David Mayer & Floyd Lavine – Sondela EP – connected

Easing a steady stream of consciousness unto the airwaves connected have been releasing an increasingly fine body of work that lands here and now with Sondela. The original version punches tribal beats across a dark, brooding bass which works a treat in addition to Xolisa’s heart-warming, atmospheric vocal delivery. An Instrumental is also on hand, as is the excellent Floyd Lavine Drumversion both of which highlight and then fuel all that beautiful, richly deserved percussion. Second number, XI continues the theme of illuminating drums this time round with futuristic synthesisers weaving throughout.

Release: May 11

Pre-order https://www.beatport.com/release/sondela-ep/2264513


David Mayer – Drained EP – connected

Cool yet fiery percussion creates an abundance of smoky rhythms that are all at once hard to resist on this vibrant, funky yet almost understated number. That plus Sooma’s deadpan though highly expressive vocal delivery soon lift the arrangement into somewhere else as probing synth hits add tension and colour to the music on the standout title track. Second track, Movement then fuels the fire with more sassy, engaging drums working the tempo alongside an abundance of intriguing keys to punctuate the beats. However, by the second listen of both the word excellent might be employed.

Release: September 15

Listen: http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/drained_ep