Gus & Bonso
THE PRIEST EP (EGAL 3 REMIX)
12" Vinyl NL
Rising stars on the Greek house/tech scene Gus & Bonso have been making a solid name for themselves via promising releases on Quantized Music, Rhythmetic and Recovery Tech. Their debut EP for Wrong State continues their impressive trend.
The Priest channels a classic tech house feel, warm muted chord stabs providing a counterbalance for the classy bassline action. Spooky vocals bring a tinge of drama as the rhythm snaps away unperturbed. It's a highly infectious track, everything fitting into place perfectly to make for irresistible dancefloor wiggling.
Nothing Between is a prime slice of truly deep tech house, with a seductively bubbling bassline throbbing away under filtered, sustained synth chords that resist the temptation to erupt out of their dubbed-out depths. An irresistible, low-slung male vocal adds texture and contrast as atonal bleeps punctuate the crisp percussion.
Moving Shadow moves into techier territories, but not at the expense of grace and subtlety. The pitter-patter percussion provides the energy as eerie, delayed stabs pan across the stereo field. Morphing pads give the track a tense, atmospheric feel as the subs boom away down low.
Romania's Egal 3 (Memoria, Chelsea Hotel Records, The Rabbit Hole) provides a softly tripped-out reinterpretation of The Priest, all spacey echoing synths and subby tom bass tones. [info from tv]