The Argentinian producer comes to Lucidflow's more chilled sub-label
Sofa Sessions (for those that don't know) is a Lucidflow offshoot focusing on mellower sounds that don't quite fit the main label's deep/dub/minimal techno remit. And here they bring us a very fine EP from Buenos Aires-based Cruster, a deep/melodic house producer whose work has previously appeared on labels such as Symmetric, Bassics Records and Puro Lounge.
One Touch itself is up first, a track which to these ears could have sat quite happily on Lucidflow itself. It's got the same deep, dubwise feel that characterises most of their output, and only the Spanish guitars that flutter away on top throughout really push it into the melodic/progressive box. As such, it's a track that could fit into warm-up and post-club sets by DJs from right across the spectrum. Much the same goes for the accompanying Over Me, too, though here it's the synths that emerge around the halfway point which mark it out as one that's most likely to find favour on "melodic" floors.
But you know what they say about pigeonholes, and what you're likely to find in them! This is an EP that lovers of deep, dubby electronic beats right across the board are likely to enjoy, so if that's you, check it for yourself.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 11 May (Beatport) / 25 May (general release)
Review Score: 8