Manuold, Asquith, Yard, UC Beatz 'Collective Cuts Vol.4' 12"
Cinthie’s 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts imprint continues with a various
artist package featuring Manuold, Asquith, UC Beatz and Yard One.
Cinthie launched the Collective Cuts imprint 2019 with a VA from KETTAMA, Asquith,
9th House and S3A and has since gone on to release a follow up EP from the latter and a
split EP from Anaxander and Azuni. As the name would suggest the label was built as a
platform for Cinthie to showcase the music of her peers.
Here we see this continue with a four track package welcoming back Asquith while
introducing three new acts to the roster. Up first is Manuold with his ‘Classic Paradise’
cut, a disco-tinged house track employing soaring diva style vocals, bright keys, choppy
bass hits and sweeping pad sequences throughout. Lobster Theremin’s Asquith then
takes thing in a rave driven direction with bumpy breaks, heavy doses of sub bass and
a hazy, resonant atmospheric pad.
UC Beatz steps up next with ‘Picnic On A Roof’, laying down a smooth deep house feel
via warbling Rhodes, cinematic strings, wandering jazz tinged bass and organic drums
before Yard One round out the release with ‘Disjoint’, fusing a dynamic drum workout
with gritty bass hits, bright synth sequence and emotive atmospherics.