Having previously impressed with their off-kilter deep house EP, Everyday, on Exploited, Hamburg's Adana Twins pop up on Jeudi with a more straightforward synth-laden nu-disco jam. The drums scream deep house, but the bubbling synths, darting melodies and undulating bassline are more in keeping with pop-friendly nu-disco. The vocal from Digitaria is predictably icy and European, but with enough hooks to draw in restless dancers; the overall impression is of Julio Bashmore doing nu-disco-pop, or Sare Havlicek attempting to create a Hypercolour-inspired dancefloor jam. The jaunty original is joined by an instrumental, which should prove handy for those who find it hard to warm to the vocal.
Given that they released their first album way back in 2001 (for Tiefschwartz' Four Music imprint), Stuttgart duo Turntablerocker should probably be considered house veterans. On this EP for regular home Jeudi Records, you can hear that experience in every chunky groove, spinetingling piano breakdown and carefully chosen vocal sample. There's an assuredness to "Grow Up" - a delightfully tactile deep house cut that samples Donny Hathaway" - and "Promise" (superbly Balearic deep house with unpredictably tough drums) that comes from spending years in clubs and studios. The adventurous, slightly odd "Someone Needed" is also a great example of how to make disparate samples work together.
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