Regular readers may well have picked up on the fact that we quite like Bay 6 Recordings. In fact we’d go so far as to say it’s one of our favourite small liquid imprints around right now, and that’s in the face of some fairly stiff competition to boot. 2016 felt like the perfect time to resurrect our ‘Get To Know’ label showcase feature, so for the first of many we present the finer points of the Bay 6 discography.
Colossus – 5-HT / Lost In Time
Bay 6’s very first release started the label off on very strong footing indeed with a pair of characteristically slick rollers from Rush Records boss Colossus. As with so much of his work there’s an undeniable quality to these tracks, keeping things deep and soulful but still more than capable of moving some dancing feet.
Monoscript – Calling
Takings things a little more minimal, Monoscript’s Calling strikes a nice balance between a bassline warmth, crisp breaks and the softer elements of the track, while the flip sees him turn in the label’s first remix with a piano-led VIP of D.Side’s Down4U.
Back To Bay 6 Vol. 1
Launching what we hope will be a long lived compilation series in style, Back To Bay 6 Vol. 1 brings together six (see what they did there) excellent tracks including a couple from label owner Jack Amphix. The selection is excellent with his track Never Let Go proving to be our pick of the bunch; simple but effective. We caught up with Jack at the time for a chat on all things Bay 6 which you can read here.
D Flect – Howling Winds / Autumn Groove
Bringing Bay 6 to the halftime groove for the first time in their catalogue, D Flect’s rather excellent Howling Winds channels the influence of Synkro and the autonomic sound into a fantastically mellow composition characterised by varied, organic percussion and a massive comfy duvet of a bassline. Stripped back stepper Howling Winds is no slouch either, though we’re not quite sure where the “howling” part comes from to be honest…
Kairos – Voyage / All That I Know
It seems only right to bring things bang up to date with a look at the label’s latest single from Kairos, who brings possibly his strongest work to date to the table. The instrumentation on both tracks is unbelievably lush and positively dripping with emotion, giving new validity to the often lazily-employed “deep” adjective. Serious vibes on these; look out for the single dropping at all good digital outlets on Jan 11th.