Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Max Belobrov – Magic Walk EP

And from a label who haven't featured much on here lately, to a label that's had a ton of TIWWD blog love in recent months… Sleazy Deep. This latest from them comes courtesy of young Russian producer Max Belobrov, plus (on a remix tip) No Artificial Colours and Max Chapman.

In its Original form, Magic Walk is quite a spacey, atmospheric cut, somewhere between deep house, techno and nu-disco, sporting some pretty hefty beats and bass to keep the dancefloor moving and coming topped off with a treated "something's weird… is this music real?" vocal sample. Maceo Plex is a fan, apparently, having dropped this as part of his recent Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Max Chapman then takes Magic Walk off in a proggier direction, but the standout mix for me comes from No Artificial Colours, who open the box marked 'acid-y bleeps' and transform the track into a slab of moody, head-noddin' techno. Be warned, this mix will frighten horses and small children! Stick In The Brain carries on in a similar vein, while as for Kronus… if you can imagine John Carpenter somewhat awkwardly strutting his stuff on a dancefloor, well, that's about as clear a picture as I can paint.

All told, it's pretty forward-thinking stuff and what it lacks in instant, accessible disco dolly appeal, it makes up with its big-screen vision, sci-fi analogue wibbles and sheer twisted freakery.

Out: This week

About: Find Sleazy Deep on Soundcloud or at their own website.

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