Adrian & Georgi Barrel – Back2BassKicks

August 2, 2014 in Singles

Adrian & Georgi Barrel BackToBassKicks EP sinnmusik*A split three-track EP here, with Germany’s Georgi Barrel and Holland/Spain’s Adrian providing a solo offering apiece plus one collaborative effort.

It’s the titular collab that’s up first, with Back2BassKicks a midpaced, synthy deep house instrumental that to these old ears sounds like a warm-up kinda thang, though at Today’s Lower Tempos™, who can say? In any case it’s the two solo outings that I’m feeling more. Barrel’s Jersey Love isn’t especially Jersey-ish but is an enjoyable, acid-tinged slo-mo ride that makes creative use of a very well-known First Choice vocal sample. The pick of the whole EP to these ears though is Adrian’s The Way, which ironically does have something of a vintage Jersey feel to its raw-sounding pads, snares and shuffling hi-hats, as two disparate vocals (a breathy female “that’s the way love goes” loop and snatches of spoken male speech, possibly sampled from movie?) vie for your attention on top.

The first two are good but The Way is a seriously classy journey of a track for your 5am floors.

Out: This week (on Beatport, everywhere else in two weeks’ time)

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