Darius Syrossian // 10 Miles from Lima [Klangkultur Schallplatten]
Newcomers Klangkultur Schallplatten from Cologne hit us with their second release from the brilliant Darius Syrossian. There are some vicious and unrepentant house grooves thrown out here, but with no little lack of subtly or dancefloor nous either.
10 Miles From Lima charges in with a punched tribal kick after the filter is let go from an energetic and percussive intro. There is some pin-sharp production overlaying things too, things are crisp and clear, yet warm and encouraging. The groove is addictive, the huge bass-fills and super stabs keep it all very exciting on the ear, building and building the groove, level by level. By the time the strings rise over the track and the kick hits, we just wanna hear the bass drop again, and boy does it do it with style. Dance floor bomb all the way for me.
Return of the Favela People has more of a latin-jacked out feel with some classic vocal and string elements punctuating the mix perfectly, with some clipped cowbells and skipping mid-hats which help drive things onwards. This may not have the toughness of the title track, but will keep a smile on the sternest of faces out out there and is top drawer for the house-heads out there.
Another sterling release then from the Cologne based imprint, that will they have next in store?
Release Date: Out Now
Words: Mike 13