Review: For the second time this year, French producer Ivan Cattaud AKA & My Mother Say pops up on Neo Apparatus - the label that has released the vast majority of his work - with an EP of heady and occasionally spacey deep house treats. The producer's love of jazz-funk and fusion can be heard across the EP, but especially on "Cupcake", where jaunty electric piano chords, fluid bass guitar motifs and jazz guitar riffs bubble away above a deliciously deep and languid house groove. For peak-time plays, the low slung, disco inspired opener "Beautiful Day" looks the strongest selection - its dub disco bassline, echoing synth-flutes and heavy drums sound like they could create pandemonium on the dancefloor - while closing cut "Walking" is a Clavinet-sporting chunk of head-in-the-clouds house goodness.
Review: Deep, dreamy house with just enough of an edge to make sure things never get bland, boring or overly polite is the order of the day on this single-tracker from French producer Ivan Cattaud, better known to the music-buying public as & My Mother Say (or And My Mother Say, if you're looking for him on social media). 'Flamingos' is built upon a solid bedrock of warm, rounded 4/4s and an unhurried rumbling bassline, atop which sit lingering pads and swirly sci-fi keys, and with its sense of restrained energy is as no-brainer a candidate for the warm-up as you'll hear all week.
Review: Last October, & My Mother Say main man Ivan Cattaud made his solo debut on Neo Apparatus, offering up an EP packed with bold and beautiful deep house tracks that tended towards the analogue and ear-pleasing. This sequel is, if anything, an even stronger proposition. Our pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the title track, whose ultra-dreamy chords, blissful melodies and tribal-tinged grooves evoke the humid, glassy-eyed rush of turn-of-the-90s Italian dream house. There's naturally plenty to get the juices going elsewhere on the EP though, including the piano and synth-bass-sporting snappiness of opener "Feel The Sound" and the quirky, off-beat electro shuffle of "404E".
Review: A collaborative EP here from French producers Ivan Cattaud (& My Mother Say) and Trecci, with each supplying one original and remixing the other's. & My Mother Say's 'Cosmic Trip' is a space-y deep house groover with a warping synth line and crowd noise, while Trecci's remix beefs up the beats and strips out the atmospherics for a tuffer, more floor-friendly pass. Trecci's own 'Skin Deep' then takes us into stripped-back funk territory, while the remix from & My Mother Say swaps the breakbeat for a 4/4 kickdrum and adds lavish piano chords. A dancefloor cert whichever track/mix you opt for.