Second vinyl release from Icelandic imprint Lagaffe Tales, who keep it homegrown with local house beatmaker Moff & Tarkin’s ‘Big Mango Bangers EP’.
You may remember David & Hjalti’s ‘RVK Moods’ who we covered back in the Summer, the debut release on wax for the Lagaffe Tales imprint. Since then we have eagerly awaited the second cut from the LT crew, who have been promoting local talent out of Reykjavik since 2012. Next in line is Magnús Felix Tryggvason also known as Moff & Tarkin, originally from Iceland, now based in Vienna and confirmed by his Soundcloud is actually just one guy.
The Big Mango Bangers EP brings two fresh stomping house tracks on the a-side, reminiscent of Leon Vynehall’s energetic style. The flip side switches things up, ‘Mutual Distraction’ brings an 80’s disco edit vibe which is possibly the highlight of the EP. The mood is reset with final track ‘Skutla’, a building arpeggiated groover which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Music From Memory release.
Jónbjörn Finnbogason & Viktor Birgisson who run the label seem to have quietly been building a name for themselves over the last four years, both EP’s on wax so far have been solid releases and it’s refreshing to hear new electronic music outside of the usual spots. We’ll be keeping a close eye on where the label goes next for sure.
The Big Mango Bangers EP was released last week, and if LAGAFFE001 was anything to go by, it’s not going to be around for long. Head over to Juno to buy and stream the preview below.