Saturday, 6 October 2012

Lino & Manu – Re-Breathe EP

Lino & Manu Re-Breathe EP Diva Records
Time to take things a little techier now with the latest from Italy's ever-checkable Diva Records.

Tuff, rolling tech-house is the order of the day, but thankfully without getting too boys-y and shirts-off about it. Re-Breathe itself has an added element of soul with its familiar vocal sample, but the standout for me is the Original Mix of Too Many Excuse, which tops a pushing, pulsing bass groove with a female "excuse me?" vocal sample (not the old Direct 2 Disc one, BTW) and cheeky woodblock hits. Mazu provides a darker refix of the same, while Angel Stoxx's remix of Re-Breathe has something of a tribal edge.

Solid stuff all round, but Too Many Excuse wins out – dark but groovy with it, it's a little gem.

Out: This week

About: You can find Diva Records on Facebook, on Soundcloud or at their own website.

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