purism welcomes romanian minimal house upstart mihai popescu to the table, following the promising producer s run of hotly tipped singles on his own soulsity label. the groove is crisp and infectious on opening cut -do watcha feeel,- which makes great use of a looped up melodic phrase and choice vocal snippets for a quintessential house throwdown. -mixed moods- is no less floor-ready, but its delicate, shimmering keys add a seductive quality that s impossible to resist. -midnight insp- takes a heads-down, tracky approach on its run in, but by the latter half opens up to reveal a gorgeous, swirling bath of chords. -aritmethixx- provides contrast for the ep s closer, keeping the beat stripped back and using haunting flecks of sonic decoration that wouldn t sound out of place on a horror inc track
amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! homemade ep is signed by mihai popescu , labels twelve release . already releasing some of his older tracks at soulsity, here comes 4 of mihais latest works. on a side the ep starts with untitled 3, a powefull but smooth inner trip fusioned with the nostalgic feeling of the 90s and is a tribute to the past, present and future generations of house-heads enthusiasts. it also introduces the second track of this side, >once upon..< a minimal-house journey to the realms of dreamy stories and infinite possibilities on the >hills of nowhere<. flip the side and you will find a more minimal orientated expressive part of mihai popescu , also a shift in the mood of the entire ep. b1 >prea serios< and >untitled 1< might seem the dark side of the moon but are rather infused with the same energy and afinity for dreamful scenarios.
mihai popescu kicks off a new label, steppin motion records, with two of his own brilliant tracks. the romanian artist has been a key part of the scene since 2012, releasing on labels like soulsity, rora and bass culture. he has a slick electronic sound that is here for all to here on these two new cuts.
steppin motion is a record label based in paris and managed by swoop. it aims to promote music as an art, as something beautiful that gets your body and soul in motion. this first ep is in two parts, showcasing both sides of the label: the first part is the most dance oriented, whereas the second part will be more soul / beauty oriented. the amazing artwork comes from vesod, who is an italian street-artist painter from turin.
selfsuficient is first and is ten minutes of slippery house music with lovely chords and melodies all making for a warm and infectious groove. it is colourful, loose and rhythmic stuff that oozes a futuristic sense of soul. neasteptat is deeper, with rubbery drums and woodpecker like sounds all weaving round each other to cast a spell on those who hear it.
these are two terrific tracks that connoisseurs of minimal house are going to lap up.