Artists: Cockney Lama
Title: Street Grooves EP
Format: Digital, Mp3
Originally from Thessaloniki in Greece and now based in Hackney, East London, Cockney Lama brings a little French flair to his repertoire as he joins Phil Weeks’ Robsoul Recordings. His four track Street Grooves EP is packed fully of jacking beats, funky basslines and filters that hark back to late 90’s French House. It is released on 25th April through Robsoul’s digital only imprint.
Cockney Lama was influenced throughout the 90’s by DJs such as Alister Whitehead, Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, Tall Paul and A Guy Called Gerald who all helped introduce him to Techno & Tech House sounds. As well as playing parties across Greece he has also worked as a radio producer.
He describes his sound as, “mixing tech sounds and soul vocals with fat baselines, always with my love for old-school sounds in mind.”
The sound has scored him releases for Monique Musique (including remixes by Stimming and Alex Celler), Baile Musik and Natural Rhythm.
DJ Mag heaped high praise on his previous single ‘Losing Like A Man’, “A glorious piece of electronic composition. Moody, techy, atmospheric, glisteningly-produced, ‘Losing Like A Man’ is that type of house that you hear all too little of these days. A brilliant release, and no mistake.”