit via Chicago-flavored house tunes, the album shows a subtle balance between rugged and dirty drumworks and a more light-hearted floor-focused swing.
From the jacking rhythms and an LFO-like synth-line of ‘Fate In Hand‘ to the Levon Vincent’esque tech’y shuffle of ‘Landlocked‘ and the Morphosis-gone-wild style of ‘Unwavered‘, on to the more obscure bass subductions of ‘The Rift Between‘, ‘Under The Same Sky‘ offers a particularly compelling example of Li’s unparalleled blend of raw and forward-thinking house music.
‘Under The Same Sky’ is released via Dekmantel on October 16th.
1. We All Want To Believe
2. Without Fears
4. The Rift Between
5. Until The End Comes
8. Restless In Thoughts
9. Fate In Hand
10. Under The Same Sky