This is only Pusic's second release, but already ears are raised to the name thanks to these high quality compilation EPs. Andy Hart & Max Graef are first up with the luxuriously deep, shuffle-house of "Gefleckte Gauklerblume". "You Made a Change Of Heart" sees a euphoric gospel sample teased to within an inch of its life, only to be then spun into tech-house gold by Roman Rauch.
Since 2013, Pusic Records' occasional EPs have all followed the same blueprint. This sixth release sticks to the template, delivering more hazy, soul-flecked warmth that sits somewhere between deep house, broken beat and jazzier, more experimental flavours. M5K's "Phase Em Out" neatly fuses spacey electronics and wonky, off-kilter hip-hop beats, whilst Snacks' "Between You & Me" laces bold, jazzy piano lines and sweaty, diva vocal samples over a bouncy deep house groove. There's a little more Chez Damier style bump to Woodcut's "The Projects", which Hodini also reworks - in a loose and jazzy broken house style - under his Hulk Hodn alias. Finally, Funkyjaws' reaches for the stars with the rising synth lines, breezy melodies and cymbal-heavy beats of "Burr".
Here's something of a treat from soul-flecked deep house specialists Pusic Records: a double-length EP featuring a range of sinewy dancefloor treats. There's much to admire across the eight tracks, from the bongo-laden percussion and 'Knights of the Jaguar' style synth strings of KRL's lip-smacking remix of The New Tower Generation's "Hidden Banana Bug", to the rubbery live bass, woozy chords and near Balearic headiness of Anaxander's "LetAss Go Party". Also worth mentioning is Steve J's pumping, piano-sporting "Souljay" and the dreamy, enveloping, Andres-ish shuffle of Pablo Valentino's jazz-flecked "When I Was a Kid". Glenn Astro's wonky, ultra-deep remix of the same track is arguably the EP's standout moment.
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