Italian label Champagne Records just decided to hook us all up this summer. Parrot Bay Vol. 1. Its breezy, blissful, bouncy and free! 32 tracks deep this compilation is packed with nice jams. How do I describe this collection? Dreamy, Bright, Sunny, Relaxing and Energizing all at once. I am just feeling the presentation. Its more than a sampler, there is thought to the selection, like a playlist. You can seriously throw this collection on and rock it straight through. Having said that, you know how we snobs of music can tend to be, I had a few favorites, Josh aka Goldroom had a couple favorites as well, after I gave his favorites a few spins I wanted to go back in time and have picked those joints over my initial suggestions. Do over?… That dude has an EAR. Anyway, I am now, generously, in turn, putting y’all onto these choice numbers like he, and of course the fabulous Champagne Records Crew were kind enough to do with me. Check it out:
“Tiramisu:” Nice groovy fade in, got some soulful elements happening and then the beat drops and the DJ starts earning his title, this cut has that “dj deep in his groove” type feeling that always makes me look good while people get all stoked on what’s going on in the song and I front it off like I am making mad shit happen. Yeah you’re welcome, I know “tearing it up.” The groove and vibes have a very welcoming, open feel and this cut could also serve as a great segue between a variety of different genres. Whatever the setting DJ Las K has successfully captured a dope moment, bringing that good-times type feel and steady groove. Nice track.
This cut drifts in, airy vocals, filters, disco bassline and effects; there’s a feeling of expectation here, subtle drops and gentle builds. I like the mellow synth work, understated and moody. It’s a beautiful track really, capturing that carefree thematic party vibe associated with Disco while adding another more restrained soul element. Nice cut. So there you have it, really you can’t go wrong with anything off of this compilation, it’s that choice. Cruise over to their Soundcloud and get up on this package. Also make sure to support future releases from the label and artists. Thanks guys, Good looking out.