Yikes! I’ve been sitting on this one for months, it seems, and some of your heroes have been beating it for twice as long. C. Scott is apparently a young kid from Pittsburgh, though I’m piecing that together largely from cryptic allusions scattered across the internet from a variety of label sites, distributor notes and Facebook comments. Either way: Press play, listen to A1’s “Climb On” and try to keep yourself from slapping the Buy button over and over again. This is rich, gorgeous, full-bodied & fat-bottomed dance music, to be distilled in the seeping walls of a thousand basement house parties over the next five years. This is a record that you will be able to pick up and play 5 years, 10 years, 20 years from now without having to make any allowances at all. Whatever it is – taste, execution, luck, or drawing a mainline into the Cosmic We that drives all compulsions for the citizens of Planet Funk – C. Scott has it, caught it and rides it to a fantastic crescendo.
I should point out there are 3 more tracks on here – “Stuttering” and “At Ease” featuring Buscrates deserve this kind of studied critical fellatio too – but you have about five seconds to scoop this up before some balding guy named Lutz in a basement apartment corners the market on The Pittsburgh Diaries and starts selling them for $47.95 each on discogs.
Originally published first in 5 Magazine Issue 139, featuring Jerome Baker, Hanna Hais, David Mancuso, Surface and Karen Copeland & more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full Access to Real House Music.