12" Vinyl D
2 killer tunes by malta native Dean Demanuele
Malta native Dean Demanuele has always made tech-house with a swagger, but even his own lofty standards, his latest release is a joy to behold. Full of tension from the get-go, the Grey Game EP - released on Deanís always excellent Dazed and Confused label - confirms his reputation as his countryís leading exporter of all things dancefloor driven.
Leading the way is the title track. A catchy techno jam that conjures up images of 5,000 people strong warehouse raves, this one is littered with vibes from the off. A real fist-bumper, itís the sort of track thatís sure to prompt absolute pandemonium when dropped at the right moment. Stuffed with zippy synths and clever clicks, itís a deceptively simple piece of music thatís sure to raise eyebrows and hands alike.
Although it starts off with seemingly modest ambitions, the other track Ď Seedsí, quickly unravels into a whole new different beats altogether. A banging track with peak-time flavours galore, itís notable for its gnarling acid lines and a killer baseline thatís deserving of an especially large soundsystem. ĎGrey Gameí isnít the most subtle of tracks - but thatís not the point here. If youíre looking for something to absolutely desiccate the dancefloor this weather, consider yourself served here. Demanuele has been on a rich vein of form for some time now, and his latest compounds the fact.
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