When Aaron Paar restarted his Worldship imprint a few years ago, it was initially conceived as an outlet to revisit tracks from the deep Teflon Dons vault, the lauded LA based house project he co-lead with his partner Dave Fogg during the mid- to late-’90s. But with this first VA release on the label entitled Herald Traccs Vol 1, Paar is beginning to create a bit of a West Coast powerhouse.

Starting off with major player Santiago Salazar, the UR-affiliated veteran producer submits “Jam’s Theme,” a driving, looping affair with subtle vocal samples calling all to get on the dancefloor ASAP. Next up is Echo Park’s Kelvin K, with his solo effort “En Echo,” taking things in a swinging 909 direction, perfect for contemporary DJ sets and listening alike.

Side B kicks off with Worldship’s own shaolin masters, Teflon Dons, revisiting their own “Movements In The Opium Den Act III (Reston’s Flat)” to give it some polish and present it to a new generation of ears. Finally things wind down with the mysterious Westcoast Goddess and her (?) contribution entitled “First Tear,” a melancholy, inward looking jam and a nice way to round out this excellent release.

Worldship has been on a roll as of late, a feat even more impressive when one considers recent massively expanded turnaround times for record plant production cycles. Now that things seem to be settling back into a more stable and predictable pressing pattern, music lovers and DJs alike should keep their eyes peeled for the next set of releases from Worldship showing up on the shelves, as they are bound to sell out quickly!

V/A: Herald Traccs Vol 1 (Worldship Music / 12″ Vinyl)
A1. Santiago Salazar – Jam’s Theme
A2. Kelvin K – En Echo
B1. Teflon Dons – Movements In The Opium Den Act III (Reston’s Flat)
B2. Westcoast Goddess – First Tear

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



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