As magical pairings go this one is off the scale. Drumpoet Community; the swiss maestro’s are one of the most forward thinking labels around, with an impressive roster of releases from such esteemed artists as Agnes, Quarion, John Daly, Sacha Dive, Ray Okpara and Ly Sander, and to boot a firm favourite of mine are releasing an EP by the multi talented beyond his years Brame.
The 18 year old Irishman has gone from strength to strength in recent years with a string of killer releases on Saft, Morris Audio and Deep Down Slam as well as his current EP on Dirt Crew this young man is packed full of promise, his productions are clean cut textbook deep house.
Vinyl Cut, the first track on the EP and the standout track for me is deep deep bass from the outset, sweeping pinched filters and hissing hi hats keep us locked into the moment. When it comes the piano break is full and hair raising but not in a cheesy breakdown way, this is deep house as it should be, rich soulful and heartfelt, one for the heads.
Shades is immediately more punchy, up tempo and in your face. Hi hats and a lethal four to the floor instantly hooks you in, this one carries the impressive start through to the end of the track, a real heads down stormer.
Absent, the third track on the EP is seriously reminiscent of early Detroit House. Immediately driving and infectious with melodic multi layered synths, constantly rising takes us on a real journey.
This EP is one of the finest I’ve heard on Drumpoet, I cant wait to see what else happens here, new beginnings and the shape of things to come