Lot49 Presents: Lee Coombs (CD)
Lot49 returns with the third instalment of it´s much lauded ‘presents..´ compilation series, this time enlisting the indomitable talents of the legendary, Lee Coombs.
For this compilation Coombs has pulled out all the stops, digging deep into a treasure trove of breaks, house and techno and pulling out pure gold. Opening with the rocking drums and simple catchy riff of Coombs & DJ Icey´s ‘Duo Drive the Ride´ the mix shifts effortlessly through an electronic landscape taking in earth shuddering basslines, deep brooding grooves and a blatant disregard to genre boundaries.
Picking highlights from this 77 minute journey is an impossible task with a selection that is matched in perfection only by the technical prowess of the mix itself. Offerings from Tiga´s Turbo label sit alongside productions from German wunderkind Oliver Huntemann and rough breaks and bass from Dopamine rub shoulders with the house sound of Guy Gerber. Amongst the gems is an unreleased Meat Katie remix of Alloy Mental and the much sort after ‘No Hits´ from Black Mountain vs UNKLE
Lee Coombs has clearly lost nothing of the passion that made him such a larger than life figure amongst the world´s electronic music luminaries. His deal with Lot49 will also see the release of his next artist album due sometime later in 2008 and featuring a list of exciting collaborations and features.
After emigrating from the UK in 2006, Lee is now based in sunny Florida where he records and producers. He continues to travel the world, DJ´ing to the fans he has earned in every corner of the globe. This album is another shining moment in the stellar career of Lee Coombs.