Edviq – Chelsea Fads

February 26, 2015 in Singles

Edviq Chelsea Fads Lost My DogThe first ever EP here from Brooklyn-based Russian Edviq… and on no less an imprint than the mighty Lost My Dog, apparently after he entered a remix contest they did. If that’s not inspiring for the aspiring out there, I don’t know what is!

Easy to see what Pete and the boys saw in his tunes, though. Chelsea Fads is an off-kilter, wonkily-filtered romp through the zone where deep house and disco first collided back in the mid-90s (think Paper, DiY, Miles & Elliot, Anorak Trax). Omni, meanwhile, marries intricate, rolling percussion with treated soulful male vox and buzzy bass, while the accompanying Mountal Remix takes us properly into late-night, sofa-surfin’ territory.

An extremely impressive debut… more, please.

Out: this week

About: Find Lost My Dog here, here and here.

Mountal – Last Cigarette

March 30, 2014 in Singles

Mountal Last Cigarette Lost My DogAnd speaking of veteran UK labels… Lost My Dog might not be quite as long-running as Wiggle but with nearly 10 years in the game now, they’re certainly getting there!

This latest offering comes from Cologne-based duo Mountal, who supply three original tracks. Last Cigarette itself is a moody, midpaced deep/tech chugger with a downpitched “she took my last cigarette, she was a bad bitch” vocal and ear-piercing synth/organ sounds. Don’t Look Back is a smoother, more trad-style deep houser with filtered “let’s start grooving” (?) fem vox, while Bird has one of those ’80s synth-pop’ vocals the Germans are so fond of and as such sadly doesn’t do it for me so much, even in Giom remix form.

But not everyone’s allergic to that style of vocal… and even if you are, this is worth picking up for Don’t Look Back alone.

Out: This week

About: Find Lost My Dog here, here and here.