Tracks come from Robosonic & Klangkuenstler, OMG, Sordo & Rodriguez, Thabo Getsome and Andromo
Berlin's Mother Recordings label have come up with a winning formula for this release, mixing old talent with new and putting out a mini-album packed full of house and tech-house goodness. There are five tracks in total, and all five are destined for some serious dancefloor action.
Up first are Robosonic & Klangkuenstler with Nuts, a chunky tech-houser with a heavy dose of funk thrown in for good measure which has cut-up disco loops, scratch samples and a solid, swung backbeat throughout. For me it's the best track on the EP, but do be sure to check them all out as they are all diamonds. Next we have OMG, who are newcomers from Bulgaria. Their contribution Birdhouse again comes fully loaded with a funky backbeat, a recognisable vocal and whip-crack samples to give it a tongue-in-cheek feel.
Then you have a new project from Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo, who for this release use the name Sordo & Rodriguez. They slow things down a little but keep the disco vibe alive with a heavily filtered track with vocal samples, a chunky bassline and plenty of attitude. Next up is Berlin-based Thabo Getsome with Where The Party At, a slower jam with more filtered disco and male/female vocals bouncing off each other which is the mellowest of the five tracks on offer. Then finally you get Canadian talent Andromo from Rainforest Music, who goes all dubby on us with a groovy cut entitled State Of Mind that takes you on a psychedelic ride with choppy guitars and another solid bass backbeat.
If you're looking for something with a funky edge that bends the rules a little then look no further: all five tracks here are guaranteed to satiate your desires for floor-friendly party-starters.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 16 January
Review Score: 8