Max Chapman returns to Sola Music
Max Chapman has been causing a storm with his tech-house productions in recent years, so it's no surprise that the Solardo posse have snapped him up for another release on their esteemed label.
This one is a two-track EP. The title track Lima begins with a tough kickdrum, claps and vocal calls which are eventually joined by a nifty little bassline, some odd sounds and then a tizzy hi-hat, creating a solid backbeat which like any good engine drives the track ever forward. There are also looped female vocals in what I'm guessing is in Peru’s native tongue, as Lima is the capital of the country, but whatever it is it works well, with the rest of the track chugging along around it.
The second track is called I Make You Go and is another fast-paced groover with a funky bassline, intricate swung percussion and a solid bottom end that's super dancefloor-friendly. There are looped female vocal samples saying “I make you go”, another vocal chant, added sci-fi FX and lots of crash cymbals that give it great impact and turn it into another dancefloor destroyer.
So there you have it: two simple yet highly effective tracks that are designed to make you groove. My favourite is I Make You Go but this EP in general is a must-have for tech-house lovers.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 12 October
Review Score: 8