The first in a while from Amsterdam's 90Watts comes from Marten Fisher, best known (it says here) for his progressive house label Dub=records.
There's not a lot either progressive or dubby about this EP, though! Instead we're firmly in tech-house territory, with Wasted Screens itself coming on a bit like 2nd Toughest-era Underworld doing deep house. Sweet Sax isn't the soulful, musical joint you might expect but instead more of a 'driving through the Bladerunner set at night'-type moody chugger; Grazend Shaap is another slab of moody, cinematic deep techno, before the excellent Concrete Noise brings the EP to a close, a 4am deep house joint with a whispered vocal intoning “this is the sound of Amsterdam.”
Proper bizniss that'd be equally at home on the sofa or on the more discerning dancefloors.
Out: This week
About: You must know about 90Watts by now, I put 'em in the 'rising stars of deep/tech house' feature I did for iDJ and everything :-)
But just in case, here's their website...
6 months ago