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Ekkohaus steps up for a new four track EP to be released on Cargo Edition, entitled “On The Road”. The Germany based producer has been making his own unique sounds since the 90s, often on labels like Liebe*Detail, 2020Vision and Safari Electronique, and at the same time has a long and fruitful relationship with this label as well as its big brother Moon Harbour.
This new EP continues in that good tradition and explores four different aspects of groove laden, dancefloor ready tech house. The first is the title track, “On The Road” and is one that grows out of a warm and looping sub bass into some that’s liquid and funky’s the sort of track that makes you shake your ass and no mistake.
“Don’t Come Back” is a littler darker and more firm in its well defined grooves, with filtered eerie vocals dropping in and out of the slinky hi hats and deep diving bassline at various intervals. Off kilter snares add some extra snap and keep you engaged right until the end.
“See Through You” has another charming bassline paired with popping, metallic percussion and some jazzy organ chords for an extra human touch. It’s intricate yet loose, focussed yet widescreen where final effort “Electric Circuit” is more flatted footed and insistent. The kicks here are heavy, with snappy snares and crisp hi hats bringing bright metal surfaces to the forefront as a busy bassline meanders up and down in the background.
These are tool like tracks but still retain plenty of charm meaning Ekkohaus proves himself to be a studied groove scientist that never fails to lock the dancefloor in his solid groove.
Release/catalogue number: cargo022
Release date: Jun 29, 2012