For the latest audio missive on his largely impressive Running Back imprint, Gerd Jansen has turned to Berlin-based newcomer Bring Ring. As debut singles go, The Movements EP is pretty good, with Ring displayed a knack for producing atmospheric, slowly evolving deep house. He begins with the clattering, retro-futurist shuffle of "Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone", where snappy, jackin' analogue beats rub shoulders with sustained, one-note riffs and a bustling bassline. He goes deeper on "Feel What You Want", layering delay-laden spoken word vocal snippets and wavering, deep space chords over an unfussy groove. Finally, he doffs a cap to the disco roots of Chicago house with the chunky "Movement Is Your Friend".
Like its' predecessors, the fifth installment in Freerange's ongoing 20th anniversary EP series contains some killer new cuts. Fittingly, it's label boss Jimpster who leads the charge, encouraging us to sway in the afternoon sunshine on the deep, tactile and woozy "Ceilings" (which also features evocative vocals from Laura Barrick). The water-side, alfresco dancing vibe is accentuated by Shur-I-Kan on "Beach Life", a hazy, wide-eyed trip into symphonic deep house territory that ranks amongst his finest productions to date. Elsewhere, Brian Ring melds Mascara-clad '80s new wave and early Chicago house on the fine "Love Taken Over", while Clavis layers dreamy marimba melodies on top of huggable deep house grooves on the delightful "Cydalise".
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