EXTENDED 6AM LICENCE!
Phonica Records returns to Basing House with a showcase of one of the finest labels in house music at the moment. Edinburgh-based boutique label Firecracker Recordings has given us some of the deepest house in the last few years and the quality of their vinyl pressings and artwork has been second to none.
The label launched in 2004 – the five original Firecracker EPs becoming highly collectable stuff of legend, with limited 10” pressings replete with unique artwork that make them irresistible for the vinyl fetishists among us. More recently, we have had 12inch releases from Fudge Fingas and two sister labels: Shevchenko (with many Vakula releases) and Unthank.
Linkwood, aka Nick Moore, whose insouciant fusion of deep house, jazz, boogie, hip-hop and Detroit techno – first heard in the early Firecracker releases – was showcased magnificently on his ‘System’ album released on Trus’Me’s Prime Numbers imprint. Next up on the bill is Fudge Fingas, aka Gavin Sutherland, a fellow Scotsman who has been with Firecracker since it was launched in 2004, Gavin has played for us before and we are very pleased to hear his excellently-produced deep house again! House of Traps is the man behind the Firecracker imprint and behind the label’s distrinctive artwork so no Firecracker showcase would be complete without him.