No Luck Club
(Igloo Cartel recordings)
Three Vancouverites—brothers Matt and Trevor Chan, on turntables and sampler respectively, are joined by Paul Belen on turntable—form the No Luck Club. On Prosperity, the self-described instrumental hip-hop loves the big, big beat. Even the three tracks comprising the “Introspective Suite” employ hard, percussive drum parts, cymbal crashes and a heavy rhythm. Prosperity divides into four suites—cinematic, uptempo, introspective and nada. The trio does a great job of seamlessly sequencing from track to track and suite to suite. If you’re a fan of the intelligent, danceable turntable/sample-based stuff of Herbaliser and DJ Shadow, this one’s for you.