EP Fridays #24
Artist: All Is Well
Release: Hope All Is Well
Coming from a mysterious moniker is this sensual and entrancing three-track EP. All Is Well is a new project of a well-established artist with a back catalog of 20 years who is choosing to remain anonymous. Finding itself right at home on Luca Bacchetti’s Endless imprint, the Hope All Is Well EP is a delicious offering of house music. Starting things off is the title track, which is profoundly elegant and deep. Not surprisingly, Bacchetti opened his self-rated “best set of the year” with it back in June. Its jewel tones and blossoming melodies make for a perfect set-starter. Up next is “Vabene,” a forward-thinking track which exeudes emotion. Rounding out the release is the jazzy, synth-fueled “La Valse De La Pertinence,” a variable exercise in the arpeggiator. Each track has a special air of sophistication. This release is not one to be missed. We don’t even care to know who All Is Well is, we just hope he/she continues to make such captivating music.
Release: Bludine EP
Ahh, Ibiza. The sun, the sand, and some of the best electronic music the world has to offer. Bravofox is lucky enough to call the island his home, and offers up some serious groove as a result. The trio of tracks on the Bludine EP inspire heavy-duty booty shaking. Starting it off is “Bludine Paler,” the cut which got the attention of Wiggle and will be featured on the upcoming 20 Years of Wiggle compilation. It hits the sweet spot of deep, funky house music as its meant to be. Next, “Rose Madder” is an artfully-composed, floor-ready, chuggy track with ever-so-slight hints of disco flavor. “You Should” closes out the release on a low (as in frequency) note. We’d gladly catch Bravofox at any of his upcoming gigs, including at Ministry of Sound in London and Space Ibiza.
Artist: Whyt Noyz
Release: It Grows
Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gents, this EP is a fantastically wild ride. The rising British duo Whyt Noyz is back with their second offering on Minus, and this time they’re taking no prisoners. Whether you’re a fan of techno, minimal, house, or something in between, you’ll quickly find yourself lost in these sounds. The stabby, lively “Jingles” sets the tone, and let us say, this track should come with a warning label because it WILL get stuck in your head for days. “Less Is Mo'” and “One, Two, Four” see the duo further experimenting with layers of sound and rhythm, then “Closure” comes on and all hell breaks loose. The standout track for us, it’s all kinds of dark, wobbly, and hypnotic techno. Finishing things off is the energetic, winding “Yes Private.” This release will instantly pull you in and not let go until the very end.