Various – Firecracker EP 1
FORMAT – 10″ EP Compilation
LABEL – Firecracker Recordings
GENRE – Deep House
A1 – Linkwood Family – Miles Away
B1 – Fudge Fingas – Gettin’ Togetha
B2 – Linkwood – Fate
A much needed reissue of this ace little 10″ from Glasgow’s Firecracker crew originally released back in ’04. Linkwood family head up the A-side with a wicked Moodymann styled slack soul heads cut for the floor with ‘Miles Away’, a superbly velveteen homage to detroit beatdown styles with deliciously burnished horns and lights-down-low soul vox from Compost rec’s Joseph Malik, butter stuff. Family friend Fudge Fingas contributes the irresistible vibes of ‘Gettin’ together’ on the flip, a slow burning floor trak strictly for the heads with some perfectly studied classic soul edits woven into a loving homage to the Motor city more soulful side. Linkwood does the solo thing on final track ‘fate’ with a heady swirl of piquant keys and patchworked rhythms lending a fresh and psychedelic twist to the proceedings, brilliant stuff.