Saturday, 26 September 2009

Andre Crom & Luca Doobie - Attica EP

Andre Crom's name seems to be popping up attached to more and more very likeable popular music recordings of late. Here's another one. Attica is probably one of Freerange's most accessible releases to date, injecting their usual deep house grooves with a dash of disco and, most notably, a big piano break in the middle. There's a nice parping organ line, too – good times on the dancefloor guaranteed.

Dutch newcomer Makam from The Hague then reworks the track, giving it a looser-limbed, live-funk-jam kinda feel (lots of background whoops and yeahs), before we get to closer Better Now Than Later, which sounds very contemporary Berlin with its retro Chicago feel, if you know what I mean.

All in all, three equally good tracks of proper straight-up house music, neither cheesy nor noodly and built firmly with the dancefloor in mind. That's about as good as it gets, I reckon.

About the label: This is on Freerange, a label who've always done some good stuff but really seem to be on fire at the moment. Here's the obligatory website link. And here's a picture of Hartley Hare from Pipkins. Just because.

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