Sam Alfred checks in to Gallery Recordings with this single-dip track on the Australian label. “Aucklands Groove” throws it back so hard it bounces off the wall and falls into a puddle of hyperactive happy house. Bouncy percussion drives this track with a wild whoop of a Pete Tong icebreaker as an exclamation point at the end. The real fun part are the big chords that saddle up about half-way through — pop around a preview stream and you might miss ’em. This could have been made from the residue scraped off the walls of an LA warehouse when Doc Martin was the king of the underground. Pitching it down leads to some interesting experiments as well.

Sam Alfred: Aucklands Groove (Gallery Recordings / Digital / December 2022)
1. Sam Alfred: Aucklands Groove (7:14)

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was submitted as a promo.


Originally published in 5 Mag issue 203 featuring Beyond Heaven: reconstructing Chicago house music history through Mario “Liv It Up” Luna’s flyer collection, plus Milton Jackson, Damian Rausch, the DJ King of Donetsk & more. Help support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.

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