When big brands stick together for a unique production, outputs have previously been-let’s say manageable. But sometimes such collabs really work and so does the newest offering from ever reliable Snatch!. UK-based house duo CamelPhat team up with the labels’ head honcho Riva Starr and America’s esteemed spoken word recording artist Ursula Rucker to deliver their debut collaboration EP, ‘Crystal Clear’.
This essential 2 track release continues Snatch!’s fine form and follows stellar releases from the likes of Parris Mitchell, Nina Kraviz, Mark Broom, Arthur Baker, Green Velvet, Groove Armada, Solardo and, of course, Riva Starr amongst many others.
The EP’s title track ‘Crystal Clear’ gets things underway, serving up a future deep house anthem encompassing a lush filtered chord pattern, an effective 4/4 groove and an emotive spoken vocal from the legendary Ursula Rucker stating ‘stay high, even when I fall’ – expect to hear this destroying dancefloors all over Europe and beyond this summer!
‘Electricity’ is next up and concludes the release by continuing the housey vibes, taking the listener on an intense synth-driven workout featuring a distinctive whispered vocal by Mikey V, powerful drum programming, striking sound effects and a manipulated synth line which runs throughout.
It’s good to see that CamelPhat has so much more to offer than just ‘Cola’ and the other people involved add all their own flavours to make this two tracker remarkable.
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX