Review: Bringing the pristine production and punchy funk to 8 Bit, Andre Butano and Demian Muller make for a formidable pairing on this four track EP. The vibes move around quite fluidly, starting with the techy bounce of "Zhummir" which feels poised to decimate the peak time dancefloor. "Crystal" is a more rolling, sexy kind of house jam bolstered by the croon of Manu on vocals, while on the flip "Dr Beauty" returns to that functional groove space that cries out for the endless night of Berlin partying. Rounding things off, "Purple Light" heads into the bleary eyed end of such a session, letting layers of vocal and texture fall into the whirlpool of sound with pleasingly disorientating results.
Review: Demian Muller teams up with his fellow Chilean producer Andre Butano for this heads-down dance floor release on Yousef's label. The title track sets the tone, with steely, metallic rhythms creating a tracky sound, supported by buzzing bass tones. "Esvivir" is similarly inclined and sees the duo conjure up a dense, rolling groove that slips into dreamy break downs. While David Glass' take on "Nitid Night" is led by heavy drums and tough kicks, there is also a lighter side to this release; in its original form, "Night" is a dubbed out groove full of billowing chords and trance-inspired melodies.
Review: The title track sees Casarano effectively use acid influences in a contemporary sound. The 303 lines niggle and curl their way around heavy drums and a rolling, tool-ish rhythm, lending a trippy feeling to a sound that can sometimes feel functional. Casarano is in more musical form with "Dreamer", as hissing percussion and heavy drums play host to mournful piano keys that add a sense of melancholia that was lacking in the title track. Finally, "Jazzy" sees the producer go out on a creative limb: the bassline is looser and rubbery and the juxtaposition between the breathy chords and the deranged menace of the squealing sax is a sound to behold.