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The third release from freshly started Berlin based label Odd Socks comes courtesy of Berlin based producer/dj James Creed. “Top Pocket EP” is born from a deep appreciation of lazy grooves, crispy sounding percussion and tumbling synth tones with the occasional handclap and soft sung vocals along with piano tones, the EP has already seen support from the likes of Axel Boman, Homework, Round Table Knights etc. and it will first be released as limited 10″ vinyl with a digital version to be released later in this month.

In support of the new release, and in anticipation of their upcoming shows at Hive, Zurich on December 27th and Panorama Bar, Berlin on January 18th, label owners Creed & Stone have supplied magnificent third installment of the Oddcast series.

We just received this new video from Shir Khan and Exploited Records, their latest release is “Shir Khan presents: Black Jukebox 01″ that sees them dip their toes into the world of disco edits with the launch of new sublabel Black Jukebox. On the first effort we see contributions from label regulars Homework as well as introducing the Hamburg axis better known as Doctor Dru & Adana Twins. The latter lead the way with their slo-mo housed-up boogie-soul joint “Juicy Fruit”. Early support comes from top players such as A-Trak, Round Table Knights, Sinden, DJ Sneak, Oliver $, Digitalism, James Friedman etc.

Following the hazy fever dream disco of their last release on Exploited, Homework throw on a couple polo shirts, pull their socks all the way up and step out onto the courts for some Wimbledon inspired tennis tech-house action for Made To Play.

Okay, no more painfully made journalistic tennis metaphors. Instead, let’s talk about how the sample from The Isely Brother’s 1964 track “Take Me In Your Arms” sounds so utterly at home here amidst the track’s sun drenched piano riffs. The album track is almost double the length of the video cut, which gives this one just enough time to ride out the powerful bassline, reminiscent of the euphoria that you get listening to Daft Punk’s “Discovery” album while running into the ocean naked.

Without a doubt, this is classy summer beach party music arriving at the perfect moment.

Rally Racquet Club will be released on the 20th of June, with a remix by Oliver $ that’s almost in danger of outshining the original. You can preview the whole EP on Made To Play’s soundcloud page.

Amsterdam fancy hairstyle enthusiasts (and also pretty decent DJs) Homework (Made To Play/Exploited) have put together a vibey exclusive mix in preparation for a warehouse party out in London, which features a startlingly good Deniz Kurtel track coming out on her forthcoming Crosstown Rebels released album, “Music Watching Over Me”.

Homework – Trailer Trash & Dollop Warehouse Party Mixtape

Tracklisting after the jump:

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