Thursday, 8 July 2010

Cosmic Cowboys - Lost In Berlin

With a title like that, you'd think you'd know what to expect with this. Well, you'd be… almost right.

Room 13, certainly, does the stripped-down, druggy, post-minimal thing that we've come to associate with house music from Berlin. Lost In Berlin itself kind of does, too… but then surprises with a piano riff that owes more stylistically to Italia (whence this twosome hail, don'tchaknow). And then Zossener Str is a different proposition altogether, much more a straight-up deep houser, far warmer than typical Berlin fare and with strong jazz leanings evidenced in its tinkling lounge bar ivories.

All told then, a very solid EP that's not as one-dimensional as its title may make you fear.

Out: This week

About: This is on Dieb Audio, who've put stuff out before by the very respectable likes of Kruse & Nuernberg (both together and individually), Russ Gabriel and Darko Esser - not to mention the excellent Jazzer's Slight Return EP by Adryan that I seem to recall reviewing on here last year. They're based in Athens, describe themselves as a "tech-house, deep house and techno" label and you can find out more from their website or MySpace

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