Brighton-based enterprise FatCat are launching a new imprint called FCR, with a very succinct mission statement - "releasing club records that we like". Stay tuned for new music from DJJ, Mall Grab, Steve Bicknell and Grain. But back in the present, the first release on FCR is a driving house 12" from Cottam, who's previously released stuff on the likes of Story, Wolf, Aus and Ruff Draft. 'I Can't Carry On' is an epic old school deep house cut, backed by a deep percussive remix from Detroit artist Todd Modes. Cottam has kindly put together this great Influences playlist for us - from Robert Hood and Model 500 to Mark E and Drexciya, get stuck in below.
I Can't Carry On is out now on FCR, order here.
INNER CITY - SHARE MY LIFE (KENNY LARKIN REMIX)
Inner City are ace and were part of the soundtrack of my late teens/early twenties. Kenny Larkin was like a god to me back then. I got kinda obsessed with his music... then I came across this and, well, wow!!!!