Andrew Grant & Lomez are no strangers to My Favorite Robot Records, having provided one of the highlights of last years ‘Sixth Stimulus Package’ in the shape of the excellent ‘Oshno’. Now they are back with a new EP that is set to cement their position as part of the MFRR stable.
Individually the pair have achieved much in dance music circles; Andrew is a resident for superclub Circoloco, has released on labels such Plastic City, Connect Four & Barraca and set up his own EDEC & Blau Motif imprints, Baltimore resident Lomez has toured the world as a DJ, recorded for MFRR & Little Helper and has music lined up on the super hot Hypercolour label amongst others.
The ‘Has To Be Love EP’ is a superb package featuring three brand new tracks from the duo as well as a remix from rising Crosstown Rebels star Amirali. The record opens with the entrancing strains of ‘Distant Thunder’, a wonderfully hypnotic deep and techy house affair that fuses subtle melodies with fluttering bass and rolling drums to create a record with real feeling. Second of the three originals comes in the shape of title track ‘Has to be Love’, journeying into eighties tinged electro territory with its Human League-esque drums and soaring synths playing host to the heavily effected vocals, sublime stuff. Next we have ‘Be Free’ which sees the pair drop the tempo and deliver a laid back and soulful gem.
To round off the package My Favorite Robot have handed remix duties to current Crosstown Rebels hot property Amirali who takes time out from the promotion of his debut album to deliver a wonderful reinterpretation of ‘Has to be Love’. The drums are stripped back, the parts twisted up and the record is reimagined as a sonic soundscape existing on the outer reaches of our known electronic universe, beautiful stuff.
Andrew Grant & Lomez have delivered another sterling record and have added a record to the My Favorite Robot Record catalogue that is sure to stand the test of time, enjoy.