original release: December 12, 2009
DJ Garth Trinidad (KCRW): "Summer Dresses is my new favorite joint!" | Dusty (Jazz&Milk): "Really good productions, totally diggin the music and the jazzy vibe" | Gerd (4Lux): "Summer Dresses is also very beautiful" | Anané Vega (Nulu) "Hot traxx!! Hong zhong lu and pottverdorie are my favorites. Can't wait to rock them, oh and "Yan'an Xi Lu", top of my list;)!" | Kerem (Dubmission): "Enjoyed the new tunes.. will continue to support" | Azaxx (Tru Thoughts): "Really good stuff ! I like the groove and voice a lot in Summer Dresses" | Aroop Roy (Sounds From Tokyo): "Tunes sounding very good, i liked Hong Zhong Lu, Summer Dresses & PottVerDorie") | Ryo (Boogietech): "Summer Dresses is really nice" | DJ Alan Shanyinde (Shelter Shanghai): "Summer Dresses is amazing" | Suonho (Explosivos Radio):"I'm totally in love with (Hong Zhong Lu's) vintage analog drum!!! i like the funkee lead synth as well! ... cool groove and fresh stuff all over. Respect!" | Casbah 73 (HiTop Records): "I played Yan'an Xi Lu out last night and it went down a storm! It got an appreciative roar from the minute it came on, nice one!" | Angelos (Timewarp/Kraak records): "Ace! Im really impressed by your sound. PottVerDorie and All U Got To Dohoo are bombs!" | Rashida (Prince's DJ):"Thank u! i took a listen and it's fantastic!!".
Amsterdam groove scientists Mr.Windmill & Jay.Soul are back with the 5-track Shanghaii Lights EP (in Chinese: 上海灯火), named after the fascinating Chinese metropolis where the brothers have been dwelling a lot recently.
Just like on their debut release The Perculationn EP, Mr.Windmill & Jay.Soul hit you with a variety of beats, tempos and styles. From the dusty & jazzy b-boy house of "Yan'An Xi Lu" (also incl. on Bagpak's HOUSE Vol.1 compilation - video here: www.vimeo.com/8415846)
to the energetic funky breakbeat based "All U Got To Dohoo" and the summer vibes of the addictive opening song "Summer Dresses". This track showcases the delicious vocals & playful lyrics of Swedish singer Cecilia Stalín (her Afro Blue EP, featuring Daz-I-Kue a.o. is out now) over the previously released instrumental banger "PeterrBoeve". Shanghaii Lights is completed by loop based percussive number PottVerDorie and synth heavy Hong Zhong Lu that both gradually unfold into tried and tested, sexy mid tempo burners. Deep stuff.
For fans of Pepe Bradock, Inverse Cinematics, MotorCityDrumEnsemble, Floating Points, J Dilla, DJ Spinna, Freddie Cruger, Tom Trago, Kid Sublime, Osunlade, Trus'Me etc.
All music composed, played and produced by Mr.Windmill & Jay.Soul for It Won't Stop Productions. Lyrics and vocals on Summer Dresses by Cecilia Stalín.