House here is served in discofied and jackin' flavours, so take your pick
Belgium's Melodymathics label have released several split EPs now where a guest artist supplies the A-side and mysterious label owner Melodymann takes care of the B, and the latest artist to get an invite to the party is Toronto house producer Demuir.
Toronto may be where Demuir is based but his contribution here, the A-side's Howz Your Body, is pure Chi-town with its looped male "how's your body?" vocal, simple boom-tish-tish-tish rhythm and unfussy synth bassline. There's a second, spoken male vocal that runs over the top, but that's essentially it - we're in straight-up jackin' territory here. Flip it for Disco Switch by Melodymann, which pretty much does what it says on the tin - if you're after some deep, DIY-ish disco-house goodness then you'll be more than satisfied. That's not it, though, because in a nice touch for the more creative vinyl jocks out there, the EP also features four locked grooves from Melodymann, of which Lady Killer stands out to these ears.
A very solid package all round.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 11 May
Review Score: 8