EP includes two original tracks plus a remix from Pirupa
Detroit producer Anthony Attalla comes at you with an EP that features two original tracks and a remix from Pirupa to sweeten the deal.
First up is Fresca, which starts with a kick, snare, closed hi-hat and clap that are soon joined by minimal vocal chants, which take you up to the introduction of a heavy bassline. Together, these elements make a fine swung backbeat that's then peppered with vocal lines and synth stabs. As the track rolls on a nagging synth line is added, along with scratched vocals, giving the track a hip-house feel that's further enhanced by an old-school electro breakdown that works a treat.
Next up is Thick, for which Attalla teams up with Dqwon to bring you another electro-influenced houser with cut-up vocal chops, rave samples and an acidic bassline that goes a little crazy in the breakdown. Finally you get the Pirupa Remix of Thick, which takes out the rave elements and dials up the funk, with a whopping bassline underpinning the whole track and two great breakdowns which use a hip-house vocal to great effect.
The only problem I have with this EP is picking which track is best! They're all worthy contenders for the title, and I suggest you check this one out before everybody else does...
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 1 December
Review Score: 9