You Got To Know EP
Valencia’s Nacho Marco delivers three equally cutting tracks for the Madhouse imprint. Starting with the EP’s title which combines fiery off-beat snares and deep bass, along with emotive pads plus synths that all go to tick the big time production box. Love the intensity here which is only fuelled by the held String line towards the end, that and the rousing vocals. Meanwhile, Time supplies more in the way of shuffling rhythms alongside snappy percussion and moody Organ. Leaving, Middays to end in style with sassy Rimshots and delicious 90’s styled keys recreating the perfect atmosphere to complete this great EP.
release: June 9
Electric Lucifer EP
Having recently reviewed their stunning Recollective compilation the duo now release three tracks of their own. And they couldn’t be more appropriate to reflect that album’s variation of sound with each number feeling equally different to the next. The led track, Electric Lucifer drives the vocal into distraction over smouldering beats and Organ accompanied by splashing rush of drums. Thank You Baby, sees Disco-esque inspired keys and sassy percussion feel infectious as the chorus works its way into into the arrangement. With the excellent Big Mo ending on an 80’s note with funky syncopated bass and spacey sound effects sounding very Euro-Discotheque and frankly irresistible.
release: June 9
Regular Funk Crusher EP
Van Liebling Rec
The most pounding release this week certainly goes to Eiskaltes Haendchen whose excellent percussion fuelled Inflate is hard to beat. It’s a great combination of Latin drums and classic Chicago House that truly fire up the senses when combined with its hypnotic musical loop and pulsating Acid bass. Through, then proceeds to work Detroit electronics into the equation while still retaining the drums funky edge amid the smoky vocal edits.
Volume Two sounds like the kind of nightclub you could enjoy yourself in. Opening with Ricoshei’s delicately poised ‘Perfect Like You’ and Ian Pooley’s haunting ‘Kids play’ sets the scene for the first ten minutes. Things then step up a gear traversing more progressive electronic sounds before hitting the deeper atmosphere’s of Wankelmut’s own excellent ‘Wood & Wine’. And it’s a that point that music gets seriously involving with contributions from the likes of Adriatique’s disturbingly brilliant ‘Midnight Walking’ and the Siopis remix of Climbers dark masterpiece ‘It’s All I Need’. Neatly ending on Wasted So Much Time feat. John LaMonica is Wankelmut’s new single and again showcases another variation to this compilation.
release: June 6