Dual Thought

A 4 track downtempo ep (17m 35s) — released January 13th 2017 on Shapes of Rhythm

Shapes Of Rhythm launches its new south London-based label with a collaborative EP release from its two founders, Tom Central and BodyMoves. Dual Thought is a collection of beats and syncopations, weaving a dusty patchwork of samples around contemporary beats.

Gilles Peterson gave the EP its radio debut, playing Himba on BBC Radio 6 Music. As well as this, Wish has been premiered on Gilles' Worldwide FM station. DJ support comes from Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s), DJ Gilla (First Word) and Pete On The Corner (Worldwide FM, On The Corner Records).

Starting with a pile of LPs and a classic home studio set-up, the EP was created by a handful of jam sessions between the two artists. Textura opens the EP with a swinging hip hop beat, afro atmospheres and rhythms with a sprinkle of the LA beat sound. One For Crates is also hip hop oriented but is groove-based, melodic and instrumental also featuring afro texures. BodyMoves flies solo for Wish, with a 90 bpm beat-driven soul cut with its feet firmly in Brasil. It's the spiritual follow up to This Is Gabor's House from his well received 2015 debut North Spaulding EP on Keep Up! Records. Himba closes the EP with more Afro-centric grooves and chanting with plenty of percussion and bass.

A long-time resident for one of London's biggest promoters Soundcrash, sometime DJ for Lex Records and founder of Keep Up! Records, Tom Central has performed across Europe with artists such as Luke Vibert, Mala and The Gaslamp Killer spinning a wide spectrum of music. He's also produced tracks for Keep Up records.

Two-time participant in Who Sampled's Samplethon, BodyMoves is a Producer and DJ. 2015 saw the release of his debut EP North Spaulding on Keep Up! Records. Most recently, he had a track released on a compilation curated by CDR/Dimensions Festival, remixed Collocutor on the Versus 12" from On The Corner and has appeared on NTS Radio and Balamii.

Incredible debut from this fledgling imprint put together by two of London's most exciting underground producers. The whole EP is ace, and I'll be supporting on Amazing Radio - Dom Servini Wah Wah 45s

Heavy landing for Shapes of Rhythm's debut wax outing that is laden with four swinging beats. In the bag to stay out here - Pete On The Corner Worldwide FM / On The Corner Records

Great left-of-centre beats - 'One for Crates' is my fave - DJ Gilla First Word Records

This is heavy stuff. Will definitely be played out and included in Wah Wah Radio! - Scrimshire Wah Wah 45s/Albert's Favourites

Very tough to pick a favourite but it's a toss up between 'Himba' and 'Wish'. Four diverse, heavy tracks. Full support. - Born Cheating AKA Sean Keating Boiler Room/Tiff's Joints/NTS

Himba is the ACE tune and it gets the spin on our show - Simon Harrison Basic Soul Radio

Himba is SICK! - Taro Jazzy Sport

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