124 Recordings releases are for diggers — the kind of people who go into a record store with the single-minded purpose of finding records they didn’t know they were looking for. While a lot of the names on the sleeves are familiar — names like Ortella, Heat Alliance, Sebb Junior — they more often feature the kind of names you feel you should know already but don’t. And almost every one has a rare gem or two you didn’t want but can’t leave without. There are a few of these on Never Say Never, starting with Chris Fry’s “Come To Me.” What starts dreamy and delirious — a jazz vocal stretched and worn out — turns into a sultry classic NYC house jam. Heat Alliance’s “74 Streets” turns the crank on a really gnarly groove that stays rude despite a generous dusting of disco glitter.
Chris Fry / Heat Alliance / Kit Mason / Nicola Brusegan: Never Say Never (124 Recordings / November 2021 / 12″ Vinyl)
A1. Chris Fry – “Come To Me”
A2. Heat Alliance – “74 Streets”
B1. Kit Mason – “Amsterdam”
B2. Nicola Brusegan – “Bit Mania”
⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.