New label SOUND is off to a pretty decent start when you consider they've commissioned the current queen of techno Nicole Moudaber for a track on their debut EP. She offers us the bumpy minimal groove of "Avocado In My Belly". If that was not enough, Hungarian tech house hero Jay Lumen also appears with the funked up peak time tribalism of "Good Woodoo" which is just killer. Also featuring are Roman upstatrs Nice7 with the cheeky and jazzy Kater Blau style of "Pussy" and Quito's Crespo with the dark and tunnelling techno of "Machala" for fans of the Drumcode sound.
It sounds like house music's past is being brought to bear on Break It. While Ibiza-based DJ Moudaber favours what could be loosely described as a minimal approach, the dense, rolling drums and edgy vocal samples are pure 90s New York house. It is no coincidence then that the label has chosen one of the originators of New York dance music to rework the title track. Collaborating with Mike Frade, Victor Calderone delivers a filtered take on the original, albeit with a more menacing underlying feeling than the original offered. Moudaber
applies the same dense, drummy approach on "Don't Touch My Junk", and in case there was any doubt about the release's tribal house credentials, veteran producer Santos adds a frenetic feel to the rhythm and more abrasive percussion on his version of "Jack".