Prolific producer An On Bast (real name Anna Suda) first appeared on Pets Recordings this time last year, contributing a cut to their excellent Friends of Pets compilation series. Here the Ghost Kitchen regular delivers her first full EP on Catz "n" Dogz, an ear-catching affair containing four varied cuts. Compare and contrast, for example, the low-slung, tribal-influenced late night sweatiness of Afro-tinged stomper "Para" and the wonderfully deep, acid-powered mid-tempo chug of "Life In A Hammock". Suda's penchant for rising and falling, slightly psychedelic lead lines also comes to the fore on the rolling deep house goodness of spacey closer "Sway", while the bass-heavy shimmer of wonderfully melodious opener "The Ballet Began At Eight" is the EP's most striking moment by some distance.
Hailing from Poland, Catz 'N' Dogz, were probably the first Polish house act to really breakthrough internationally. Following this success, they rightly decided to develop a series hat celebrates the wealth of talent in their home country. This is the second instalment in the Friends Of Pets series and features five quality jams to enjoy. Highlights include the disco-turns-deep-synth-fest of "Shadows" by Das Komplex, the grinding acid sleaze of "Sweizy Oddech" by Seltron 400 and the low-key and moody electro vibes of Grateful's "An On Bast".