Saturday, 10 September 2011

NiCe7 – Gray Piano

Seeing as I mentioned Great Stuff a couple of times in the course of yesterday's reviews, it'd seem harsh to overlook their latest offering, which comes from Italian duo NiCe7, who've already clocked up releases on Gruuv, Cr2, Noir and Apparel.

Gray Piano in its Original form is a funk-fuelled deep/tech-house ride, and not as piano-led as you might suspect – in fact, it's more about the arse-shaking bassline than anything, though the keys do bring the track to a series of crescendoes. You then get two remixes by Tiger Stripes (also mentioned yesterday), who adds crowd noise, a Casio-ish rhythm, organs and marimbas for a party-hearty, busy and slightly Balearic-sounding Deep Night At The Copa Mix, then goes deeper n' dubbier (but still with that same Casio rhythm) on his Paradise Remix.

But as is often the case, the standout for me here is the bonus track, Everything Everything. It's a more straight-up tech-house affair than Gray Piano, topped off with speech samples from… I dunno, Scarface or Carlito's Way or some such. But never mind what the film is, it's just a crackin' track and it'll move the floor for sure.

Out: This week

About: So yeah, once more for the truly hard-of-understanding… this is on the mighty Great Stuff – the best little house and techno label in Munich.

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