Saturday, June 14, 2014
LEE VAN DOWSKI & DEAN DEMANUELE "THE IMPOSSIBLE"EP/MOBILEE133
French-born, Geneva-based Lee van Dowski has long been a pioneering force in the global tech house scene. As a key member of the Cadenza family he has had countless seminal releases on labels like Rekids, Soma, Bpitch Control, Wagon Repair and Intacto and here he turns up on Anja Schneider's Mobilee with a new four tracker that reasserts his unique style. It is a collaborative EP made alongside Malta producer Dean Demanuele, who has ties to Bedrock and Mobileeamongst other labels. 'The Impossible' is a crisp bit of loopy tech with a great spoken word vocal sample. The rolling kicks prop up cute synth vamps and you can see this one getting caned on terraces everywhere this summer. 'Crossing The T' is a similarly tracky affair designed for some serious dancing. The wooden kicks keep on coming as turbo charged bass notes drive things along. It's hypnotic and invitingly repetitive before 'Put Your Shoes On' follows a more upright and urgent path. Here juddery claps and drunken synth sounds tease and please in equal measure. Finally, 'Inside Out' is the deepest offering of the lot, with plinky plonk percussion, raw hand claps and a deep, elastic baseline that brings plenty of energy to the mix. Once again here Mobilee serve up the infectious dancefloor goods from a pair of talents old and new that really excel together.
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