Compilation of the month
Northern Power House 'Vol 2' (Night Shift Sound)
The composite parts of this label are Mike Burgess and James Medina, who were formerly known as HeavyFeet and had strong releases on Black Butter and Bingo Bass. Their Night Shift Sound venture has been gaining in stature over the last two or three years, with this new album featuring club cuts from Bang Tidy (Audio Rehab), Murder He Wrote (Roska Kicks & Snares) and Gawp (Dirtybird). It starts with the gargantuan bass of Jay Robinson’s remix of Bang Tidy’s ‘Dreams’, before Wrangle and vocalist Maria Marcial team up for the rave-driven ‘Your Love’. Later, JH Nickel’s ‘Get On It’ starts a shift into a more late-night direction, adding some dramatic overtones to this solid album of club-heavy tackle from the Manchester label.