Lee Pennington – Under Pressure EP

November 9, 2012 in Singles

Lee Pennington Under Pressure EP Endemic Digital

With a total of six mixes to choose from, there’s no faulting this latest from Endemic Digital on the VFM front… which makes a nice change from all those two-track ‘EPs’ you get (that’d be ‘extended play’ as opposed to what, exactly?)

Thankfully, there’s quality as well as quantity on offer. Under Pressure itself is a rolling/chugging tech-houser with the very lightest of tribal touches in its original form, and sports a female vocal intoning the title alongside some cool bass synth drops. Slightly beefier refixes come from Groove Syndicate and Farfan. The other track, Farr, also comes in three mixes: the original is heads-down and stomping, Groove Syndicate’s rub is a notch slinkier while Tony S’s take is the deepest cut on the whole EP.

The last two tracks that work best for me, but it’s a strong EP all round.

Out: This week

About: You surely know where to find Endemic Digital by now…

Farfan & Seb – Not Yours EP

August 21, 2012 in Singles

Farfan & Sebb Not Yours EP Unrivaled Music

This EP reminds me of one of my favourite jokes. What do you call some cheese that doesn’t belong to you? Nacho cheese!

Anyway, excruciating cheese puns aside, this is the latest from Unrivaled Music and a simple two-track affair. The title cut is a squelchy, rough-edged marriage of jackin’ acid, tuff tribal drums and lo-slung disco/boogie sleaze… and it works. Fuck big beat and the Chemical Brothers, THIS is what ‘amyl house’ should sound like! Boat Wreck on the B, meanwhile, is a somewhat smoother ride with R&B laydeez supplying the vox, but that ‘grubby warehouse at 5am’ feel isn’t dispensed with entirely.

It’s the A that’s doing it best for me, though.

Out: This week

About: You can find Unrivaled Music at the Endemic Digital Facebook page.