Review: Following up some top releases from the likes of Lotcha, & My Mother Say and Andrew & Cole, Eric Bezanson aka ACG is back on French label Neo Apparatus, with a new deep and hypnotic release after the success of his first EP. There's a diverse array of moods and grooves on the Crystal Basement EP, from the emotive and introspective Chicago style deepness of "Cointelpro", to the dubby and hypnotic afterhours entrancement of "My Oh My" or the Moodymann inspired jazz bar loops of "Played Out" - this sure is a promising release. Hailing from the United States, ACG is also the manager of Open Sound, an underground deep house label from Minneapolis.
Review: Minneapolis-based deep house producer ACG runs the Open Sound label, but here he comes to French imprint Neo Apparatus with a three-track EP. 'America' itself is a laidback shuffler with a lounge-ified disco feel and a looped-up Gil Scott-Herron snippet by way of a vocal. That's followed by the more space-y 'Low', one for drifting away to on the post-club sofa but still with enough energy for dancefloor play, while completing the EP is 'Whoah', an off-kilter, falsetto-vocalled midtempo funker that's vaguely reminiscent of early Kerri Chandler material or the output of France's own Qalamoto Records.