Review: Known for releases on labels such as Terminal M, Relief and Glasgow Underground, Matt Sassari, real name Matthieu Piacentile, now delivers this storming EP for CR2. In its original format, "Waitin" is powered by tough drums and a splurging bass, with high-pitched vocal samples intertwined with male chants. It has the overall effect of creating a tough but uniquely soulful track. The release also features an extended version, where the French producer stretches out the arrangement through the use of crafty filters and effective drops that are led by the vocal samples. It's a clever, effective tough house EP.
Review: Off the back of one of the year's biggest techno releases 'Waitin' For My Baby's Car", Frenchman Mat Sassari is up next on ever reliable London label CR2 with the moody, dub-inflected tech-house stomper "Put A Record On" - which will work well when played in the main room at warm-up, or back room alike. Following up some killer releases in recent times for the likes of Tronic, Glasgow Underground and Stereo Productions - it is safe to say that Sassari is still one to watch in 2019 and beyond!
Review: Matt Sassari has previously released on respected labels like Relief and Terminal M, so it's no surprise that his tough but soulful style is also finding favour with Truesoul. The title track kickstarts the release with deep, pounding drums providing the basis for soulful vocal samples and occasional tripped out synth stabs. "Bruuh" follows a similar path, with tough kicks and a driving rhythm providing the basis for out-there vocal samples, while on "Everytime I See You", Sassari heads farther underground. Coming across like the missing link between Mr G and Klockworks, the thunder claps, delayed vocal samples and wild build-ups are nothing short of incendiary.
Review: Filth On Acid is Reinier Zonneveld's new label and he launches it in style with a series of collaborations with his peers. First up is "Cold Conquest", a pulsing, ominous track. Produced with Oliver Koletzki, the dark synth clouds that hover over the acid backing track are the polar opposite of euphoric trance. Moving towards techno, Secret Cinema's "Kickstreem" production with Zonneveld centres on a heavy, prowling bass with echoes of Positive Education. "Got Me', penned with Gabriel Ananda, is a blissed out psychedelic techno groove, while the release ends with "Kapot". Written in association with Matt Sassari, it brings a brash, buzzing end to this impressive debut release.