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Palliate - "Aishe" (feat Mohannad Zohair - original mix) - (6:41) 118 BPM
Haft - "Otable" (original mix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
Malbetrieb/Mintz - "Osmosis" (original mix) - (7:07) 123 BPM
Eluize - "Symmetry" (Constantijn Lange remix) - (8:00) 122 BPM
Review: To celebrate a decade in the game, Exotic Refreshment is releasing a sequence of EPs containing never before heard tracks from the vaults. Palliate steps up first with the quietly creepy and intoxicating "Aishe", where Arabic strings, psychedelic guitars and hazy Middle Eastern vocals wrap themselves around a hypnotic, tech-house groove. Haft makes great use of melancholic clarinet lines on the rolling and atmospheric "Otable", while Malbetrieb and Mintz successfully join forces for the low-slung late night delight that is "Osmosis", where fluttering synthesizer lines and far-sighted electronics rise above a chunky and occasionally sweaty groove. To draw a fine EP to a close, Constantijn Lange serves up a wonderfully evocative, piano-laden deep house rework of Eluize's "Symmetry".