5 tracks (14:40)
Onde Ep is a house record with soft contours and silky textures.
Behind the name that can be deceiving, DLS is a manufacturer multifaceted and always manages to infuse his melodic touch.
"Onde"'s lead is a big, deliberate bass pattern that ascends and descends in a pool of glistening pads, as percussion and claps flicker in the background and the track nails a similar trick to "M(nidi)": it's utterly luxuriant deep house that feels instantly familiar even as its freshness confounds.
In addition to the original tracks are 3 exciting works with similar facets but yet different.
2040, two Italians operating out of Berlin who make music for FM<D, work start with the same sort of humming background atmosphere but this time pierce it with spiralling melodies and echoing claps.
G.U.A, GOS Music Studio Rec's label boss, marks his warm introspective tune; a big emotive pull, mildly engaging, its croaking bass and flitting melodies creating a sense of stability that's largely absent from the rest of the EP.
When done well, this style of music establishes a welcoming groove and then dusts it with moments of emotional intensity. Both songs are airy and clean in design, with hints of everything from goth to prog rock smeared within their louche, mid-tempo frameworks.
To closing the opera, Anie Tera who runs Italy's FM<D. The label owner has shown the same sort of versatility and engaging of the two previous remixers, mainly for the way the mix sounds a little less clean and more devil-may-care than the somewhat vulnerable flip, where slick and sultry pop house beats sway to and fro under intimate and his imperceptible male vocal.
Deep sounds rise again in the chair with FM.012, enjoy your trip.
05 Oct. 2015