Artists & Title: Alexander Amir / City 2 City / Immer / Mr J / St. Sene / Janeret
Label: Courtesy Of Balance
Format: 12″ Vinyl
A1. Amir Alexander – “Dragon Fly!”
A2. City 2 City – True People 88 89 90
B1. Immer & Mr J – Delta 23
B2. St Sene & Janeret – Nightshifter
Another arm of Chez Damier’s multi-limbed Balance Alliance, Courtesy of Balance inaugurate a new series of 12″ compilation releases with COB 3, arriving on limited edition transparent vinyl. Amir Alexander kicks things off following a crop of killer releases for Vanguard Sound and Hype LTD with “Dragon Fly!” featuring the subtly undulating bassline and fresh take on the deep house template he’s known for, while City 2 City’s “True People 88 89 90” comes true on the promise of its title, with a piece of vintage house that goes beyond the usual hollow revivalism. On the flip, Immer’s “Delta 23” offers a thick piece of mid-tempo house, with a piercing kick drum, offbeat dub chords and contained acid madness, while St Sene & Janeret’s “Nightshifter” takes things down a notch with a late-night house track filled with swirling pads and diva vocals swelling on the midnight horizon.