Review: For Every Moment Of Triumph Volume 4

Californian label Adjunct Audio is continuing its successful series with volume 4 of its For Every Moment Of Triumph compilations which features contributions by Dapayk Solo, Reverse Commuter, Mossa, Signal Deluxe and many more as well as a mix by LA producer Blakkat.

Things start off rather unremarkably and you really have to wait for Reverse Commuter & Dilo’s Look At Me to land in order to really bite into the album. Look At Me is a nice and simple deep track with bells providing most of the melodic motifs and the timid voice of Buenos Aires through Berlin singer Dilo adding a touch of softness to the song.

Straight after, Sebastian Russel works his magic with Ensemble. The London producer uses an arrangement of pizzicato sounds and short-winded vocal samples to drive the track to stunning heights of deep-house orchestral minimalism.

The second part of the compilation goes in noticeably more techy while always keeping the deep and trippy flame alive with tracks like La Gaviota & Yorgos AdamisCierra Los Ojos Y Vea Al Cielo, Doubting Thomas’ computer freezing, sewer exploring and carefully positioned snare of Karl Kruger and Mossa’s very unvegetarianly titled and ultra dancefloor friendly Bacon For Me.

The end of the album is much more of a head-fuck with the deep bassline of Souki & Murphy’s Saddled seesawing its way through layers of aquatic percussion and chopped up vocals while Tom Ellis’ Don’t Stop brings festivities to an ending with a track which we can imagine would be a great soundtrack for those 5AM lost inside your own face moments.

The best tracks very definitely come courtesy of Fase & Dilo and Sebastien Bouchet. Dilo makes his second appearance here, this time alongside fellow Argentinean producer Fase, on Don’t Tell Me, a stomping summery disco tune with a hazey balearic feel, while Parisian producer Sebastien Bouchet goes on a wonky trek with plenty of off timing xylophones and a bassline that hogs all the air out of the track, leaving schizophrenic voices to pan out in the background.

For Every Moment Of Triumph Vol. 4 alternates nicely between the deep, the radiant, the colourful and the psychotropic, with tracks ranging from acidic house to emotionally profound tech-house. Most of the songs manage to stay accessible and very dance floor orientated and therefore the album makes for a good listening piece while also serving as a goldmine of off the grid deep house secret weapons to dig through to spice up DJ sets. It’s quite easily one of the most interesting House label compilations I’ve been giving the opportunity to listen to this year because of the sheer diversity of the sounds and the space that was given to experimentation within a club-friendly frame of mind.

For Every Moment Of Triumph Vol.4  is available on Beatport.
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