Monday, 21 September 2009

Dominic Martin - Insulin EP

Another fine release from Fabian G's excellent So Sound stable. It's out now, which is why it's going on here rather than iDJ's house pages.

The title track starts out on a techy/proggy tip, but then ups the funk factor thanks to chopped up snippets of female vocal before slaying the floor with a goosebump-raising dose of old skool synth/piano action straight out of the Chicago/Detroit 1988 handbook. It's something of a journey of a track, then, which is always a good thing.

That said, I'm liking the accompanying Little Did I Know even more. With its creative use of sampled, rambling speech* over deep beats suitable for those heads-down, eyes-wide-shut lost hours, its a timely reminder that house music still has the power to be an innovative, creative and ARTISTIC medium in the way that, say, the new fucking Muse record will never be.

Oh, and Dominic Martin is from Glasgow, by the way.

About the label: So Sound have had props here before, suffice to say they're still on top of their game and methinks there's even better yet to come cos they're still quite new. Click here to find out more.

*I've got an idea it may be William Burroughs speaking but I could be wrong

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