Review: This EP offers a double dose of debuts, with both Bugsy (a hotly tipped Milanese DJ/producer) and Astroloop making their bows. They begin with "Svegsy", an impressively deep, woozy and fluid concoction that peppers a loose, percussion-rich deep house groove with hazy chords, tactile synth bass and a vocal sample once utilized by acid house sort Armando. Elsewhere, "New Vision" sees them wrap a chunky, analogue-rich bassline and rhythm track with spacey electronics and "Ghost Song" is a quietly soulful trip into rolling, ultra-deep house. Boo Williams steps up to remix the latter track, serving up a superb interpretation that sounds like a trippy tribute to Omar-S's more electronic moments with added synthesizer solos.
Review: Dirty Channels & Bugsy team up with French-Tunisian singer-songwriter and actress Amina Annabi, famous for finishing second in the tied 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. The supple bassline and dreamy, dubby house notes of "Alone" compliment the trippy stylings of Amina's tenor. Freerange regular Pezzner brings Amina's full bodied lyrics to the front of his mix, while Josh Wink's "re-think dub" of Pezzner's remix retracts the vocals entirely, leaving only touches of reverb. Wink supplies two extra nine-minute "re-thinks" of his own with a dub and vox versions. Both are emblematic of the Ovum sound, replete with African percussion and drooping basslines. Wink naturally utilises Amina's now breathy vocals in his vox mix, while putting more emphasis on the strong synth line in his dub.
Review: Milan based Take It Easy label and party is back. This third drop comes from label owners Dirty Channels, Bugsy and DJLMP with the addition of the historical Italian dj and Paradise Pizza's label owner Memoryman aka Uovo. After their big success "Watchin Out" and "Catch Me", Dirty Channels open the EP with an Afro-influenced sample stomper followed up by an afrobeat vocal tool by DJLMP. "I Wonder" brings some crackly Detroit atmosphere by Memoryman aka Uovo. "Pomiri Dan" completes the set, percussive sample stomper by Bugsy on his first appearance on the label.