Patsada Records finds itself at release number fifteen with the "All's Cool" / "U 2" single, a reminder of how they've approached the journey thus far. Managed by Miss Mee and Phil Nobel, Patsada delivers once again on its promise of soulful, funky house inspired by the revered NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco house scenes.
In a move that's symbolic for the label, the release sees its co-founder Phil Nobel finally coming forward from behind the scenes. Previously pulling strings in the shadows, he lets the lights flood over his house format tinkering, which proves to be crafty and masterful right from the top. Coming at the two tracks double-blind, the release suggests the funky Parisian influence of early supporter Phil Weeks, the Robsoul Recordings boss and previous collaborator with the Patsada label. Whether it be the shuffling tech groove and classy piano flutters of "All's Cool", or the glitchy, robotic nu-nu-disco of "U 2", this body of work sounds instantly fresh and familiar -- the characteristics of classic timelessness.
Roy Davis Jr. - “I dig it! Full Support!”
Robert Owens - “Cool tracks.”
Tensnake - “‘U 2’ is nice stuff.”
DJ Mes (Guesthouse) - “Solid … loving ‘U 2!’”
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual Recordings) - “‘All's Cool’ is the jam for me … very heady and sexy!”
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music) - “Digging this one and will definitely play.”
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy / Large Music) - “‘U 2’ has a groove … should sound wicked on a rig.”
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - “‘All’s Cool’ is top … funky and swings in all the right ways! Both cuts are on point.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings / Fabric) - “Both are cool here, but particularly digging the deeper flow of ‘U 2.’”
Distant People (SSRadio / Foliage) - “Mental track, ‘U 2’ … seriously slammin'!”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - “Dig the quirky, funky sound!’
Strakes (Kahua Music / Lost My Dog Records) - “Both solid tracks here.”
Louis Hughes (6th Sense Music / Chicago House FM) - “I’m always happy to see a Patsada release in my inbox. Nice techy vibes on this one … perfect for the peak time sets.”
Jamie Topham (CDPool) - “I’m liking this two tracker from Phil Nobel and Patsada. ‘All's Cool’ is my favorite, but ‘U 2’ is the more obvious club friendly vibe here.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95, Greece) - “I’m living for the disco boogie breakdown on ‘U 2’ … if I was DJ'ing in a club tonight, I would mix it and drop it two times per hour!”
Marcia Carr (Mi-Soul Radio / Ladyz) - “Delightful with a lot of bounce, ‘All’s Cool’ works for me.”
Clive Craske (RadioReverb, UK) - "Glorious grooves created from finely crafted beats, with subtle sub-layering of percussion and simple bass lines … it's what gives this EP its cool vibe. Tasty."
Bogdan Taran (www.DanceRadio.lv, Latvia) - “Cool sounds … underground and sophisticated.”