SMOKE & MIRRORS EP
12" Vinyl UK
Smoke & Mirrors - Is a breaky house track with old 70s vocal samples & a heavy sub bass rolling beat. Smoke & Mirrors (Hanfry Martinez remix) - Rolling bass stabs with that Apollonia esk percussion. Amazing remix of an already fantastic original.
Nobodies Freakin - The deeper side of the EP, plodding bass with latin drums & vocals with strings to fill out the background.
Body - Old school sample fused with a heavy electronic bass & percussion. Vocals with an ambient feel give the track that big room dance floor filler vibe.
Manchester producers System2 first popped up on Underground Audio a few weeks back with the rather tidy "Waxing Egos EP" and it seems they're wasting no time with the first release on their own self-titled imprint already finding its way to the front of the playlists of the more discerning DJs.
Lead track "Smoke & Mirrors" is a classy slab of house with a chunky break doing it's thang alongside horn stabs, funk vocal snippets and a bowel bothering bottom end.
It's a solid number that manages to swerve any easy genre tagging and provide something to pique the interest of those seeking something slightly left of centre.
One Records' Hanfry Martinez drops in next to iron out the kinks and turn the opener into something a bit more straightforward but no less interesting before the rest of the EP is handed back to System2.
Third track "Nobodies Freakin" keeps things moving nicely with it's driving 4/4 rhythm, bass hook and haunting synth hook that just sits just nicely beneath the surface before things get a tad more energetic again with "Body".
An absolutely brilliant EP and with the Underground Audio EP also in the bag already this year it seems that 2014 should be a big year for System2. [txt from ]
cross town rebels /
Manchester / firstname.lastname@example.org
Filthy Rich / Spektre
Mission / Ministry, Leeds / London /
“Tasty EP here...full support on this...great sound"
Cristoph 26/02/2014 12:03
“Nobodies Freakin and Body are quality! Defo be playing
Hanfry Martinez ( Overall Music)
“nice !!!! :)"
Italy / www.theunderground.eu
“WOW! Difficult to decide what to pick up here.. my fav
are smoke & mirrors (HF remix) and body! thx for the
Liverpool / soundcloud.com/davidglass1
“Hanfry Martinez remix is sick! thanks"
sibiu, romania / www.myspace.com/mihaipopoviciu
“remix is cool for me!"
Manchester / www.theunderground.eu
“Massive release, BODY is a killer!!!"
“really nice !! thnx"
“Always great to receive promos like this...really really
love Smoke & Mirrors original and remix...but i'll play for
sure all tracks. 100% in my style! Thanks"
“super remix love it"
Tenampa Recordings / www.tenampa.mx
midlands UK /
“Hanfry remix is top!"
Noir / Get Physical / Gruuv /
“Like the Hanfry Martinez mix and the original of Smoke
& Mirrors. Original is my favourite of the two though.
Will play these this weekend, nice one!"
“Great tracks and amzing remix from Hanfry ! Club
Patrick Topping 2
“Mint ep from the lads. nobodies freakin is my fav,
bassline is wicked
Oxford / http://www.soundcloud.com/timmyp
“LOVE IT LADS
“Massive release this. Love every track, loads of groove,
right up my street!! :) x"
London / www.fuselondon.net
Milton Keynes / Roots For Bloom
“Liking the Hanfry remix and Nobodies Freakin for sure!!
HOT CREATIONS /
“will try out sounds good..."
CATWASH RECORDS-PARIS /
“will play" [txt from ]